Field Identification Skills Certificate

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Field Identification Skills Certificate

High quality botanical survey skills

Kent Wildlife Trust in partnership with the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland will be offering three Field Identification Skills Certificate days (FISC) in 2020.

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.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have taken the decision to postpone our FISC events at Tyland Barn until next year.

Our first FISC event at Tyland Barn will be on Thursday 20th May 2021:

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Our second FISC event at Tyland Barn will be on Thursday 24th June 2021:

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However, working in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, we are still hoping to run our FISC event at Canterbury Christ Church University this year on Thursday 3rd September 2020:

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The cost for FISC events is £75 nationally, which includes transport to the secret location. 

Online booking is preferred, however, if you have difficulty booking, please email or contact the Study Days team at Kent Wildlife Trust on 01622 662012.


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