We are organising a River Habitat Survey Certification course from Tuesday 21th to Friday 24th of March 2017, at Cardiff University Hall, Cardiff.
This comprehensive course will cover all aspects of the RHS methodology as well as applications. There will be extensive field work at a variety of sites to give you plenty of practical experience. A field and written test will take place on the last day of the course. We will maintain a database of certified surveyors that will be publicised free of charge on the RHS website. While the test will be to the standards of the Environment Agency it is important to note that the course certification is not currently recognised by the English Environment Agency. Surveyors who intend to do work for the Environment Agency in England need to attend one of their accreditation courses.
The cost of the course is £650 (there is no VAT to be paid). This includes course material, packed lunches, refreshments during the day and transport to field sites. You will need to make your own arrangements for accommodation and evening meals (I will send information on B&B and hotels in a following mail).
I will be sending you RHS manuals and additional information by post 4 weeks before the start of the course. I am also in the process of finalising a software for inputting RHS data and performing Habitat Quality Assessment that I will make available free of charge to course participants.
To book your place please complete the registration form at http://goo.gl/forms/NjOZ6bBZB2stMpMq1 and pay the course fee using one of the methods of payment indicated at the end of this email. Your booking will only be confirmed on receipt of payment. The full booking information is provided in the attachment.
Please let me know if you have any specific requirements or if you would like me to cover specific aspects of RHS applications (for research or consultancy) and I will do my best to include material in the practice session.
3 Carroll Drive, Bedford, MK42 9RE
Tel: + 44 (0)7957 623482
www.riverdeneconsultancy.com ; www.riverhabitatsurvey.org