Ecological Training

EMEC Ecology is able to offer a range of training services from simple site-based toolbox talks to seminars and workshops that count towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

We provide courses for various professionals, including developers, site managers and workers, architects, local planners and consultants. In addition, we also offer training opportunities for students, graduates, volunteers and other interested parties looking to improve their skills in ecological surveying and assessment.

We can accommodate training groups at our office in central Nottingham, or alternatively we can deliver training on-site or at a location of your choice.

Training services include:

  • Toolbox talks to site supervisors and workers about site-based ecological constraints and suitable working methods.
  • Seminars to developers, site managers, architects and local planners about the ecological constraints to development (including site-based Q&A).
  • Theoretical and practical workshops on protected species including bats, badgers, great crested newts, water voles, otters and white-clawed crayfish.
  • Theoretical and practical workshops on botanical identification and site assessment.
  • Bespoke ecological training sessions and courses.

Examples of recent training delivered by EMEC Ecology:

  • Various ecology training days on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Wildlife in the City (WINC) scheme, including an introduction to bats, botany, butterflies and aquatic invertebrates.
  • Water Vole Ecology and Survey Techniques on behalf of Nottinghamshire County Council, involving theoretical and practical sessions at Bestwood Country Park.
  • Ecological Considerations seminars to staff at Nottingham City Council and Mansfield District Council.
  • Small Mammal Surveying and Wildflower Identification training days undertaken at Colwick Woods in Nottingham.

To discuss training options with a member of our team, please do not hesitate to call our office on 0115 964 4828.