We offer a wide range of training opportunities, from general badger awareness courses for beginners to tailored courses for professionals.
Developing a skilled network of volunteers and professionals is very much at the heart of our work. Our Registered Badger Worker Training Scheme is designed to equip amateur enthusiasts and professional ecologists with the knowledge and skills required to address a wide range of badger issues.
Check if Someone is a Registered Badger Worker
We maintain a "live" register of Level 1 and Level 2 Qualified Badger Workers. If you wish to check the register to ensure that an individual is listed on it please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Badger Awareness Course
This is a simple one day course for those with no previous knowledge of badgers who want to leanr more. A theory session covers some basic information about badgers, their biology, behaviour and field signs, followed by a daytime visit to a sett. The course costs £5.00 for members and £35.00 for non-members.
Level One Registered Badger Worker Course
The starting point is our Level One training scheme, which has now trained over sixty people from across Scotland in basic badger awareness and field survey techniques.
The course runs over two days with half a day theory and the remainder practical training in the field. Thereafter regular outings with an experienced surveyor will ensure that you are well prepared for the assessment. It usually takes a year to qualify and the course costs £140.00 for non-members, which includes one year's membership. Pre-existing members pay £120.00.
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Level Two Registered Badger Worker Courses
Our Level Two training courses provide more in-depth training in a number of specialist topics:
Leading and Managing Groups in Outdoor Situations
Media and Lobbying
Basic Wildlife Crime Course
Scrub Clearance Around Badger Setts
Badgers and Forestry
Badgers and Licensing
Badgers and Mitigation
Wildlife Scenes of Crime Course
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These courses are also available to non-members. To find out more please e mail our Training Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specialist Training for Law Enforcement
Scottish Badgers provides specialist training for Police Wildlife Crime Officers, S.S.P.C.A Investigators and C.O.P.F.S. throughout Scotland with regard to badgers. This nationally recognised training is provided free of charge as part of our commitment to combating badger crime. For bookings please contact email@example.com.
We provide specialist training for groups, companies and organisations. Our "Badgers and Forestry" course sets the industry standard. If you do not see the course you want above and would like to discuss your specific requirements then please contact our Training Co-ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.