Bats and Arboriculture – Scoping surveys for arborists
"Very good introduction to bats in relation to ecology, the law and tree use." Course participant, 2017
This Lantra-accredited course, developed by the Bat Conservation Trust and supported by the Arboricultural Association, will enable participants to carry out tree works with consideration for the potential effects on bats and their habitats.
This course is in line with the British Standard 8596 - Surveying for bats in trees and woodland.
In-person courses will be on hold until we can gather safely later in 2021.
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Course content includes:
- Bat biology
- Bat ecology
- Bats and the law
- Potential tree roost recognition
- Where to go for help
- Emergency procedures
- Practical exercise
Course tutors: Richard Crompton, Richard Flight, Louise Mapstone, Sonia Reveley, Natalie Todman
Prior knowledge: None
CPD: The course counts towards Arboricultural Association CPD requirements and participants will receive a Lantra awards attendance certificate.
Please note this is a basic awareness course - it will not give participants the knowledge or skills to carry out full bat surveys.
Cost: In person: £190.50 with Lantra certificate or £165 with BCT certificate of attendance. The course contents and resources are the same for both options.
Online course: £120.50 with Lantra certificate or £95 with BCT certificate of attendance. The course contents and resources are the same for both options.
Discounts: £5 for BCT or Arboricultural Association members, 10% multi-buy discount if booking 3 or more course places
This course is also available as an in-house course on request.