Bat Conservation Trust Professional Training Standards

This document is the interim 2nd edition of Bat Conservation Trust’s (BCT) Professional Training Standards which aligns with Bat Surveys for Professional Ecologists Good Practice Guidelines 3rd edition.

These standards are relevant to:

  • Individuals who are new to bat consultancy and training to work in this field
  • Those assessing the competency of an individual working in this field
  • Those who wish to check their own knowledge and skills against these standards
  • Those wishing to understand the skills and knowledge required to advance to the next level of experience

The document is designed to raise standards in professional bat work and outline the knowledge and skills required to be a responsible ecological consultant. These interim standards will be updated to align with the 4th edition of the good practice guidelines, which BCT are aiming to publish in spring 2021.