Scott Cawley provides a range of training courses for clients, stakeholders and other professional ecological consultants. Since 2010 we have provided training in various aspects of Appropriate Assessment, Habitats Directive Annex I and II habitats and species, Integrating Ecology into other disciplines and protected mammals and other species. Our trainers are qualified FETAC Level 6 trainers and are experienced ecological consultants.
Training formats have included lunchtime "power hour" presentations followed by Q&A, 1-2 day training courses have covered Ecological Survey Calendars, AA Screening, NIS preparation and quality review. We have also carried out capacity analyses for local authorities to help them create their AA screening systems and establish their skills base to carry out full AA.
Scott Cawley Ltd has recently provided training to the following organisations:
- An Bord Pleanála
- Meath County Council
- Kildare County Council
- Dublin City Council
- Louth County Council
- Fingal County Council
- Dun Laoghaire County Council
- Dundalk Town Council
- Monaghan County Council
- Engineers Ireland
- Irish Planning Institute
- Project Management Group
- Royal Town Planning Institute
- Irish Bankers
- National Roads Authority
- Environmental Protection Agency.
Scott Cawley have also provided lunchtime awareness-raising sessions to a tange of businesses on the importance of giving full consideration to ecology within development design and planning applications. Scott Cawley staff work within multidisciplinary teams in almost all our daily business and we frequently find that many other specialist sectors- architects, engineers, hydrogeologists to name but a few- benefit from an enhanced understanding as to how ecological principles and legislative requirements may interact with their own priorities. Issues such as optimum survey periods, licencing requirements and the implications of Appropriate Assessment on project design detail and programme have all formed the basis for training courses. Recent training clients to whom we also provide other ecological consultancy services have included PM Group (Cork and Dublin), Coady Partnership Architects and South Dublin County Council.
15th Feb 2017: Temperatures are still mild. Tits and Jackdaws already breeding and any hedgerow removal should be preceded by approporiate surveys to ensure compliance with Wildlife Acts. HIbernation surveys for bats still valid despite mild days. Early spring woodland flowers already started and frogspawn noted in some sites but main breeding surge does not seem to have started yet.
We are looking for an ECOLOGIST with 1-3 years ecological consultancy experience. Do you have ecological consultancy experience? Are you a MCIEEM member (or eligible to be one)? Know your Festuca from your Fallopia? Get in touch!!