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Accredited CPD and training course listings

Browse a variety of forthcoming accredited/endorsed CPD courses from third-party providers. 

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Keele University

Geophysical Skills Development for Environmental Scientists - VIRTUAL

Date: Tuesday 19th January through to Tuesday 9th March 2021 (inclusive)

Course Content: Participants will gain experience of geophysical data collection, processing and interpretation under commercial conditions - a key skill for future research and/or commercial sector employment.

See website for further details.

Dr Annette McGrath

  • Friday 5 to Sunday 7 February 2021
  • Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH

Scotland has had an extremely eventful geological history for a country of its size and this is reflected in its vast array of geological features. Come on this course and discover some of the oldest rocks on our planet.

The course provides a thorough introduction to the geology of Scotland, provided via:

  • A series of PowerPoint presentations
  • A series of practical sessions interspersed where appropriate in the presentations, to look at a large selection of rocks, minerals, fossils, thin sections and geological maps from Scotland
  • A large selection of rocks, minerals and fossils from around the world are also available for students to handle

The PowerPoint presentations work chronologically forward in time from the Precambrian (Lewisian) through to the present day. Palaeogeographic maps and cross sections are presented for each time period, alongside relevant photos, diagrams and geological maps from across Scotland.

This is a class-based course, but a short optional trip out in the break period is offered, weather dependent, for those that want it.

Cost: The course fee, including residential accommodation at Higham Hall and all meals (breakfast, lunch and evening meal), is £248. The non-residential course fee is £179, which includes lunches and evening meals.

Booking information: Please contact Higham Hall directly to book on to the course, via 017687 76276 or admin@highamhall.com.

Enquiries: Please email Dr Annette McGrath (annettemcgrath@aol.com) with any enquiries.

  • Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 November 2021
  • Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH

The course provides a thorough but basic introduction to rocks, minerals and fossils provided via:

  • A series of PowerPoint presentations
  • Practical sessions to look at a large selection of rocks, minerals, fossils, thin sections and geological maps, with lots from the UK plus many other samples from around the world
  • A morning visit to Keswick Museum to examine a selection of their rocks, minerals and fossils from the UK and specifically the Lake District, as well as John Ruskin’s private geological collection, all of which will be brought out of storage especially for course participants. Although Ruskin is best known as a Victorian philanthropist and patron of the arts, he was also an avid geological collector and writer. He was a close friend of the leading geologist and natural theologian William Buckland, a true, if quirky, pioneer of his day

After the museum visit, the course includes a short afternoon trip through Borrowdale, or another locality close by, to have a brief look at small- and large-scale geological features in the landscape.

Cost: The course fee, including residential accommodation at Higham Hall and all meals (breakfast, lunch and evening meal), is £345. The non-residential course fee is £244, which includes lunches and evening meals.

Booking information: Please contact Higham Hall directly to book on to the course, via 017687 76276 or admin@highamhall.com.

Enquiries: Please email Dr Annette McGrath (annettemcgrath@aol.com) with any enquiries.

  • Thursday 25 to Sunday 28 November 2021
  • Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9SH

Gain an overview of our country's rich and varied geological heritage on a trip through over three billion years of time - with a basic introduction to the main concepts of geology. The course provides a thorough introduction to the geology of Britain provided via:

  • A series of PowerPoint presentations
  • A series of practical sessions interspersed where relevant with the presentations, to look at a large selection of rocks, minerals, fossils, thin sections and geological maps from across Britain. A large selection of rocks, minerals and fossils from around the world are also available for students to handle
  • A morning field trip to investigate landscape-scale Ordovician-age geology in the Lake District, as well as a visit to examine the intrusive contact between the Threlkeld microgranite and Skiddaw Group in Threlkeld Quarry, followed by a visit to examine the vast geological collection the Threlkeld Quarry Mining Museum (the museum will open especially for the course participants)

Cost: The course fee, including residential accommodation at Higham Hall and all meals (breakfast, lunch and evening meal), is £345. The non-residential course fee is £244, which includes lunches and evening meals.

Booking information: Please contact Higham Hall directly to book on to the course, via 017687 76276 or admin@highamhall.com.

Enquiries: Please email Dr Annette McGrath (annettemcgrath@aol.com) with any enquiries.