See the following tables for practical or natural history conservation related courses.
HCV will generally reimburse regular volunteers for worthwhile courses.
Local Courses: 2005
|Sun. 26 Jun||Wildlife Ponds||O||FSC||£30|
|Sat. 9 Jul||Discovering Wild Flowers||O||FSC||£30|
|Sat. 30 Jul||Aquatic Plant Identification||P-I||FSC||£38|
|Sun. 7 Aug||First Aid|
(to be confirmed)
|Sat. 17 Sep||Identifying Trees in Leaf||B||FSC||£30|
|Sun. 18 Sep||Badger Course|| ||EWT (Thorndon)||£15|
|Thu. 1 & Fri. 2 Dec||Hedgelaying||P-O||FSC||£75|
HMWT - Contact Petrina Allen at Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
on 01727 858901.
FSC Epping Forest - Field Centre, Tel. 020 8508 7714,
High Beech, Loughton, Essex IG10 4AF,
managed by the
Field Studies Council.
The courses listed above are a small selection of the full
Epping Forest programme.
EWT - Essex Wildlife Trust
Thorndon Countryside Centre, Tel. 01277 232944.
RSPB - Rye Meads Visitor Centre, Tel. 01992 798380,
Rye Road, Stanstead Abbotts, Herts SG12 8JS.
VST - Voluntary Sector Training (NW Essex CVS Partnership)
Tel: 01371 876747
UDC Building, 46 High Street, Great Dunmow, Essex, CM6 1AN.
Essex Wildlife Trust Survey Training
Essex Wildlife Trust has a programme of training events on
species identification and methods of recording
to help provide information for the Essex Biodiversity Action Plan. Telephone 01621 862960.
You can download the programme below:
EWT Survey Training Programme (282kbyte - typically ~1 min 10sec with a 56kbit/s modem)
BTCV Courses: July - Sept 2005
|Sat 9 Jul||Emergency First Aid|| ||T&C - Reading||phone|
|Sat 9 Jul||Intro Leadership Skills|| ||T&C - Oxford||phone|
|Sat 6 Aug||Heathland Management|| ||T&C - W. Berks||phone|
|Sat 10 Sep||Tool use & maintenance|| ||T&C - Oxford||phone|
BTCV organize a whole range of short courses through their regional offices.
An overview brochure can be downloaded from the
BTCV website training page.
In addition BTCV run courses aimed more at staff in the voluntary and statutory environmental sectors -
see the BTCV Environmental Trainers Network webpages.
In future it may be possible to book on-line at www.btcv.org/shop
but in the meantime contact the following:
London - BTCV Training, 80 York Way, King's Cross, London N1 9AG.
Tel: 020 7843 4286
Berks & Bucks/South East England (BTCV Thames & Chilterns),
16 Bridge St, Caversham, Reading, Berks RG4 8AA.
Tel: 01189 475049
Norfolk/Eastern England - BTCV, Dragon Cottage, St Ann Lane, Norwich NR1 1QG
Tel: 01603 767400