Whether you are a bat-beginner or an expert you are sure to find an event to interest you in the listings below. Year round the Bat Conservation Trust, local bat groups as well as conservation and community organisations arrange bat events across the UK from training courses to bat walks for families.

To stay updated on all BCT's upcoming events, sign up to our events mailing list here.

You will soon be able to add your events on our website yourself but for the time being please do email comms@bats.org.uk with details of your event: name of event, date, time and location, who is it aimed for, is it a paid event (if so how much per person), do people need to book (and where), contact details for the organiser for people who have question, website of the event if there is one.

Further information about the Bat Conservation Trust's Training Courses and Conferences & Symposia.

Certificate of Bat Acoustics Analysis - online, available to start now

1st June 2021

This online course contains 14 modules and more than 15 hours of content including powerpoint presentations, downloadable documents and demonstrations of real examples using various software packages. Focusing on 19 species of bats found in Britain and Ireland, you will develop your skills in bat call analysis. Developed by Neil Middleton of BatAbility.

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Bitesize Bats

9th June 2021

A collection of workshops designed to work as both a complete programme and as stand-alone sessions, each workshop will help trainees progress with their bat licence training as part of wider working. Workshops are also suitable for individuals who are not licence trainees but still interested in developing their knowledge of British bats. As with our face-to-face training we will limit numbers to ensure that all attendees are able to get the most out of their workshops. The five workshops are: 'British Bat Ecology and Conservation', 'Bats and the Law', 'Bat ID', 'Roosts and Signs', and 'Training for a Licence'. We're happy to say that at least 20% of our profit from these workshops will be donated to support the work of the Bat Conservation Trust.

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British bats, their ecology and conservation - 6 session course

6th July 2021

Online course with 6 live, weekly workshops lasting 60-90 minutes online with opportunities to interact with the tutors on Zoom and ask your questions. Recordings of each session will be available afterwards for 1 month. You can book individual sessions if you are particularly interested in one or two topics, or book all six for a full overview of British bats.

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Bat Ecology and Conservation

21st July 2021

This one-day course is designed for those new to bat work. You will be given a comprehensive foundation to bat biology, ecology and conservation.

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Conference on Wind Energy and Wildlife impacts

4th April 2022

Sharing science-led solutions in the Dutch dunes

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