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Acer Ecology Courses 2021

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Acer Ecology will be running a range distance-learning wildlife courses in 2021. The Ecology Training Courses 2021 are aimed at anyone with an interest in local wildlife but could also be useful for undergraduates and postgraduates students or for anybody currently or aspiring to work in ecological consultancy or for environmental organisations.

Phase 1 Habitat Survey Course with Zoom Sessions on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th April 2021


We will be re-running our ever popular Phase 1 Habitat Survey course. This will introduce participants to the Phase 1 methodology to classify habitats. In 2021 this course will be run as a combination of the online and self-study sessions. The zoom sessions will take place on the evenings of 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th April.

The course will cost £50.00 inclusive of VAT.

Introduction to QGIS – with Zoom Sessions on 14th and 21st April 2021

QGIS Training Course

This course provides an introduction to the use of QGIS for ecologists. The course is suitable for beginners to GIS, those looking to refresh their skills or those looking to migrate to using QGIS software. The course costs £50.00 inclusive of VAT and will run from 10am until 12pm on both days.

An Introduction to Bat Explorer – with Zoom Session on 28th April 2021

bat explorer course

This course, aimed at beginners and intermediate users, will give participants the knowledge and skills to use the BatExplorer software to analyse recordings. The course costs £40.00 inclusive of VAT and will run from 10am until 1pm.

Course Booking and Additional Information

  • All attendees will be issued with a certificate of attendance.
  • If we don’t have a course listed that you would like us to run, please get in touch! We can run bespoke courses for organisations, or if we have enough interest in your idea, we may consider put together a new course. You can view our entire course repertoire here.
  • To book on a course, please email us to request a booking form.

If you would like to enroll on any of our courses, or if you require further information, email us on