Field Identification Skills Certificate

Wildlife Study Days

Field Identification Skills Certificate

High quality botanical survey skills

Kent Wildlife Trust in partnership with the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland will be hosting three Field Identification Skills Certificate days (FISC) in 2019.

We will be holding two FISC events at Tyland Barn on Thursday 6th June and 11th  July at Tyland Barn in 2019.  You can now book both of these Kent FISC events below.

We are also working in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University and can offer another FISC event based at their Biology building in North Holmes Road on Thursday 5th September.

The cost for FISC events in 2019 is £75 nationally, which includes transport to the secret location. 

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.

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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