Bats for Heritage Professionals

Bats for Heritage Professionals

Bats for Heritage Professionals

Bat awareness is important for anyone who is responsible for heritage buildings and their renovation, development and maintenance. The course content is based on technical advice developed by Historic England, Natural England, English Heritage, the National Trust and the Bat Conservation Trust.

The online course takes place over 2 afternoons with a practical task to complete between the sessions and is suitable for anyone working or volunteering with heritage buildings.

Upcoming dates: We do not currently have any dates scheduled for this course.

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Course content includes:

  • Bat biology and ecology
  • Bats in heritage buildings: where, when, which bats, evidence of bats
  • Taking account of bats
  • Best practice and case studies

By the end of the course, attendees will be able to:-

  • Identify, by visual inspection, any features in heritage buildings that could be a potential bat roost site
  • Summarise the life cycle of bats in the UK and describe the best time for carrying out works in relation to the bat calendar
  • Exercise judgement about when to contact appropriate specialists for assistance at a suitable stage in the building inspection/work process
  • Recognise the consequences of acting without due consideration when carrying out works on heritage buildings, which results in bat or roost destruction or disturbance.

Tutor: The course is delivered by Jo Ferguson, Built Environment Manager at the Bat Conservation Trust

Online course: The online workshops are live and interactive on Zoom with lots of opportunities to ask questions.

CPD: A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded that can be used as evidence for CPD.


£105 - online

Discounts: £5 for BCT members, 10% multi-buy discount if booking 3 or more course places

This course is also available as an in-house course on request.

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