Training With Wildscapes

Wildscapes run regular training events throughout the year with courses for a wide range of ecological and land management disciplines aimed at varying experience levels. We also offer bespoke courses on request to meet client needs. For bespoke bookings, we can travel to client venues or we can provide a suitable course location.


Upcoming Courses:


Bat Surveys: An Introduction to Bats, Buildings and Activity Surveys

Thursday 20th June 2019
13:00 - 23:30

Delivered by Jon Goodrick from the Wildscapes consultancy, this one day course is aimed at people entering or working in the ecology sector who want to get an introduction to bat surveying before the start of the survey season. The course covers:

- An introduction to the biology and ecology of bats

- An introduction to the identification of British bats

- An introduction to bat legislation

- How to plan and conduct a Preliminary Roost Assessment on buildings, identifying potential for bat roosts

- An introduction to nocturnal activity surveys

- Bat walk in a local park, practicing using bat detectors

The daytime element of the course is scheduled to finish at 19:00. The evening bat walk is estimated to finish at 23:30. The evening bat walk is optional and is dependent on the weather; in the event of bad weather, a demonstration of bat detectors with acoustic lures will be used instead.

The course costs £72.50 per person, with discounts for students, SRWT staff and volunteers. Individual bookings should be made using Eventbrite; corporate bookings (requiring a Purchase Order) can be taken by emailing

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Most classroom courses are based at the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust Office (Victoria Hall, 37 Stafford Rd, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S2 2SF).

All site based courses are located within an hour’s drive of Sheffield city centre and will be confirmed nearer the time.

For more information email  with your name, contact number and course details.


Group discounts

Please call 0114 279 2667 or email for more details on group discounts.


Custom Courses

Wildscapes offer bespoke ecology training courses for you and your team. We offer training on all kinds of species identification, Phase 1 Habitat Survey methodology, and toolbox talks. All courses are tailor made for your organisation to help your staff brush up on their ecological skills. Call 0114 279 2667 to discuss booking a bespoke training course.



For more information call 0114 279 2667 or email