River Condition Assessment Training

Our River Condition Assessment training covers the field and desk study methods required to generate the River Condition outputs for Biodiversity Metric 2.0 calculations.

The 6-week online RCA training course is delivered via a structured learning programme that combines short videos, field survey and desk study practicals, assessments, interactive group conferences and one to one sessions. The online programme replicates the original 2-day in-person training which we hope to resume in 2021 when we can.

Training includes access to a private workspace and the RCA online tools on Cartographer. Each course is limited to a maximum of 10 places and are run subject to demand (T&Cs apply).

Fees for individuals to attend one of our regular online courses for up to 10 delegates are £450 + VAT

We also offer bespoke group bookings for up to 10 delegates for a reduced rate of £3,500 + VAT

Bookings

We run regular public courses aimed at individuals and small teams. You can reserve a place on an individuals’ course using our handy reservation form:

We also offer private courses for up to 10 attendees at a time. Get in touch if you’d like us to run an in-house course for your team:

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6-week Online Course Outline

The time commitment for the self-led and interactive learning elements of the online course is equivalent to the 2-day ‘in person’ course. Additional time to cover the essential field survey practical element is factored into the extended online training schedule. For more information about the online course timings please get in touch.

Weeks 1 & 2

  • Biodiversity Net Gain & River Condition Assessment Overview
  • Introduction to the River Condition Assessment
  • Component 1 – The MoRPh field survey

Weeks 3 & 4

  • Field trial and test of the MoRPh Survey
  • Uploading and downloading field survey data
  • Component 2 – The River Type desk study

Weeks 5 & 6

  • Component 3 – Final Condition Scores
  • Baseline and post-intervention application
  • 2 x 2 hr online group conference sessions
  • 2 x 20 min individual 121 sessions

2-day Course Outline (to be resumed when permitted)

Day 1

  • Biodiversity Net Gain & River Condition Assessment Overview
  • Introduction to the River Condition Assessment
  • Component 1 – The MoRPh field survey
  • Field trial and test of the MoRPh Survey

Day 2

  • Uploading and downloading field survey data
  • Component 2 – The River Type desk study
  • Preliminary and Final Condition Scores
  • Baseline and post-intervention application

Terms and Conditions

Modular River Survey training courses, including the River Condition Assessment course, are run by Cartographer Studios under their Training Terms.