Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Porpoise and Other Cetacean Species

Porpoise and Other Cetacean Species

Wildlife Training

Porpoise and Other Cetacean Species

Agored Cymru Level 3 in Wildlife Observer Training

Based on the Pembrokeshire coast and islands, our Wildlife Observer Training (WOT) combines classroom work and practical work, which if successfully completed result in a nationally recognised qualification.

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This Wildlife Observer Training (WOT) in Porpoise and other Cetacean Species has been jointly developed and is delivered by the College and Seatrust (Facebook page).

The aim is to provide an introduction to wildlife guiding. It includes classroom training on preparation of subject material, logistics of group and event management, delivery of a guided event as well as feedback and reflection to allow revision and improvement of future delivery.

We use our current experience of working for the government nature conservation agencies and European funded marine renewable energy projects, to provide up to date porpoise survey methods.

In response to the current UK consultation on Harbour Porpoise Possible Special Area of Conservation Consultation by Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), we are running three day courses focusing on Harbour Porpoise.

You will need able to walk approx half an hour on the coastal path and able to spend time on a small open boat.

This three day course normally runs, 09:00 – 17:00, in the summer from the Ocean Lab – Sea Trust, The Parrot, Goodwick, SA64 0DE.

  • No formal entry requirements

You will be helping in identification, study methods and practice at recording in the field, with time for management discussion.

The course combines the academic and teaching experience of the Coastal & Marine Environment Research Unit with the field experience of Sea Trust staff and volunteers. The result is a professional mix of theory, practical and field expertise.

Units to covered include:

  • Identification
  • Biology
  • Survey methods
  • Field recording

The option of chartering a boat for field work will be available, there will be an additional cost for this and it will be dependant on availability of suitable boats as well as suitable weather.

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Practical assessment during the course
  • Written examination
  • Practical/comfortable clothing for parts of the course
  • There may be trips/expeditions required or optional as part of this course
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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