Training courses

If you are looking to improve your plant ID skills, our training courses webpages will help you find out about a wide range of botanical training courses and opportunities from BSBI and external providers across Britain and Ireland. We point you towards short/ beginner ID courses as well as BSc and MSc courses; online webinars and training videos as well as field meetings with a focus on training; and there's the very popular Identiplant online training course.

And don't forget that we offer a grants programme to help you pay for a training course, whether offered in-house or via an external provider!

Visit our in-house Training Courses & Opportunities page to find out more about:

  • Identiplant, the online plant identification course for beginners in serious botany, which in November 2022 became an official BSBI training course
  • BSBI training webinars and videos
  • BSBI's online fern ID course, led by top botanical trainer Josh Styles
  • BSBI field meetings and workshops with a focus on training

Our external training courses webpage provides you with a list of short plant ID/ botany training courses run by external providers across Britain and Ireland, as well as a list of universities offering BSc and MSc degree courses in plant sciences with some botany/ plant ID/ molecular and crop sciences studies/ herbarium studies.

Please note that BSBI is not endorsing any of these courses; we are simply providing information and links for you to follow up, although we welcome your feedback on any course that you have attended, or if you know of any courses that are not listed on our external courses webpage.