Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
We run short courses aimed at equipping working professionals with specialised skills.
Explore our popular courses
Here are several 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.
Plant Taxonomy Skills for Ecology and Conservation
Learn taxonomy skills for conservation to independently conduct taxonomic work.
Seed Conservation Techniques
Learn how to collect, conserve and manage high quality, ex-situ collections of wild plant seeds.
Tropical Plant Identification
Our botanists share their expertise in identifying plants from the biodiversity-rich tropical regions of the world.
Use of Scientific Plant Names for Herbal Products
Discover the relationships between pharmaceutical names for drugs and scientific plant names.
Find out how to identify wood using features of their cells and tissues visible only under the microscope.
Plant cryopreservation – theory and practice
Learn how to apply different cryopreservation approaches for ex situ plant conservation.