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Courses on request

We are happy to deliver any of our courses as an in-house option where suitable. If you have 15 or more people attending and have a suitable training venue, it is likely to be more cost-effective and it means we can tailor the course specifically to your needs.

We are also happy to discuss developing and delivering bespoke training for your company’s needs. In 2012 we delivered bespoke training courses for the Canal and River Trust and London Underground staff.

Mark Robinson, Canal and River Trust

“Thank you very much for providing us with the Bats in Structures training. We were very pleased with the day."  

For more information about bespoke courses, email: training@bats.org.uk

Additional courses available on request:

Audience: Ecological consultants, advanced amateurs and graduate students

Bat Detectors and Sound Analysis – Level Two

This one day course uses time expansion and builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in Bat Detectors and Sound Analysis – Level One. This course is for those with a good working knowledge of the use of bat detectors who wish to gain a more advanced understanding of bat detector survey tools and techniques to aid in undertaking professional bat surveys and interpreting results.

Audience: Construction industry

Bats and Bridges: An Awareness Course

This one day course seeks to raise awareness of bats amongst individuals responsible for the maintenance and management of bridges. This course has been designed to ensure that participants are aware of their responsibilities with regards to bats and are also able to recognise the basic signs of potential roosts within bridge structures.

Designing Buildings for Bats and Biodiversity

The move towards airtight buildings has meant that many of the traditional spaces used by wildlife, such as birds and bats, are no longer provided for in new buildings. This one day course explores many of the considerations, principles and techniques available to design and build biodiversity-friendly buildings.

Audience: Local authority planners

Planning for Protected Species

BCT have developed a half day course to enable land use planners to deal with protected species issues in their day to day role, both in forward planning and development control.

Audience: Wildlife Crime Officers

Wildlife Crime Officer Training

This evening workshop is intended to provide practical training for police and others to learn more about bats. The evening will start with introductory talk providing some background information on bats, and will be followed by a visit to a bat roost to look for bat signs and a chance to see bats up close and look for identification features.

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