Field Identification Skills Certificate

Field Identification Skills Certificate work and survey

Field Identification Skills Certificate

Location: Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 1QU
Take an assessment of your botanical survey skills and receive a certificate from the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

Event details

Meeting point

Biology building


10.45 am - 4.15 pm
A static map of Field Identification Skills Certificate

About the event

We are working in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University to run a FISC event at their Biology building.

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 a 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 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

What to bring

Packed lunch and drink.

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622662012