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Online: introduction to fungi identification

About this course

The field of mushroom/fungi identification can seem like a minefield to the newcomer, with complicated new terminology and so many species.  But if you want to get to know more about these fascinating species, you have to start somewhere, right?

Never fear! Our online introduction to fungi identification course is an excellent place to start your journey. Giving you the tools you need to begin to understand the key points of fungi identification to get you started. 

This course by The Foraging Course Company is aimed at beginners and will introduce points to look out for, as well as highlight common pitfalls and oversights when it comes to identification. It is presented via an online teaching platform, which you will receive login details for before the course goes live. 

After this course you will:

  • know the key points of fungi identification

  • be able to use your new found skills right away 

  • understand common identification pitfalls and how to avoid them

The course includes a mixture of video, photographic and text lessons, as well as self-assessment on your learning. It is ideal for those starting out into the fascinating subject of fungi, or for those who feel frustrated when trying to identify from guidebooks alone.


On demand - work at your own pace - will take 2hr 30mins to complete if done continuously with no breaks or pauses


£40 - Book here

If you have a Foraging Course Company Voucher you wish to use for full or part payment - contact us



Terms and conditions

Please read our terms and conditions here

If you have a Foraging Course Company Voucher you wish to use for full or part payment - contact us

"You have explained things to me in a way that I understand and can use. I thought I was useless at identification but now I am able to work through it and name species. This was the most important fungi course I have attended. Thank you!"


Mushroom identification

Edibility will not be the focus of this course. This is not a foraging course.

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