Statutory Biodiversity Metric Training


This course is based on the Statutory Biodiversity Metric issued for England’s first phase of mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain for most developments seeking planning permission. This course provides training on good practice for undertaking statutory biodiversity metric calculations for a development. It covers the baseline and post-development calculations, both on-site and off-site. While off-site calculations are covered, this course focuses on statutory biodiversity metric calculations for a development (rather than for offsite providers).

This training will be covered by three online Zoom sessions (each of three hours). Please note that this course does not cover details on designing Biodiversity Net Gain for a development, or the Watercourse component of the Statutory Metric or on Habitat Condition Assessments. Other CIEEM training courses are available on these aspects.


Session Date of session Session Times
Session 1 15 July 2024 14:00 - 17:00
Session 2 16 July 2024 9:30 - 12:30
Session 2 22 July 2024 14:00 - 17:00

Who Should Attend?

Ecological consultants who design or are involved with Biodiversity Net Gain developments.

EIA practitioners, sustainability and environmental managers working on Biodiversity Net Gain developments who wish to expand their technical knowledge of biodiversity unit calculations.

Local authority ecologists and planners reviewing proposals for, or working on, Biodiversity Net Gain developments.

NGOs and land owners / managers who are involved with Biodiversity Net Gain developments and/or proposing and undertaking biodiversity offsets.

Knowledge Level

Intermediate - Advanced

Prior Knowledge

This course is aimed at individuals with some experience in or knowledge of biodiversity unit calculation, as well as individuals with some experience who wish to develop their skills and knowledge in biodiversity unit calculations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Undertake a Statutory Biodiversity Metric calculation of the baseline of a development site.
  • Undertake a Statutory Biodiversity Metric calculation of direct impacts on habitats from a development.
  • Use Statutory Biodiversity Metric to support the design of Biodiversity Net Gain.


Tickets Person(s) Price (£)
CIEEM Member Ticket 1 £212.00
Non Member Ticket 1 £308.00