TVERC training

TVERC provides training for habitat and species surveys, biological recording and identification and in the use of GIS. 

As well as an annual training programme of courses we can also offer bespoke training

TVERC Training Course Programme

TVERC training courses are open to all who would like to improve their identification and recording skills. These introductory training courses are run by expert ecologists and aimed at beginners. The courses generally involve both indoor and outdoor sessions.

Course fees: individual £60 / professional £120 / student £30*

*There are limited student places, given on a first come first served basis. Proof of student status will be required at time of booking.

Tea and coffee are provided but you will need to bring your own lunch. 

Please note that refunds will not be made on cancellations made less than one month before the course. Courses may be cancelled if insufficient numbers book onto the course. We will contact you as soon as possible to let you know if we need to cancel and arrange course fees to be reimbursed.

TVERC Training Programme 2018 (PDF)

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Feedback from recent courses:

"Tutor was friendly and knowledgeable, happy to answer any questions. Pitched at a good level and pace. Would recommend!"

"Provided useful practical knowledge to my theoretical knowledge from my university course."

"Not too intense, very practical and good focus on ID process"

TVERC Bespoke Training Provision on Request

TVERC can also offer bespoke training on a wide variety of topics and methodologies for organisations, planned and developed in discussion with your organisation to suit your specific requirements and timings. This may be a one-off workshop for your team or group, but could also include supporting and developing wider projects to train people in biological recording and surveying skills.

For a case study example of a bespoke TVERC training package see training local people as part of the Newbury Renewal Project. To discuss your own ideas and requirements for tailored TVERC training, please contact tverc@oxfordshire.gov.uk.