LCES can also offer bespoke CPD sessions. Whether you need an overview about ecology and protected species or a more detailed session concerning one of the many facets of our work and how it fits... More details
Bats Training for Architects and Developers is a half day course which aims to arm delegates with the information they require to effectively manage the presence of bats in a building or structure associated with... More details
Ecology Training for Architects and Developers is a one day course which aims to provide an overview of ecological issues that arise in relation to developing land. It will help delegates to identify ecological constraints... More details
Day 1: Great crested newt ecology and survey techniques Great crested newts inhabit a wide range of habitats throughout lowland England. The presence of ponds is essential for breeding populations, however much of the newt’s... More details

Phase 1 habitat

A Phase 1 habitat survey is the technique of mapping habitats and vegetation as a baseline for further survey work. It is the standard method for assessing wildlife habitats and sites, and is recognised by ecologists... More details

Basic botany

Plant ID can be a daunting subject so why not start with the basics on our 1 day field-based course on beginner’s botany? A brief overview of the main families of flowers that are found... More details

LCECO Training

Our courses offer a mixture of classroom and practical field work to consolidate new knowledge and skills. We have a designated training room in our new Dorset offices at Rempstone Barns offering a personal learning experience in a relaxed environment.

Current Courses:

General Course Information

The following general information is applicable to most of our Introductory Courses, however, some courses have specific information so please read your course description carefully. If you have further questions, please contact us.


Our one-day introductory courses cost £90 per person

Our two-day introductory courses cost £160 per person

To book on a course please click here to complete an easy online booking form. We will confirm availability and issue a VAT invoice.

 What to bring: 

You will need to bring a packed lunch for each course day, bring a drink bottle for the field visit. Drinks are available during the classroom sessions. Please also check your specific course details as you may be required to bring additional equipment.


Our introductory courses usually commence at 10am and finish at around 4-4.30pm, however please check your specific course details as differences in timings are stated in the course description. For example two-day courses tend to finish later on the first day.


Most of our courses are held at Unit 3 Rempstone Barns, Rempstone, Wareham, Dorset BH20 5JH. However please check your course details as differences in locations are stated in the course description.


Overnight accommodation is not included in the cost of the course, although we can provide a list of recommended local bed and breakfasts and guest houses on request.