Continuing Professional Development

We run short courses aimed at equipping working professionals with specialised skills.

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Explore our popular courses

Here are three popular courses that we provide for working professionals, such as academics, craftspeople and practical scientists, to update their skills. We sometimes provide tailor-made, in-house training for institutions.

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Applied Plant Taxonomy, Identification and Field Skills

Our scientists provide training in the identification of plant families and in-field survey techniques.

Taxonomy, Identification and Field Skills
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Tropical Plant Identification

Our botanists share their expertise in identifying plants from the biodiversity-rich tropical regions of the world.

Tropical Plant Identification
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Wood Identification

Find out how to identify wood using features of their cells and tissues visible only under the microscope.

Wood Identification