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Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training

Professional Training, Ecological & Education Consultancy and Survey Services - a bit about us


Qualiteach Education & Ecology Training comprises a small team of botanists, education specialists, trainers and writers with a wide breadth of experience and knowledge covering a range of subjects and areas. With qualifications and experience in education, biological recording, writing, teaching and practical environmental skills, we bring a wealth of experience and skills to the table, including media and photography. We specialise in terrestrial and marine ecology. Qualiteach Education & Ecology Training is proud to support sea safety as an RNLI Local Ambassador.


Botanical training and surveyingA professional member of the Marine Biological Association, a member of the Society for Education and Training and an associate member of the British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council, botanist and independent ecological and education consultant, Lorna (Mem.MBA, MSET, QTLS), has over 25 years experience of teaching and writing educational resources. Lorna is a CIEEM (Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management) Trainer and qualified assessor, internal verifier and advisor with Cert.Ed and QTLS status along with practical surveying and biological recording skills. Qualifications include a FEHQ L7 qualification with Oxford University in Ecological Techniques for Surveying Vegetation along with qualifications  in Environmental Science and Ecosystems with the Open University.  Lorna has conducted many wetland vegetation surveys, water quality surveys, Sphagnum moss and wildflower surveys over the years and provides detailed reports with explanations and advice on management and eradication of invasive species. Lorna is proud to have taken  part in the award winning Cheshire Meres and Mosses Project. Lorna is also a Regional Coordinator for the Sea Watch Foundation (Flintshire, Denbighshire and Conwy) and a Marine Mammal Medic with British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR). Lorna has shared her passion for marine wildlife through radio show interviews on Calon FM, by encouraging wider public participation in marine mammal watches and by delivering marine mammal medic training for BDMLR, Cetacean ID training for the Sea Watch Foundation and seal ecology training for CIEEM. Lorna has also written a blog for BBC Springwatch on safe seal watching. Lorna is also a Senior Assessment Specialist and Associate with two examining boards. Lorna supports the work of the BSBI, Forest Educational Network, National Biodiversity Network, The Species Recovery Trust, The Freshwater Habitats Trust and the National Plant Monitoring Scheme.


Richard  is a training and media associate and navigational and mapping advisor for Qualiteach Education and Ecology Training. He has 21 years experience within teaching having Adult Further Education teaching qualifications and experience in surveying, GPS, mapping and navigation. 


Richard specialises in navigation and rapid habitat assessments.  As an enthusiastic biological recorder he relishes discovery and recording of scarce or rare key indicator species and is proud to have been part of the award winning  Meres and Mosses Project with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust.  Richard is also an experienced wildlife and events photographer, proof-reader and editor and a Marine Mammal Medic with British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR). Richard is also the designated first aider for Qualiteach Education & Ecology Training, specialising in remote (outdoor) emergency care (REC qualified).



Check out Flint RLNI video footage of the stranded Fin whale we attended with the BDMLR in the Dee Estuary, North Wales June 2020


Lorna and Richard attending a stranded Fin whale with BDMLR and RLNI



The Qualiteach Education & Ecology Training team is proud to support, contribute and be involved with the following: 



Marine Biological Association - Professional Member

British Wildlife Rehabilitation Council - Associate member

The Sea Watch Foundation - Regional Coordinator

BDMLR - volunteer Marine Mammal Medic

Plantlife and the National Plant Monitoring Scheme  - wildflower recording

Cheshire Wildlife Trust Lost Meres and Mosses project (Phase 1 habitat surveys/Sphagnum moss bogs                 

PondNet and the Freshwater Habitats Trust - biological recording and clean water surveys

Forest Education Network - hosted by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

FSC Biodiversity Fellowship - via the FSC Tomorrow’s Biodiversity Project

SE-ed & the Sustainable Schools Alliance              

Cheshire Bat Group

National Biodiversity Network

BSBI Robotics project in conjunction with Oxford University (Dept of Plant Science and Engineering), Natural England and the FSC

BSBI Cheshire V58

CIEEM (Chartered Institute for Ecology and Environmental Management)


To talk with Richard or Lorna about training or ecological services, call 07743712020 or email us.  We look forward to hearing from you!


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Qualiteach Education est. 2010
Our staff at Qualiteach Education & Ecology Training (formerly Qualiteach Education) are (collectively or individually) members of the Society for Education and Training (SET), the BSBI, the National Biodiversity Network, the Forest Education Network (hosted by the CLOtC), SE-ed (Sustainability and Environmental Education), the Sustainable Schools Alliance and the FSC Biodiversity Fellowship.




 We are also proud to support Plantlife and the National Plant Monitoring Scheme, the Freshwater Habitat's Trust, the Species Recovery Trust and the Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Previous customers include book shops, schools (Sixth form, Grammar, Specialist, Academies), colleges (independent, Community, Technical, Sixth Form, councils and training centres throughout the UK. Our customers, to whom we've provided resources or advice, include:

Hamilton Lodge School ¦ North East Lincolnshire Council Community Learning Services ¦ Lincolnshire County Council ¦ Essex County Council ¦Wolverley CE School ¦ Flixton Girls' High School ¦ Felpham Community College ¦ Dorcan Technology College ¦ Range High School ¦ Saint John Wall Catholic School ¦ King Edward VI College ¦ Bentley Wood High School ¦ Myton School ¦ Bilborough College ¦ Longcroft School & Performance Arts College ¦ St Gregory The Great Catholic School ¦ The County High School, Leftwich ¦ Wellacre Technology College ¦ Alexandra High School and Sixth Form Centre ¦ The Leventhorpe School ¦ Waldegrave School for Girls ¦Holgate Meadows Community School ¦ City of Wolverhampton College ¦ The Healing Academy ¦ Bertram Books ¦ Blackwell's University Bookshop ¦ Blackwell Business Services Liverpool ¦ Brynteg Books LLP ¦ Hopkins Book Service ¦LCL International Booksellers ¦ Brookfield House School ¦ Cornwall County Council ¦ Gardners Books ¦ Dawsons Books ¦ Coutts Information Services Ltd ¦ Kingsford Community College ¦ Working Men's College ¦ Burnham Grammar School ¦ Stockton Riverside College ¦ Edgecliff High School ¦ Turner Books ¦ Northbrook College Sussex ¦ City College Birmingham ¦ North West Kent College ¦ Canon Slade School ¦ Adams' Grammar School ¦ GEMS Education, Sherfield Shool ¦ Maidenhill School ¦ South Essex College ¦ Peter Symonds College ¦ David's Bookshop ¦ BSix Sixth Form College ¦Ealing Independent College ¦ Ludlow College ¦ South Tyneside College ¦ North Warwickshire and Hinckley College ¦ Turner Books ¦ St Clement's High School ¦ Hipperholme Grammar School ¦ Hopkins Books ¦ Chichester College ¦ Glossopdale Community College ¦ Spalding The Priory School ¦ St George's School, Newport ¦ Brookfield House School ¦ Nelson and Colne College ¦ Staffordshire County Council ¦ Leicester College ¦ The Mount Camphill Community ¦ Wroxton Business Centre ¦ Harrogate Pupil Referral Service ¦ College of West Anglia ¦







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