Discover more about reptiles and improve your skills on our beginner to advanced courses.

We run regular reptile courses throughout the year delivered online and UK wide by expert tutors. Our reptile courses are delivered in partnership with ARC, and follow a framework to progress your learning at a level to suit you.

Reptile Identification

Reptile Courses

Our reptiles courses are delivered by experts in the field, and will equip you with the skills and knowledge to discover more about the habits and life-cycles of Britain’s reptiles. Our beginner courses are for anyone interested in discovering and exploring the ecology of British reptiles. You can learn how to identify the key characteristics of reptiles and acquire or improving identification and survey skills. We also offer licensing courses for more advanced levels.

Training is led by expert tutors who are passionate about the subject. Taking place at venues across the UK, or online, our courses are designed to progress your learning at a level to suit your needs. If you are interested in our reptiles online training, you can read about our Moodle learning environment.

Each course is part of a learning framework. You can see the course level descriptions here. Natural history courses are available at all levels from beginner through to professional training.


We deliver amphibian training courses in partnership with the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC), which conserves amphibians and reptiles, and the habitats on which they depend, to protect them for future generations. Visit their website here Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC)

Reptile Identification Resources

The Reptiles and Amphibians Identification Chart features the 13 species of non-marine reptile and amphibian which breed in Great Britain, plus the 5 species which breed in Ireland.