FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Foundation Level Fieldwork

Our Centres can lead introductory field courses in fieldwork sampling, monitoring and biological recording. These courses include basic field identification skills for habitats such as grassland, woodland and freshwater and as well as key ecological concepts such as succession, zonation and ecological energetics. Group or individual investigations conclude the course introducing students to research planning and analysis skills (including statistics). All our courses offer:

  • High quality field sites - either within walking distance or a short drive away
  • Fully risk assessed field sites with prior access agreements
  • Well equipped, WiFi enabled classrooms, lecture rooms and laboratories
  • Range of field equipment, microscopes and species identification guides

Course Design

Courses can be completely taught by FSC staff or co-taught with University staff. FSC tutors are able to lead the fieldwork component or to provide specialist lectures. You are entitled to a free pre-visit to help plan your course.

Next Steps?

Dr Mark Ward (FSC Higher Education Officer) is available to discuss details and options with you on 01743 852100 or by email [email protected] , or fill in the booking enquiry form below:

Booking Enquiry


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