Course: Arboriculture and Bats - Scoping Surveys for Arborists

Bat Conservation Trust

Rutland and Surrey
Various (April - October 2019) 020 7820 7169 Naomi Webster

Cost: £190.50

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

"Very good introduction to bats in relation to ecology, the law and tree use." Course participant, 2017

This basic awareness course, developed by the Bat Conservation Trust and supported by the Arboricultural Association, will help arborists to carry out tree works with consideration of the potential effects on bats and their habitats.

The course counts towards Arboricultural Association CPD requirements and participants will receive a Lantra awards attendance certificate. Please note this is a basic awareness course - it will not give arborists the knowledge or skills to carry out full bat surveys.

This course is in line with the British Standard 8596 - Surveying for bats in trees and woodland.

Course content will include:

  • Bat biology
  • Bat ecology
  • Bats and the law
  • Potential tree roost recognition
  • Where to go for help
  • Emergency procedures
  • Practical exercise


£190.50 with Lantra certificate or £165 with BCT certificate of attendance. The course contents and resources are the same for both options.


£5 for Arb. Assoc. members and BCT members (Join today to receive your discount!)

A 10% discount is available for bookings of three or more places. This can be multiple places on the same course or booking three or more separate courses. (You might like to consider the follow-on course: Arboriculture and Bats - Secondary Roost Surveys for Arborists)

Dates (follow the links for more information):

25th April 2019 - Richmond Park, Surrey

1st July 2019 - Anglian Water Birdwatching Centre, Rutland Water

7th October 2019 - Richmond Park, Surrey

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