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Professional Training Courses (CIEEM - Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management) - 2022


Professional Training Courses (CIEEM) - 2022

These beginners/intermediate courses are open to CIEEM members and non-members and are suitable for anyone wishing to gain confidence  in a variety of ecological and/or botanical subjects. This may include land managers, local authority ecologists and planners, conservation officers and licensing staff within SNCOs or NGO’s, students, ecological consultants, environmental managers, wardens, rangers or conservation volunteers who need to gain botanical ID skills in order to conduct surveys and record species for conservation charities.

Lorna is delivering two day training courses via remote delivery on the following dates (please note that clicking the course links below will direct you to the CIEEM website):



Course Title


6th & 7th October 2022

Plant Identification & Botanical Keys

10am - 1pm both days

13th & 14th October 2022

Using the NVC - Plant Communities and Habitats

10am - 1pm both days

24th & 25th October 2022

Plants, Relationships and Phytoremediation

10am - 1pm both days

27th & 28th October 2022

The Importance of Meres and Mosses

10am - 1pm both days

December 2022

Plant Identification & Botanical Keys

10am - 1pm both days



Distance Learning Training Courses - 2022 / 2023


Online botany & ecology course - Botany & its role in the ecosystem



Tutor/mentor support available

  • Do you like studying at your own pace online via distance learning?

  • Do you want to improve your  plant identification skills?

  • Do you want to learn about plant physiology and reproduction?

  • Do you want to know about plant families, genus and species?

  • Do you want to learn about habitats and habitat indicators?

Enrol on the full online Botany and its role in the ecosystem course comprising all four modules  or choose individual modules from the dropdown list (see  a course description or download the course outline below):

Course Options

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Module 1: Plant Science: biology, physiology and symbiosis

£ 50.00

Module 2: Plant identification and using a key 


Module 3: Taxonomy  (naming structure)  

£ 25.00

Module 4: Habitats and habitat indicators

£ 50.00


Or £200.00 to enrol on the full course


The total cost if a candidate buys each of the modules separately is £225.00. If you purchase the whole course in one transaction there is a discount of £25.00. This means that candidates enrolling on the complete course, including certification, pay just £200.00.


Online botany and ecology course  outline:

This course is suitable  for individuals, hobby botanists, education centres (schools, colleges, universities), conservation volunteers, professionals and graduates throughout the UK.  Botany and its role in the ecosystem is an online, distance learning modular course in plant science, ecology and botanical identification with mentor support. This course is designed for anyone with an interest in botany and ecology who is keen to learn how to use plant features for accurate identification and understand the role of botany in an ecosystem and will help to provide a well rounded view of plant science and symbiosis, botanical identification, naming structures and hierarchies (taxonomy), habitats and habitat indicators and effects of pollution in freshwater habitats.

This online botany and ecology course covers the identification of angiosperm vascular plants – flowering plants, ferns and trees.  You can choose to study the modules individually or enrol on the full course.  For completion of each module, students will receive a certificate of participation or,  on successful achievement of the end of module tests, receive a Certificate of Achievement.


This online course is designed for anyone interested in botany and its role in the ecosystem who is keen to learn how to use plant features for accurate identification.



 The course helps you:

  • Prove your commitment to continued professional development (CPD) for professional membership of CIEEM or similar organisations

  • Helps towards achievement of a Field Identification Skills Certificate Level (FISC)

  • Helps professionals and graduates make accurate identifications in the field

  • Provide a well rounded view of plant science and symbiosis, botanical identification, naming
    structures and hierarchies (taxonomy), habitats and habitat indicators and effects of pollution in freshwater habitats

Click here for a course outline  



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Delivered by CIEEM trainer Lorna



To talk with Richard or Lorna about training or ecological services, call 07743712020 or email us.  We look forward to hearing from you!


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