Thanks to funding from the Generation Green project we can offer a limited number of subsidised places on our huge range of Natural History and Art courses.

We want young people aged 18-25 living in England to attend our courses to enable them to take on volunteer and professional roles in the green economy. Our highly recognised and valued courses are excellent for updating your CV and helping you to stand out from the crowd!

Once all subsidised places have been claimed we will no longer be able to offer you the discount, so book early to avoid disappointment, and to save you money!

How do I claim the subsidy?

Simply choose the course you are interested in from the list below and book online as normal. At the checkout enter the appropriate voucher code for your course.

Course LengthVoucher codeSubsidy
2 or 3 topic online courseGenGreen25£25 off
4 topic online course
1 day place based course
2-4 day place based course
GenGreen50£50 off
For 2 or 3 topic online courses use GenGreen25
For 4 topic online courses, 1 day place-based courses and residential courses use GenGreen50

You will be asked to prove your age and address so please only use this code if you are aged between 18 and 25 and live in England.

What courses are available?

Our courses cover a vast range of topics including plants, trees, fungi, vertebrates, invertebrates and environmental art.

Our range is brand new and only just launching so lots more courses will be added to this list during 2021.

Current eligible courses:

2 and 3 Topic Online courses. You pay £5 – £20 (Use voucher code GenGreen25 to get £25 off)

Discovering Amphibians

Discovering Amphibians and Reptiles

Discovering Marine Mammals – August

Discovering Marine Mammals – October

Discovering Reptiles

Discovering Tracks and Signs – August

Discovering Tracks and Signs – October

Discovering Wildflowers and Their Folklore

Exploring and Drawing Connections In Architecture and Nature – August

Exploring and Drawing Connections In Architecture and Nature – October

Folklore of Trees – August

Folklore of Trees – October

Identifying Wildflower Families

4 Topic Online courses. You pay £10 (use voucher code GenGreen50 to get £50 off)

Conservation of Marine Mammals – September

Conservation of Marine Mammals – November

Developing Nature Writing – September

Developing Nature Writing – November

Discovering Botany

Discovering Bryophytes

Discovering Fungi – September

Discovering Fungi – November

Discovering Garden Birds

Discovering QGIS

Exploring Nature Writing – September

Exploring Nature Writing – November

One day place-based courses. You pay £25 – £35 (use voucher code GenGreen50 to get £50 off)

Introduction to Fern Identification

Plant Identification Using the Vegetative Key

Residential courses. You pay £100 – £175 (use voucher code GenGreen50 to get £50 off)

Autumn Fungi

Botany Beginnings: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes at Blencathra

Botany Beginnings: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes at Castle Head

Broad-Leaved Trees

Bryophytes

Coastal Plants

Discovering Rocky Shores at Dale Fort – October

Getting to Know Conifers

Identification of Solitary Bees

Identifying Butterflies and Moths at Preston Montford

Identifying Grasses

Identifying Insects using Specimens and Microscopes

Identifying Lichens – 2 days (Nettlecombe)

Identifying Lichens – 3 days (Blenacthra)

Identifying Lichens – 2 days (Slapton Ley)

Identifying Macrofungi – 2 day

Identification of Macrofungi – 3 day

Identifying Moths and Butterflies

Identifying Mosses and Liverworts

Introduction to Phase 1 Surveys

Introduction to Permaculture at Flatford Mill

Land Mammal Identification

Mushrooms and Toadstools – Develop your Skills in Identification at Malham Tarn

Mushrooms and Toadstools – Develop your Skills in Identification at Blencathra

NVC Winter Habitat Survey – Understanding and Describing Plant Communities

Photographing the Invisible – A Workshop About Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography – October

Photographing the Invisible – A Workshop About Ultraviolet and Infrared Photography – November

QGIS

Site Assessment using Invertebrates

Surveying Terrestrial Invertebrates for Biological Recording

Our full range of courses available which are not eligible for this discount can be found on the FSC Courses and Experiences webpage

young people studying wildlife

What’s the difference between the online, one-day and two-day courses?

Our online natural history courses let you learn from the comfort of your own home. Each course covers 2, 3 or 4 topics, where you will have 90 minutes a week of self-led learning followed by weekly interactive zoom sessions delivered by expert tutors.

Our one-day courses are led by expert tutors at a number of locations around the UK, ranging from beginner to expert level.

Our two-day courses offer you a residential experience which gives you the chance to really engage with your chosen topic, visit somewhere a bit further afield and build stronger relationships with others on the course.

Whichever course you choose, you will be gaining knowledge, developing transferable skills and meeting other like-minded people in the environmental community.

Useful information

  • Your age and address will be checked for verification
  • Contributing towards travel expenses may be available, subject to eligibility, with details coming later in 2021.
  • Course fees do not include accommodation but can be booked separately as part of the booking process.
  • There is no discount for accommodation, codes can only be used against non-residential bookings.

Book today, to take advantage of this fantastic opportunity, before all the subsidised places sell out!