Introduction to Professional Bat Work

Summary

A one-day course led by Pat Waring to explore the key skills, experience and knowledge necessary for undertaking professional bat work in the UK.

Description

This training combines indoor presentations, case studies, and a daytime field visit to bat roosts to explore the key skills, experience and knowledge necessary for undertaking professional bat work in the UK. Specific topic areas covered include:

  • Introduction to UK bats and their features
  • Bat biology and ecology
  • Bats and the law
  • Survey techniques
  • Mitigation for bats
  • Practical fieldwork sessions

The trainer is also planning to run an optional evening emergence survey and/or activity survey, beginning at 1900hrs and finishing by 2100hrs.

Survey techniques are explored in more detail in our Introduction to Professional Bat Surveys training on 12 September at the same venue.

Who Should Attend?

Primarily ecological consultants but also relevant to students, planners, SNCOs and NGO staff.

Knowledge Level

Beginner

Prior Knowledge

No existing knowledge, experience or skills are required

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify bats and bat signs
  • Describe bat roost requirements
  • Ensure that bat work is carried out legally and with all reasonable safeguards
  • Select an appropriate survey approach for a given situation

Refreshments

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Lunch is not provided.

Key Information

Start date:

Cost:

CIEEM Member: £110 / Non-member: £180

Organisation:

CIEEM

Type:

Short

Sector:

Ecology, Workshop & Practical Skills

Location:

Lancashire

Contact Details: