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We organise a wide range of training courses for both volunteers and professionals. All of our professional courses have been developed to complement BCT's Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines and Professional Training Standards.



Our courses are now approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD.


Change of date

The date of our Using Bat Detectors course has changed from 11 May to 7 June, at Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire.

2016 courses

Dates and venues for our 2016 programme are now available. 

Inline with current guidance

  • Our courses for ecological consultants are inline with BCT's Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines (3rd edition) which was released in early 2016.
  • Our arborist courses are in line with the new British Standard 8596: Surveying for bats in trees and woodland.

New for 2016

Courses available to book now:

Coming soon...



Find the course that's right for you: 


Or click here for our full list of 2016 courses.


If you have a general query about training or licensing, try our Frequently Asked Questions

BCT training course terms and conditions  

The website is updated regularly with details of new courses and dates, but if you would like to be added to the training mailing list, please contact the training team.

For any questions you can contact the training team: / 020 7820 7165


Our courses are advertised on conservationjobs and environmentjob.

Find out more

Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists: Good Practice Guidelines 3rd edition (4 MB) - 29/01/16
The essential guide for professional ecologists working with bats. This edition has been revised and updated by experts based on the latest evidence and best practice.

Professional Training Standards (1 MB) - 29/03/12
Professional Training Standards

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