This beginner-level course delves into the concept of biodiversity, examining factors contributing to its decline and suggesting long-term strategies for enhancement.

This course looks at the importance of biodiversity in the modern world, focussing on key habitats and connections to nature. Learners will discuss threats to biodiversity and understand the importance of the improvement and protection of biodiversity on a global and local scale.

This course comprises of two 1 hour 30-minute interactive workshops. The interactive sessions will include:

  • Case studies
  • Activities
  • An opportunity to discuss ideas, thoughts and concepts with peers.

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This course aims to engage learners in discussion on biodiversity, help them identify contributors to biodiversity loss on a global and local scale helping them to take action that makes a positive difference.

This comprises two 1 hour 30-minute interactive workshops, supporting information, a summary quiz and activities and an E-certificate provided upon completion.

What is covered in this course?

  • Session 1: An imtroduction to biodiversity
  • Session 2: Impacts to biodiversity, global and local

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Understand what biodiversity is and contributors to its loss.
  • Identify different types of habitats.
  • Reflect on biodiversity’s relevance and how we can make a positive impact.

Who should attend? – Organisations and individuals wanting to improve their biodiversity awareness and have a positive contribution to biodiversity.

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 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 

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

Pricing and Booking Information

If you and your team of employees, volunteers, or students are eager to delve into biodiversity and learn effective ways to contribute to nature restoration, this course is for you. We take on demand bookings for this course at a date and time to suit your group.

Costs for this course:

  • Two 1.5 hour interactive webinars – flat rate of £1,200 for up to 40 attendees.

Please contact us if you have any questions and to book the time and dates that suit you: [email protected]

Example Timetable


Week 1: An introduction to biodiversity - Live workshop

Week 2: Impacts to biodiversity, global and local - Live workshop

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

In choosing a Field Studies Council course, you will be joining thousands of people who learn with us each year.

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.