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Distance Learning Courses

Information about distance learning courses in countryside, conservation, wildlife and ecology subjects.

It's not always possible to commit to a full or part time college course. Distance learning provides a viable alternative, giving you the option to learn in your own time at home. Also remember to check the providers page.



ACS Distance Education at ACS Distance Education

ACS Distance Education - High quality distance learning courses in agriculture, permaculture, horticulture, self-sufficiency, book-keeping & more. Study in your own time & in your own home.

www.acsedu.com


African Elephant Conservation level 4 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd

Three units including ecological principles, the biology and ecology of African elephants and monitoring techniques for their conservation. Excellent preparation for volunteering or working in African wildlife conservation. Tutored by a founding member of Cheetah Outreach and accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

http://c-js.info/1UA76bR abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


African Non-human Primate Conservation level 4 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd

Three units including ecological principles, the biology and ecology of African non-human primates and monitoring techniques for their conservation. Excellent preparation for volunteering or working in African wildlife conservation. Tutored by a founding member of Cheetah Outreach and accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

http://c-js.info/1UA76bR abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


African Predator Conservation level 4 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd

Three units including ecological principles, the biology and ecology of African predators and monitoring techniques for their conservation. Excellent preparation for volunteering or working in African wildlife conservation. Tutored by a founding member of Cheetah Outreach and accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

http://c-js.info/1UA76bR abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


African Wildlife Conservation level 4 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd

Six units including ecological principles, the biology and ecology of African predators and primates plus survey and monitoring techniques for their conservation. Excellent preparation for volunteering or working in African wildlife conservation. Tutored by a founding member of Cheetah Outreach and accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

http://c-js.info/1UA6Vgy abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


An Introduction to GIS and QGIS at burdGIS

New to GIS or transitioning from other software? This QGIS course is designed to get you up and running quickly. All practical data provided and lifetime access to course materials. If you've been putting off learning GIS or need to get familiar with it quickly, look no further.

http://c-js.info/2fbEkkU info@burdgis.com 02032909447


Animal Care and Conservation courses at Animal Jobs Direct

Animal Jobs Direct offers accredited Animal Care, Wildlife and Conservation Courses

www.animal-job.co.uk admin@animal-job.co.uk 0208 6269646


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City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment at The College of Animal Welfare

One year, online/distance learning course, ideal for those interested in the environment around them, whether already working in the sector or looking to do so in the future.

www.caw.ac.uk/ce2 01480 422060


Data Analysis in Ecology: Statistics for Field Biologists at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Ten-week short-course taught online starting 21 Feb 2018. Provides a thorough introduction to the key statistical principals and methods used by ecologists and field biologists with the open source software QED statistics and R.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/dataanalysis est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286952


Data Analysis in Ecology: Statistics for Field Biologists at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Five-week short-course taught online starting 01 Nov 2017 with Dr Thomas Hesselberg. Provides a thorough introduction to the key statistical principals and methods used by ecologists and field biologists with the open source software QED statistics and R.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/dataanalysis est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286952


Ecology level 3 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd

An ecology course with six units including training exercises for ecological surveys, analysis of results and presentation. Ecological concepts, Tropical rainforest and marine ecology, diversity and species distribution are investigated. Excellent for anyone wanting to pursue a career in habitat and wildlife conservation. Accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

http://c-js.info/2i6wNp8 abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


Ecology of the UK level 3 at Animal Biology and Care Ltd.

Ecology of the UK introduces the wide and varied ecology of the British Isles. It includes the unique habitat of Ancient woodlands, the man-made habitat of the Norfolk Broads and the Arctic-Alpine environment of the Scottish Highlands. You will also learn about concepts of ecology and species distribution as underpinning knowledge of how ecology works.

http://c-js.info/2qwCy07 abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


Ecology Training Course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd.

Level 3 ecology course including virtual and practical survey work, tropical rainforest and marine ecology plus ecological concepts and principles all through distance learning

abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


Field Techniques for Surveying Birds at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Five-week short-course taught online starting 14 Feb 2018. Expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers seeking to enhance their surveying skills and knowledge. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation, a special student rate is also available.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/birds est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286952


Field Techniques for Surveying Fish and Amphibians at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Five-week short-course taught online starting 21 Mar 2018. Expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers seeking to enhance their surveying skills and knowledge. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation, a special student rate is also available.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/fish est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286952


Field Techniques for Surveying Invertebrates at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Five-week short-course taught online starting 25 Apr 2018. Expert for professionals, practitioners and researchers seeking to enhance their surveying skills and knowledge. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation, a special student rate is also available.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/invertebrates est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286952


Field Techniques for Surveying Mammals and Reptiles at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Five-week short-course taught online starting 10 Jan 2018. Expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers seeking to enhance their surveying skills and knowledge. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation, a special student rate is also available.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/mammals est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865286952


Field Techniques for Surveying Vegetation at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

Five-week short-course taught online starting 20 Sept 2017 with Dr Jocelyne Hughes. Expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers seeking to enhance their surveying skills and knowledge. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation, a special student rate is also available.

www.conted.ox.ac.uk/vegetation est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865286952


Habitat Management - Self Study course at Acorn Ecology Ltd

Self-study course designed to give foundation knowledge of habitat management in the UK - an ideal starting point if you are considering working in the conservation/reserve management sector. Course covers the reasons for habitat management, surveying and monitoring, management planning and management prescriptions for some specific habitats and species.

http://c-js.info/2j1bimG training@acornecology.co.uk 01392 366512


Habitat Restoration at Acorn Ecology Ltd

Self-study course designed to provide knowledge about various habitat creation and restoration objectives and techniques, starting with a background to habitat types and the benefits of habitat creation and restoration to protected species. Suitable for ecological consultants conservationists.

http://c-js.info/2j1bimG training@acornecology.co.uk 01392 366512


Introduction to Ecology at Acorn Ecology Ltd

Self-study course comprising ten modules e-mailed out on a weekly basis. You will gain foundation knowledge of ecological principles including ecosystems, biodiversity, biotic and abiotic interactions, behavioural ecology, evolution, genetics, conservation, surveying and habitat management. A useful course if you are new to ecology or if you need a refresher.

http://c-js.info/2j1bimG training@acornecology.co.uk 01392 366512


Invasive Species at Acorn Ecology Ltd

Introductory level self-study course covering identification and control of commonly occurring invasive species found in the UK. Topics include the reason why some species are invasive, environmental impacts of invasive species, legislation, ID of key species and treatment.

http://c-js.info/2j1bimG training@acornecology.co.uk 01392 366512


Mammal ID at Acorn Ecology Ltd

Self-study short course designed to take you though how to identify UK mammals (excluding bats).  It covers physical apperance and ID features, feeding signs, footprints, burrows and droppings. Thirty-six mammals are covered including all the common and rare species from deer and wild boar to the small mammals.

http://c-js.info/2j1bimG training@acornecology.co.uk 01392 366512


MSc/PGDip/PGCert Forestry Course delivered part-time by distance learning at Bangor University

Modules can also be taken individually for CPD. High quality courses with an outstanding reputation. We utilise a wide range of learning technologies, including online forums, group projects, podcasts, vodcasts and summer schools.

www.bangor.ac.uk/senrgy//courses/distancelearning distance@bangor.ac.uk 01248 382281


MSc/PGDip/PGCert Tropical Forestry Course delivered part-time by distance learning at Bangor University

Modules can also be taken individually for CPD. High quality courses with an outstanding reputation. We utilise a wide range of learning technologies, including online forums, group projects, podcasts, vodcasts and summer schools.

www.bangor.ac.uk/senrgy//courses/distancelearning distance@bangor.ac.uk 01248 382281


PgCert/PgDip/MSc in Geographic Information Systems at Ulster University

We offer a fully online distance learning Masters-level programme in GIS. With over 20 years’ experience in teaching GIS and 15 years via e-learning, we have a significant track record in GIS education and receive excellent feedback from both students and employers.

http://c-js.info/2rroRDv s.cook@ulster.ac.uk


PgDip/MSc Environmental Management at Ulster University

This course has been taught for 18 years by a leading provider of distance learning in the UK. This part-time course is offered by distance learning and consists of core modules in Environmental Impact Assessment, Biodiversity Management, Pollution Monitoring and Environmental Data Analysis. For full details see website.

http://c-js.info/2rTswqG sjp.mckenzie@ulster.ac.uk


PgDip/MSc Environmental Toxicology & Pollution Monitoring at Ulster University

The course is ideal if you already work in the environmental field or wish to pursue a career in this area as it fulfils demand for trained personnel in the environmental regulatory agencies, in companies subject to regulation, and companies involved in providing support services such as monitoring and consultancy.

http://c-js.info/2rroRDv


PgDip/MSc Marine Spatial Planning at Ulster University

This two year, part-time distance learning course explores current debates about the appropriate governance and regulation of marine resources and the coastal zone interface. The course comprises four taught modules to PGDip level and a research project to complete the MSc.

http://c-js.info/2rroRDv


Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques at University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education

One-year part-time postgraduate certificate offering an effective blend of face-to-face, online and experiential learning starting September 2018. Provides the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to conduct effective ecological field surveys for a range of key taxa and to analyse field survey data with confidence. Study alongside busy work schedules and commitments.

http://c-js.info/2rPVdVm est@conted.ox.ac.uk 01865 286952


Red Squirrel Conservation level 6 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd

Red Squirrel Conservation level 6 Accredited course at Animal Biology and Care Ltd A six unit, demanding course separated into parts 1 and 2, this degree level course covers practical survey techniques for preparing a management plan for ex or in situ conservation. Designed by an expert in this species' conservation and educated to Doctorate level. Accredited by the CPD Standards Office.

http://c-js.info/1tu2QjD abccoursecontact@gmail.com 01953 600070


Reptile and Amphibian ID and Surveying at Acorn Ecology Ltd

Self-study short course designed to take you through how to identify all the UK native species of Reptiles and Amphibians. It covers physical appearance and ID features, ecology, distribution, legal protection and survey techniques.

http://c-js.info/2j1bimG training@acornecology.co.uk 01392 366512


RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The RHS Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture is a great entry-level qualification. Whether you are starting a career in horticulture, or just want to take your love of plants and gardening further, this online course gives you a broad-based understanding of horticulture, garden design and how plants work.

http://c-js.info/2eohGFf rhslevel2@rbge.org.uk 0131 248 2937


Sustainability and Adaptation by Distance Learning at Centre for Alternative Technology

Lead a sustainable future with a masters in sustainability and adaptation. The Centre for Alternative technology has over 40 years experience of sustainable building and renewable energy. Learn from decades of practical experience in sustainable building, natural building and renewable energy at the centre or from anywhere in the world.

http://c-js.info/2aKmPp6 kit.jones@cat.org.uk 01654 705953


Sustainable Deer Management course (online) at University of the Highlands and Islands

Fully online postgraduate module in sustainable deer management starts 29/1/18. Covers a range of areas: policy/institutional context for deer management in Scotland; deer ecology and behaviour, deer management planning; a review of the science behind deer management.

http://c-js.info/28R4X6N


Sustainable Land Use and Renewable Energy (online) at University of Highlands and Islands

Fully online postgraduate module in Sustainable Land Use, starts 11/9/17. Covers and overview of land use and renewable energy concepts and activities relating to sustainable development in rural communities.

http://c-js.info/28R4X6N info.cms@perth.uhi.ac.uk


Sustainable Mountain Development MSc/PGDip/PGCert (online and part-time) at University of Highlands and Islands

Fully online postgraduate course covering the latest thinking on complex mountain issues by studying modules on advanced theory/practice relating to environmental, social, economic and professional development. Starts 11/9/17.

http://c-js.info/28R4X6N info.cms@perth.uhi.ac.uk


Water Management Course (online) at University of the Highlands and Islandspg

Fully online postgraduate module in Water Management starts 29/1/18.  Introduces key concepts of water management, from natural physical processes to examining the ways water is used as a resource from source to sea.

http://c-js.info/28R4X6N


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