Hothfields Heathland - Bogs

Lucy Carden

UK Habitat Classification (UKHab) Online Training Course

Location: Online, In your home
Fully booked
An online training day on the UK Habitat Classification, a new comprehensive classification system for vegetation habitats used in conservation and land management

Event details

Meeting point

Online session, hosted by Lesley Mason UKHab accredited trainer (joining instructions will be emailed two days before the event)


10 am – 3.30pm
A static map of UK Habitat Classification (UKHab) Online Training Course

About the event

UKHab is a new comprehensive vegetation classification which is set to replace Phase 1 Habitat Survey in Preliminary Ecological Assessments and Biodiversity Net Gain metric calculations for new developments.

This online course is aimed at participants who have some basic knowledge of vegetation survey such as Phase 1 Habitat Survey. 

This overview will be useful to all ecological consultants, conservationists, land managers or those who read and comment on ecology reports for developments.  Those with some botanical experience (equivalent to FISC level 3) will be able to carryout Basic level UKHab surveys for broad habitat types.  For professional UKHab surveys of more specialist habitats a greater level of botanical expertise would be required. 

The day will consist of three Zoom webinars of approximately 60 minutes each plus up to 30 minutes for questions:

  • 10.00 to 11.30:An Introduction and overview of UKHab
  • 12.00 to 13.30: How to code and map habitats in a UKHab survey
  • 14.00-15.30: How to use the UKHab Field Key to habitats (includes interactive practice of the Field Key)

This course will give participants:

  • An Introduction and overview of UKHab
  • How to code and map habitats in a UKHab survey
  • How to use the UKHab Field Key to habitats

Led by Lesley Mason PhD ACIEEM: UKHab accredited trainer and FISC level 5 botanist.

This course is now fully booked but you can add your name to the waiting list by clicking on the orange 'Join Waitlist' button further down this page. 

Alternatively, we are repeating this course on Monday 22 March 2021.  Please follow this link:

Details and booking 


Phone number

01622 662012


The cost of this online one-day training course is £75 per person

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012