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Interpreting Your Bat Surveys

Target Audience: Ecological consultants- Foundation level

Are you experienced in carrying out professional bat surveys? Would you like to learn how to interpret the data you have collected and analysed? Do you want to be able to assess the impacts of a development on a site and learn how to implement suitable mitigation?  

This course will teach you how legislation, planning policy and licensing impact on your work. Over two days this classroom based course will teach participants how best to interpret survey results and how to assess the value of a site and the impact of proposed small-scale works.  It will also provide an overview of the principles of designing/implementing a suitable mitigation scheme, and the importance of monitoring.

Interpreting your bat surveys (BCT)

Course Content Includes: 

  • Legislation
  • Development planning
  • Licensing
  • Interpreting survey results
  • Assessing value and impact
  • Avoidance, mitigation and compensation (an introduction)
  • Monitoring
  • Case studies

Prior knowledge: Designed as a follow-up to Surveying for Bats.  Participants should have at least one summer of experience in surveying bats and analysing their data (identifying species, roosts, bat activity, etc). If you are unsure about whether this course is the appropriate level, please contact the training team.

Equipment: A list of required equipment will be sent with the pre-course pack.

Dates: We do not currently have any dates scheduled for this course. We can  deliver it as an inhouse course. To discuss your needs and costs for an inhouse course please contact the training team.

Professional Training Standards met:
Legislation, licensing & planning 2.1-2.4
Survey techniques & equipment 4.1
Interpreting data & assessing impacts 6.1
Mitigating for development impacts 7.1, 7.3

In line with BCT's Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines, 3rd Ed. 


Non-residential# £340

#This course is non-residential but the venue is located next to a Premier Inn.


£5 for BCT members (Join today to receive your discount!)

A 10% discount is available for bookings of three or more places. This can be multiple places on the same course or booking three or more separate courses. Multiple places must be booked at the same time to receive the discount. To take advantage of this discount you will need to book three or more courses/places through our online booking system, at the payment page select "pay by invoice". Please then contact the training team so that your discount can be applied.

NB: Corporate members may be entitled to additional discounts. Click here for more information on becoming a corporate member




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