Friday, 16 April 2010

WOW!

Hi all, Sea Trust is offering our OCN Level 3 Wildlife Observer Wales (WOW) Cetaceans course in partnership with Pembrokeshire College. Dates 17/18/19th August 2010.


There is Limited availability, book now to avoid dissapointment ...
Course leaders:
Dr Steve Morris
Powell Strong
Cliff Benson

OCN Level 3 Wildlife Observer Wales (WOW) Cetaceans
Apply for this course online
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Keyfacts
3 Day short course, OCN Code BZ1822 Date of course: 17th, 18th and 19th August 2010. Optional boat day (with extra cost)

Course Overview

The aim is to provide training in cetacean (whale & dolphin) survey and monitoring skills and methods. It includes classroom training on basic cetacean biology, survey methods and cetacean identification. These are followed up with survey training on land (weather permitting) and at sea (optional at extra cost). Participants are required to complete a period of unassisted survey within the 3 day period and provide records for assessment. Developed and delivered jointly by Pembrokeshire college Coastal Zone & Marine Environment Studies course and SeaTrust, the marine branch of the Wildlife Trust South & West Wales.

Entry requirements
Age 16 or above
Able to walk the equivalent of ½ hour on the coast path
Able to spend a whole day on a small open boat (optional)

What you will learn
As the course does provide an academic qualification, 4 assessments are included:
Cetacean biology lecture and classroom test and
Cetacean survey methods and classroom test and
Cetacean identification lecture and classroom test and
Cetacean field recording, assisted and unassisted.

How you will learn
A mixture of classroom lecture and tests plus field work.

Boat Option
Once we have a group of students together, we can discuss the option of chartering a boat for field work. There will be an extra cost for this and it will be dependant on availability of suitable boats as well as suitable weather.

Benefits of this collaborative between Pembrokeshire College and SeaTrust
This combines the academic and teaching experience of the Coastal Zone & Marine Environment Research Unit with the field experience of SeaTrust staff and volunteers. The result is a professional mix of theory and practical.

(OCN level 3 is an A level equivalent academic qualification, recognised by all UK educational institutions and Universities.)

How you will be assessed
Classroom tests and collation of field records.
Benefits of this collaborative between Pembrokeshire College and SeaTrust
This combines the academic and teaching experience of the Coastal Zone & Marine Environment Research Unit with the field experience of SeaTrust staff and volunteers. The result is a professional mix of theory and practical.

Things you may need for the course
Sturdy footwear with good grip for the coast path
Appropriate clothing for coast path (and small open boat - optional)
We can provide binoculars, but your own would be preferable

Course Fees
£95 per person
Booking, further information & contact details
Contact the course admissions team on 0800 236 716
Or Pembrokeshire College WOW staff: Powell Strong (01437 753 166)seatrustorganisation@gmail.com or
Course information, including fees, is subject to change - click HERE for further details.
Updated April 2010