Community Learning – British Native Reptiles

Course overview

Britain has 6 native land reptiles and several introduced species. This course will help you identify native reptiles and enhance your understanding of the landscapes and human influence affecting the countryside. You will undertake some basic surveying techniques and identify species in the field. (Weather depending).

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.

You will learn how and when to identify native reptiles in the field and the impacts affecting reptile populations and distribution. You will also gain a knowledge of the species and habitats which will enhance your understanding of the landscape and human influence affecting the countryside.

The course will be taught 50% classroom and 50% in the field, so appropriate footwear and clothing is essential.

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. The course may also help you progress 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.

There are no catering facilities open at the weekend at the College. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and drinks.

Course Starts in 120 Days
  • 5 April 2024 - 5 April 2024
  • 10:00 - 14:00
  • Friday
  • 1 Day
    • 16-18: Free

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

    • Adult: Free

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

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