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.

We will be holding two FISC events at Tyland Barn in Maidstone in 2020 and, working in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University, another FISC event in Canterbury in September.  

Our first FISC event at Tyland Barn is on Thursday 4th June:

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Our second event is at Tyland Barn is on Thursday 16th July:

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We can now confirm that our FISC event at Canterbury Christ Church University is on Thursday 3rd September:

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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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