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Why become a CIEEM trainer?



Working as a CIEEM trainer offers many benefits including:

  • Promotion of your training event(s) to over 5,000 CIEEM members and other professionals

  • All bookings managed by CIEEM

  • Security of a minimum payment per training event*

  • An annual commitment to run your training event on two separate occasions*

  • Enhancement of your own CPD record and evidence of an authoritative level of competence to support an application for Chartered Ecologist or Chartered Environmentalist

  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with other practitioners interested in your specialism

  • Active role in developing the skills and understanding of practitioners across the profession

*Assuming at least seven bookings are received and all work is completed to the required standard


What our trainers say about delivering training events with CIEEM

Why our trainers enjoy delivering training events with CIEEM - See more at:

I really enjoy running the training sessions and seeing that 'light bulb' moment as participants understand a new concept or are able to identify something new with confidence. It is always fun meeting new ecologists and getting asked challenging questions that make you think.  I find the best way of really getting to understanding a subject, is to teach it. It makes you go right back to basics and challenges you to explain it and put it across in a fun and interesting way. 

Debbie Alston (Wildflower ID for Beginners and Improvers 2009 - present)


This year was the first year that I have worked with CIEEM. I wanted to provide my experience and knowledge to trainees and also looked forward to learning about the trainees experiences with both great crested newt surveys and extended Phase 1 surveys. 

Danial Winchester (Great Crested Newt Ecology and Surveys and Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys 2015 - present)


I realise that it is difficult for those starting out in ecology to get enough small mammal handling experience in the field. They often worry about causing harm and stress to wild animals.  As I have worked in conservation for over 20 years, handling small mammals comes naturally to me and I enjoy passing my skills on. It is really rewarding  to see how the participants’ skills and confidence improve during the course. I also feel that it is a good use of my captive animals such as bats that sadly can’t be returned to the wild due to past injuries. 

Hazel Ryan (Bat Handling and Identification and Dormouse Handling and Ecology 2011 - present)


I have been running training courses for CIEEM for over 10 years. 

I enjoy providing these courses and sharing knowledge I’ve gained from over 15 years as an ecological consultant.  I always find preparing for the courses is a good way to keep up to date with new research, policy and guidance too.   

It’s great to meet the course participants and hear about peoples' experience and examples of other projects.

Some of the best parts of the day are the group discussions with everyone sharing their views and knowledge and I always come away having learnt something new as well!

Beccy Osborn (Protected Mammals Survey, Ecology and Mitigation, including specific training on Otters, Bats, Badgers)