Preliminary Ecological Appraisal

Phase 1 Habitat Survey Course – March 2022

Phase 1 Habitat Survey Course with Four Zoom Sessions on the Evenings of 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2022.


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 2022 this course will be run as a combination of the following:

  • Series of pre-recorded videos
  • Training material delivered by zoom
  • Discussion sessions held by zoom
  • Self-organised phase 1 habitat survey of site local to the participant
  • Provision of a phase 1 habitat template report for you to edit into and complete a phase 1 or Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) report.

The course content will include the following elements:

  • Introduction to phase 1 habitat survey
  • Phase 1 habitats
  • Terrestrial invasive plant species
  • In-depth look at indicator species of a range of common habitats (trees, grasslands, woodlands, ruderal, and ephemeral and short perennial habitats)
  • Protected species surveys undertaken as part of Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (PEAs)
  • Phase 1 reporting
  • Phase 1 mapping using QGIS

The zoom sessions will take place on the evenings of 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March 2022 commencing at 7.00pm on each evening.

The course will cost £50.00 inclusive of VAT.

  • All attendees will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

Contact us on 029 2065 0331 or for more information or to enrol.