Applications for Identiplant in 2024 will open on 1 December.

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.

You will be informed if you can be accepted and how to pay the course fee (please note that this may not be until after the Christmas/New Year break). Fees must be paid by 31 January and we ask you to inform us immediately if you change your mind. We regret that no refunds can be given after the first course units have been issued.

Your tutor will contact you and send you the full student instructions and units 1 – 3 in early February (or 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.

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

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 answer 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.