Course title:
Lowland Wildlife Habitats of England
Tutor:
Adam Kwolek
Course ID:
C2345393
Start date:
03/05/2022
End date:
05/07/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Tue 03 May 2022 19:00 PM - 20:30 PM 1.5
Tue 10 May 2022 19:00 PM - 20:30 PM 1.5
Tue 17 May 2022 19:00 PM - 20:30 PM 1.5
Tue 24 May 2022 19:00 PM - 20:30 PM 1.5
Tue 31 May 2022 19:00 PM - 20:30 PM 1.5
Tue 07 Jun 2022 19:00 PM - 20:30 PM 1.5
Tue 14 Jun 2022 19:00 PM - 20:30 PM 1.5
Tue 21 Jun 2022 19:00 PM - 20:30 PM 1.5
Tue 28 Jun 2022 19:00 PM - 20:30 PM 1.5
Tue 05 Jul 2022 19:00 PM - 20:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 10
Total number of classroom hours: 15
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 15
Date
Tue 03 May 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 10 May 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 17 May 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 24 May 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 31 May 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 07 Jun 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 14 Jun 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 21 Jun 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 28 Jun 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Tue 05 Jul 2022
Times
19:00 PM - 20:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
10
Total number of classroom hours:
15
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
15
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 1 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£48.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
It will be useful to make notes and also to keep an eye on the media for mention of conservation and environmental issues.
Course aim:
To examine the origins, natural history and conservation of England's Lowland Habitats. Examples of such habitats will include woodland, grassland, wetlands, heathland, rivers and streams.
Course description:
This course will examine the lowland habitats of England i.e. those not situated in the hill country of the North and West. Case studies will include e.g. ancient woodland, species-rich grassland, heathland, rivers and streams, fens and bogs, farmland and ex-quarrying sites. The focus will be on inland sites though the importance of coastal habitats will be highlighted. The course will examine how these plant and animal communities came into being and attempt to answer fundamental questions such as why did grassland develop here? Why is this part of my county rich in heathland? Why did a bog develop in this valley but a fen in that one? We will also look at present day management and conservation and what the future may hold.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Explain why ancient woodland is important for biodiversity.
2. Explain the main reasons for the decline of species-rich grassland.
3. Explain how rivers and streams have been managed to facilitate land drainage.
4. Explain how wetlands such as peatlands help to prevent flooding and how they help prevent climate change.
5. Explain why most lowland habitats need some degree of human intervention for their conservation.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

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We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk