Field Identification Skills Certificate

Field Identification Skills Certificate work and survey

Field Identification Skills Certificate

Fully booked
Take an assessment of your botanical survey skills and receive a certificate from the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

Event details


10.45 am - 4.15 pm
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.

Please note that this FISC event is a test to assess your current botanical knowledge.  It is not a training course.

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 transport is not provided and you need to make your own way to site visit in the afternoon for all our FISC events. 



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The cost for this year's FISC events is £75. Please note that you will need your own transport for the site visit

Know before you go


Guide dogs only


Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622662012