Badger Ecology and Surveying


£105.00 Excluding VAT

5 hours
3 modules

Learn how to survey for badgers and understand their ecology with our online course. Taught by an experienced Principal Ecologist, this self-study program covers essential field signs and legal protections for badgers on development sites.

Badgers are commonly found on development sites and are fully protected by law, making it crucial for ecologists to know how to survey for them, identify their field signs, and understand their ecology. This self-study course covers all these essential topics.

This introductory-level course is taught online by an experienced Principal Ecologist from Ecology Training UK through engaging videos

Course content:

  • Rural and urban badger ecology
  • Identification of field signs
  • Surveying for badgers
  • Legislation

During the course your tutor will take you out to visit a badger sett to help you identify field signs.

Course Format:

This course is delivered on videos presented by Principal Ecologist, Sue Searle, BSc, PGDip, MCIEEM. It is the same content as our one-day Badger Ecology and Surveying course.

Video 1 covers badger ecology, field signs, sett types, survey techniques, data collection and legislation with a brief overview of Bovine TB and badgers. Playing time 1hr 18 mins.

Video 2 – Sue takes you out into the field and shows you badger signs and setts. She also shows you how to put out a trail cam and there is some footage of badgers from the trail cam taken at the sett. Playing time 18 mins.

At the end there will be a short quiz and if you get over 70% you will receive a Certificate.

What students say about the course:

“Really enjoyed the ecology and surveying part, I found it really interesting learning the different set types and latrines to determine boundary lines”

“Enjoyed it all and can now relate so much more to the badgers that live in our wood. Will be going out to practise reading the signs asap.” MK

“Straightforward, engaging and informative. Provides a great insight into badgers and how to survey them for beginners. Highly recommend this for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in badger research. It has been really fascinating.” D M-W

“Really enjoyed the badger survey course, I feel I have the confidence to carry a survey where as before I didn’t even know where to look for badger. I think the course is good for anyone with a interest and the course material was brilliant thank you.” HD

“I have just spent my evening completing your online Badger Ecology and Surveying course and would like to pass on my thanks to you and those involved for putting it together. It was thoroughly informative and its format made everything easy to digest. I particularly like the fact that the videos were hosted on YouTube as its video player is already so comfortable to use.” JG

How to book: You can book on-line here. Once you have booked you will then be able to start the course straight away. If you’d like book a group or on behalf of another person please email us at and we’d be delighted to help you.

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