Community Learning – British Mammals of Woodland and Grassland

Course overview

On this course, you will learn about common woodland and grassland mammals. This will include undertaking basic surveying and identifying species in the field (weather depending). This course will explore the ecology and habitat requirements of common woodland and grassland mammals and identify their characteristics.


This is one of our Community Learning courses.


Our Community Learning programme offers a series of free, government-funded courses to develop skills, knowledge, confidence and improve mental well-being for adults. Participation can help those managing mental health conditions that have a mild-moderate impact on their day-to-day lives. You need to be aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) AND:
  • employed and earning an annual salary of less than £20,319
  • or unemployed, in receipt of state benefit and looking for work
  •  have a social or emotional difficulty, or challenges with mental health or emotional wellbeing

For further details and terms and conditions please view our Community Learning Page


On this course, you will learn how to identify mammal species by their characteristics and how their ecology may influence their habitat preferences and distribution, alongside how species conservation status and population can be measured through surveying.

You will gain knowledge of the species and habitats, which enhances your understanding of the landscape and human influence affecting the countryside.

For this course, you will need: 
  • A natural curiosity and a desire to learn.
  • A willingness to get close to the natural world.
  • Pens and paper to take notes.
  • Old clothes and sturdy footwear.
  • Wet weather clothing in case of rain.
  • Sun cream and hat in case the weather is hot.
The course could be used to supplement a change to a conservation career, or lead onto other courses including:
  • Conservation of British Habitats
  • Practical Habitat Management course
  • Level 3 Diploma in Wildlife and Conservation
  • Other courses in the Community Learning series
Please search the website for further details.
Course Starts in 37 Days
  • 13 January 2024 - 13 January 2024
  • 10:00 - 14:00
  • Saturday
  • 1 Day
    • Free

      Funded places are available on this course. Read the course description for details.

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