Posted: 4 years ago

£70 per course

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This self study course is aimed at consultant ecologists, conservationists and arboriculturalists and aims to raise awareness and gain skills when assessing trees for bats.

Bats are fully protected by law in the UK and it is important to have a good understanding of them when working in woodlands or on individual trees.

The course will cover bat legislation, use of trees by bats, survey methodologies, how to recognise trees used by, or potentially used by bats, and mitigation that can be used when bats are found to be present.

We will cover assessing trees from the ground and when aerial tree climbing is appropriate. A Principal Ecologist with 20 years of bat experience will be your tutor.

The course is in the form of a video, handout and quiz and will be both ‘classroom’ based and your tutor goes out into the field to show you how to assess trees for bats from the ground.

Once you have seen the video there is a short quiz and this will be marked by the tutor and if you get over 70% you will receive a certificate.

Please note that a basic understanding of UK bat species and ecology is helpful for this course.


Video playing time is 1hr 43 mins. We suggest you allow 4-5 hours for watching the video, taking notes and researching. 

Price: The course costs only £70 (plus VAT).

How to book: 

You can book on-line on

Alternatively, if you are a company, you can request an invoice by emailing

Once you have booked, we will e-mail you to confirm that your booking has been received and you will then be able to start the course.


Email or call Sue on 07818073660.

International training:

This course is designed for people seeking to work in the UK. If you’re seeking work in another country, check out our Introduction to Ecology course.