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Ecological Surveying (PDA)

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Off Campus

Content

The PDA in Ecological Surveying is designed to provide you with the competencies required in order to enter the field of ecological surveying. This unique SQA award will provide you with the necessary ecological theory, identification skills and field surveying methodologies, combined with familiarity with the latest GIS technology and an awareness of suitable business skills to become ready to enter the marketplace as an ecological surveyor.

Content includes: Ecological Theory; Identification Skills; Field Surveying Methodologies; GIS Technologies.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. A background in or prior knowledge of ecological surveying would be beneficial.

Progression Routes

Upon successful completion of this course, you may apply to the Countryside Management HND or degree course - some of the modules you will have undertaken already will count towards these qualifications - or you may enter the marketplace as an Ecological Surveyor.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Other

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1 year

Department

Environment, Conservation and Sustainability

SCQF Level

7

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals