Manchester Metropolitan University

Biological recording is vital for biodiversity conservation in the UK, with record centres and recording schemes in most counties. 

These programmes are aimed at those who want to develop and gain formal certification of their skills in the identification and recording of plants, animals and other species. The course is delivered in association with the Field Studies Council (FSC) and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI)

21st Celebration event

Celebrate 21 years of Biological Recording at our CPD Conference

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th September 2017
at The Gateway and Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury.

Further information, timetable and booking details

Online booking


We offer a part-time MSc Biological Recording. For more information including fees and module information, please see our online prospectus entry.

University Certificate

More information is available at our course page for the University Certificate in Biological recording or download the University Certificate in Biological Recording Leaflet.

You can also contact us via e-mail at

Day courses

Wednesday 16th August 2017 - Introduction to the Ecology and Identification of UK Macro-moths

Monday 18th September 2017 - Using the Vegetative Key to the British Flora

Wednesday 18th October 2017 - Identification of Macrofungi

Wednesday 25th October 2017 - Biological Recording - an introduction

Wednesday 8th November 2017 - An Introduction to Sphagnum

To book onto a course, visit our online store.