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Our training and events listings includes current details for our national programme of training courses, conferences and webinars as well as regional events organised by our Member Networks. 

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Event level
Theme
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21
Sep
Become QGIS competent in 2 days. The training will provide hands-on experience of how to ‘use’ a GIS to analyse ecological data, produce survey maps and carrying out a range of simple queries

Event type Training
Event level Beginner
Theme Data analysis and interpretation, Technologies
Location South West England
21
Sep
The course will provide a useful overview and update of bat impact assessment and mitigation and consider various development types including roads, woodland, housing and wind farms. There will be examples of case studies and participants are encouraged to bring their own examples of bat mitigation for discussion

Event type Training
Event level Beginner - Intermediate
Theme Ecological Assessment, Habitat/species management, Mitigation and compensation, Planning and development, Policy and legislation, Protected species, Terrestrial
Location Scotland
23
Sep
This event, organised by the South East England Section Committee, will look at Chilterns Ancient Woodland, including woodland archaeology

Event type Member Network Event
Theme Fieldwork skills, Ecological Assessment
Location South East England
25
Sep
The course will cover beaver ecology and biology, including behaviour and habitat manipulation, and provide an introduction to field sign identification and survey methods. The day will also provide the background to the restoration of this species.

Event type Training
Event level Beginner - Intermediate
Theme Fieldwork skills, Freshwater and estuarine, Habitat survey and assessment, Species’ ecology, survey and identification, Terrestrial
Location Scotland
26
Sep
Penny Anderson leads theory sessions and site visits to explore the restoration of blanket bog and wet heath habitats.

Event type Training
Event level Intermediate - Advanced
Theme
Location East Midlands
26
Sep
Training will also be provided on distinguishing beaver field signs from other mammals, early identification of potential beaver conflict sites and assessing severity levels of potential conflicts. The day includes a field visit to see management techniques in action.

Event type Training
Event level Beginner - Intermediate
Theme Fieldwork skills, Freshwater and estuarine, Habitat survey and assessment, Habitat/species management, Mitigation and compensation, Planning and development, Policy and legislation, Species’ ecology, survey and identification, Terrestrial
Location Scotland
26
Sep
This visit, organised by West and East Midlands Section Committees, will include an introduction to this active quarry site and its biodiversity management, plus a talk on the EIA process and biodiversity commitments undertaken to achieve the quarry extension. The field visit element will include wet meadow, hedgerow and woodland soil translocation areas.

Event type Member Network Event
Theme Habitat/species management, Mitigation and compensation, Planning and development
Location West Midlands
28
Sep
Jointly delivered by John Altringham and Anna Berthinussen, this course will describe survey approaches for assessing the impact of road and rail on bat activity and diversity, suitable for pre-, during and post construction phases. It will also cover methods for assessing the effectiveness of mitigation structures (such as underpassess and green bridges) at increasing crossing permeability and safety for bats.

Event type Training
Event level Intermediate - Advanced
Theme Terrestrial, Data analysis and interpretation, Habitat/species management, Mitigation and compensation, Planning and development, Protected species, Species’ ecology, survey and identification
Location Yorkshire and Humber
04
Oct
Training aims to develop understanding of ecology, legislation, survey methods, equipment, data interpretation and reporting.

Event type Training
Event level Beginner
Theme Data analysis and interpretation, Fieldwork skills, Policy and legislation, Protected species, Report writing, Species’ ecology, survey and identification, Terrestrial, Transferable skills
Location South West England
05
Oct
This course will cover the impacts on bats of development, roads, tree surgery and wind farms and the requirement for appropriate bat mitigation and enhancement in line with current legislative requirements.

Event type Training
Event level Beginner - Intermediate
Theme Ecological Assessment, Habitat/species management, Mitigation and compensation, Planning and development, Policy and legislation, Protected species, Terrestrial, Transferable skills
Location South West England
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