Water Vole Ecology and Surveying


£105.00 Excluding VAT

4 hours
3 modules

Water voles may be encountered on sites that are near to water courses, these may be development sites or sites designated for nature conservation. They are fully protected by law and therefore it is important that ecologists and conservationists know how to survey for them, how to recognise their field signs and have a good understanding of their ecology.

This course is an introductory level self-study course that combines a ‘classroom’ session with your tutor to learn about ecology, identification, field signs and legislation then you will experience going out on a survey with the tutor on a video. The course is taught by an experienced ecologist.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Water vole biology and ecology
  • Identifying water voles and their field signs
  • Legal status of water voles
  • Water vole conservation

What you get:

The course comprises 2 videos – one in the classroom and one out in the field, and handouts for the classroom part. At the end there will be a short quiz and if you get over 70% you will receive a Certificate.


Study in your own time. Takes approximately 3-4 hours.

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 admin@ecologyjobs.co.uk and we’d be delighted to help you.

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