Field Identification Skills Certificate work and survey

Field Identification Skills Certificate

Location: Tyland Barn, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3BD
Fully booked
Take an assessment of your botanical survey skills and receive a certificate from the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

Event details


10:45am - 4:15pm
A static map of Field Identification Skills Certificate

About the event

The Field Identification Skills Certificate or FISC is becoming the standard for assessing botanical survey skills - there is currently no equivalent qualification.  All candidates receive a certificate from the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland stating their botanical skill level.  Useful advice is also given on how to progress to the next level.

A FISC starts with a morning lab session, where candidates identify plant species from all over the British Isles.

In the afternoon, candidates visit a secret location and spend around an hour and a half recording every plant they see.  Please note that due to Covid restrictions, there will be no sharing of transport so candidates need to make their own way to the site visit in the afternoon for this year's FISC event.

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. 



Phone number

01622 662012


The cost for this year's FISC events is £75. Please note that transport for the site visit will not be provided this year.

Suitable for


Know before you go


Guide dogs only

What to bring

Packed lunch and drink.


Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012