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Charlieh   

what sort of course, as in towards getting a bat license or just a course to inform arb practitioners,

 

i would contact your local bat group via your local widlife trust, or try the bat conservation trust for short courses,

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ChrisG   

Try these for starters.

 

Training - Bat Conservation Trust

Training and Events IntroductionAAAC Enquiry Form

 

 

Local bat groups are a good place to start also, usually friendly and willing to pass on some info or provide training days for a small charge. I am a licensed bat worker and have attended numerous courses over the years. It all depends on what kind of course your mate is looking for, but feel free to drop me a line if you have any questions.

 

Chris :thumbup:

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The guy from arb ecology has alot to do with bat courses across the uk, i think hes one of the bat conservation trusts top guys. Course wasn't expensive too.

ArborEcology.co.uk ::: Company Profile & Philosophy - Andrew John Cowan N.D.Arb. Tech.Cert.(Arbor.A)

 

Also take the link on the top to the resourses page, stuff on bats there.:thumbup:

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Unfortunately bat people are very narrow minded and you will really struggle to get a bat trainer as arborists are regarded as bat killers ! in there eyes.

 

If you are lucky enough to find a trainer you will then be required to train for at least 2 years so you experience work of the differing life cycles of bats.

 

The short courses esp the AA one is a bit of a con as it doesnt teach you anything that you cant learn off Bat Conservation Trust . the course also does give you a ticket to check inside tree cavities etc and many who have done the course were under the impression they could and unfortunatly have been dreaking the habitat laws....

 

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The guy from arb ecology has alot to do with bat courses across the uk, i think hes one of the bat conservation trusts top guys.

 

Actually No, however he does know alot about bats and their relationship with trees

 

Course wasn't expensive too.

ArborEcology.co.uk ::: Company Profile & Philosophy - Andrew John Cowan N.D.Arb. Tech.Cert.(Arbor.A)

 

Also take the link on the top to the resourses page, stuff on bats there.:thumbup:

 

See answer within the quote in bold

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