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Applications for Identiplant in 2024 are now closed. Applications for 2025 will open on 1 December 2024.

The number of student places is limited by the number of Tutors. Whilst we look to meet as much demand as possible, unfortunately a place cannot be guaranteed for all applicants.

Once you have paid, you will be allocated a Tutor who will contact you in early February (or if later, as soon as your enrolment has been completed).

Hub Delivery
From 2023, Identiplant was also delivered in partnership with a number of hub organisations: environmental charities and NGOs with strong links to local areas, such as Wildlife Trusts. Hubs work to expand delivery of Identiplant in particular areas of Britain.

There is no difference to the content or the delivery of the course through hubs, although students may be asked if they would like to receive additional information about botanical activities local to them through their hub partner.

Corporate Students

A number of companies and organisations have chosen to offer Identiplant as CPD to their staff. This is delivered through an approved in-house tutor(s).

Identiplant and BSBI are keen to hear from additional organisations that are interested in delivering Identiplant as CPD. For more information on rates and the method of delivery, and to arrange an initial conversation, email

If you are employed by a company that offers Identiplant as CPD and provides an in-house Tutor, do not apply directly to the BSBI but approach your own company. They will handle your application for you.

Course Completion

The closing date for the submission of Question Sheets is 30 September. A Certificate of Completion is awarded to everyone who has submitted all answer sheets complete as far as possible. A few unavoidable gaps are allowed at the Tutor's discretion.