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If you’re starting out as an enthusiast, recorder, student, or professional, we have 100+ courses available now.

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Offers for young people

Get free access to one of our online courses if you’re aged 18-25.

Biodiversity Metric

Book training that covers Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and the metric. Suitable for ecological surveyors, developers, and planning authorities.
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We run courses virtually and in-person at our field centres and partner venues across the UK, from introductory to advanced level as part of our progressive ‘learning frameworks.’

Free natural history talks

Field Studies Council Natural History Live webinars are free online learning experiences for adults, comprising of a 30-40 minute talk from an expert guest speaker.

I found it really engaging and interesting. The explanatory videos were really professional and helpful and I liked how it encouraged us to go out and actually look for things

Online Participant Tracks and Signs June 2021

“The approach was very flexible, all the information easily accessible and the tutor very knowledgeable”

Online Participant Amphibians and Reptiles June 2021
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