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Level: N/A

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 3.00

Start: 22/10/2016

Days / Times: Saturday 09:15 to 12:15

Tuition (£): 20.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Have you ever wondered what birds make your garden their home? This course will show you the common and not-so-common birds that could make your garden such a valuable habitat in this modern age. Learn how to encourage and look after your feathered friends and gain some simple tips that can keep them safe.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements - you only need a keen interest to learn more about the birds that use your garden.

Course Content

This is a three-hour course, running from 9.15am until 12.15pm with a ten-minute break in the middle. Two hours are based in the classroom, with an hour spent looking for common birds around the Broomfield Hall estate. No refreshments are provided. 

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need pen and paper, plus suitable footwear and clothes for outside walking.

What can I do after this course?

Why not attend our course on ‘Gardening for Wildlife’ next year?

 

 

 

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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About Broomfield Hall »

Helen Towle

Helen Towle

Extended diploma leads to ecology role for conservation lover Helen

Conservation lover Helen Towle is now working in her dream job as an ecologist after completing an extended diploma in Countryside Management at Derby College.Helen, who gained a distinction in her diploma, also has a place to study wildlife conservation at Nottingham Trent University thanks to her qualification.Since leaving college she has received several ecology job offers but has decided to work for someone else as a self-employed ecologist as it offers more flexibility.And, due to volume of work Helen has opted to defer her university place until September 2017.Helen, who is 35 always wanted to work in conservation but due to ill health when she first left school ended up working in an office before eventually becoming an accountant.Three years ago though she decided to train for the career she had always wanted and found the extended diploma to be the perfect course. She was also able to access funding help with her studies via the 24 plus loan.
Helen added:

I'm a volunteer with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and a member of Derbyshire Bat Conservation Group so the practical conservation and ecology parts of my course were the ones I enjoyed the most. The teaching at Derby College was great. Our tutors were so knowledgeable.
"I now hold a bat species licence which means I have the authority to check bat boxes. "It's a fulfilling role and I'm planning go into college to talk to students on the diploma course about working with protected species.

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