This beginner online Biodiversity Awareness course will explore biodiversity, contributors to loss, and how to begin long-term planning for improvements.

This course will include:

  • An introduction to biodiversity
  • Contributors to biodiversity loss: global and local
  • How to be more biodiversity aware in your long-term planning

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This course will engage you in a discussion on biodiversity, help you identify contributors to biodiversity loss on a global and local scale and help you to become more biodiversity aware in your long-term planning.

If you’re a beginner looking to learn more about biodiversity, this is the perfect course for you. This course will focus the importance of biodiversity in the modern world, focusing on key habitats and connections to nature. The course will identify threats to biodiversity and promote the improvement and protection of biodiversity on a global and local scale.

This comprises three 1 hour 30-minute interactive workshops, supporting information, a summary quiz and activities and an E-certificate provided upon completion. Understand how our online courses are delivered here.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Have a basic awareness and understanding of biodiversity and its importance
  • Be able to identify different types of habitats, and the associated indicators
  • Reflect on biodiversity’s relevance to your own life

Who should attend? – Nature enthusiasts, students, industry professionals, and anyone looking to improve their biodiversity awareness.

Knowledge level – Beginner. Level descriptors can be found on the following webpage: Framework and Course Level Descriptors

Prior knowledge – No existing knowledge or experience is needed for this course, just a willingness to explore and learn.

Please note – bookings will close 2 working days before the course start date to allow for all participants to be enrolled to the online platform – bookings will not be taken after this time.*

*Bookings will close sooner if course capacity is reached 

Live Webinar Information

The workshops will take place on the following dates at 2:00pm:

  • Tuesday 7th of March 2023 at 2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Tuesday 14th of March 2023 at 2:00pm – 3:30pm
  • Tuesday 21st of March 2023 at 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Please note – webinars will be recorded and uploaded to the virtual learning platform for learners unable to attend.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

About the Tutor

Evi Bevans

Evi started working with the Field Studies Council earlier this year. Prior to this she was an ecological consultant working on a variety of small- and large-scale projects surveying for protected and notable species and creating habitat management plans. Evi has a BSc in Environmental Sciences and has a passion for improving biodiversity and sustainability awareness.

Ellen Monaghan

Ellen joined the Field Studies Council earlier this year after working in higher education for two years, where she developed hybrid learning materials and supported teaching in geography and environmental science. She has a BA in Geography from the University of Exeter, where she also co-authored the Environment and Climate Emergency White Paper which shaped the institution’s operational response to the climate and biodiversity crisis. Ellen is passionate about behaviour change and biodiversity action.

Example Timetable


Week 1: An introduction to biodiversity
Week 1 live workshop: 07/03/2023 at 2:00pm

Week 2: Contributors to biodiversity loss: global and local
Week 2 live workshop: 14/03/2023 at 2:00pm

Week 3: How to be more biodiversity aware in your long-term planning
Week 3 live workshop: 21/03/2023 at 2:00pm

Time commitment: The workshops will require approximately 1.5 hours of your time each week.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition

The course has been carefully created to help you continue to build and develop your knowledge as the course progresses. With content crafted to the online Moodle Platform and bespoke to the Field Studies Council.

This Biodiversity Awareness course includes:

  • 1 hour 30 minute interactive weekly Zoom workshops to connect with the tutor and other participants
  • Expert tuition for which the Field Studies Council is renowned
  • Tailored course completion certificate

Bursaries and Subsidies

Student Discount

This course is eligible for a student discount. If you are a current student, please use discount code BioStudent20 at checkout for 20% off all Biodiversity courses.

Before You Attend

Accessing Your Biodiversity Awareness Course

  • Once you sign up you’ll receive an email at least 24 hours in advance of the course opening with details of how to access our easy-to-use platform, Moodle.
  • Moodle can be accessed through a browser or an app.
  • Webinars are via Zoom so you won’t need any new software to attend.

Recommended Devices

It is recommended that you access your course through a PC or laptop. Please be aware that there will be reduced functionality if you decide to access the course through a tablet or smartphone. The Field Studies Council is unable to email content directly to you.

Opportunities to attend this course

This course is not currently available to book. Dates will follow soon.

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Progress Your Learning

This is a training course from the Field Studies Council, delivered by expert tutors with an approachable learning style. After attending this course, you may like to progress your learning with further relevant courses or branch out into other areas of natural history. The Field Studies Council offers both online and in person courses, so you can choose the learning style that suits you best.

The course gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new subject and acquire novel skills. Our online portal gives you time to study at your own pace and fit the lessons around your own schedule.

If you have any questions about our online courses please check our Frequently Asked Questions or email [email protected].

Group Bookings Made Easy

If you have a group of 10 or more individuals wanting to complete one of our courses, our team are available to discuss your options – from discounts to private team courses. Find out more!

You can rest assured that the absolute best content from an expert in environmental education will be at your fingertips. In choosing a Field Studies Council course, you will be joining thousands of people who learn with us each year.