Woodlands - Their History, Ecology and Importance to Our Planet (Online) - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This three week online course is designed to introduce you to the history and importance of our UK woodlands especially in the light of rapid climate change.

Who the course is for

This online course is specifically targeted at residents living within the Sedgemoor area Exisiting volunteers with WWT, people in the local communities to Steart and those interested in the green economy are especially welcome and will find this educational and we hope provide extra stimulus to get involved with environmental activities happening locally.

What makes this course special

This is a new course and part of a Government funded initiative to promote the benefits of the countryside for wellbeing and health as well as teaching local people skills for working in the local green economy. It is run in association with the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.

What is involved?

The course is taught by a senior lecturer in Environmental Management.

Week one – a brief history of the development of woodlands in the UKacross the millenia

Week two – the ecology of woodlands and undertaking woodland surveys

Week three – woodland restoration and the importance of woodlands for water management and carbon capture

This course is free but the technicalities of our website require a payment to be made in order to enrol. We are asking for £1 to overcome the issue.

Assessment Methods

This is a non-accredited course and includes no formal assessments.

Course Summary

Course Title Woodlands – Their History, Ecology and Importance to Our Planet (Online)
Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course excepting an enthusiasm to learn more about the natural world.

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Once I complete my course, my dream is to work for The National Trust or travel and find employment in gardens abroad. The course has helped me see all the opportunities available to me, so I feel confident my future looks bright.

India Moule

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