Course Information

As a result of the Coronavirus we  are regularly updating the courses calendar to reflect the latest government information and guidelines.  We are scheduling new  dates for courses which have had to be postponed and we  will keep  all course participants updated on any future courses which may need to be rescheduled.

Thank you for our support and understanding during this  difficult time

To book please go to the courses calendar and click on the course you require – you can pay via BACS, PayPal or by cheque. If you have any queries regarding booking please email or call Richard on 01952 432769/07964 934556.

Special offer for our members: 20% off all course fees!

Training with Expertise and Integrity

With more than 20 years experience of delivering courses and training, Small Woods courses have gained a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism. Most courses take place at the well-equipped Green Wood Centre in Coalbrookdale, Telford. We have a range of indoor and outdoor teaching areas that provide a range of versatile spaces for our diverse range of courses. Woodland management, coppicing and hedge laying courses take place in nearby local woodlands.

Some courses are delivered by approved external providers at the Green Wood Centre and other sites across the UK. We expect all courses to meet the high standards that have been established over many years and to use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors.

Small Woods strives to ensure the best quality learning experience by keeping course numbers low. Our courses, unless otherwise specified, are suitable for all levels of experience and ability. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.

Accredited Training

Small Woods are keen to ensure skills and training in green wood crafts and woodland management are taught to a high and consistent standard and have developed a suite of Open College Network accredited courses.

All courses are taught by tutors who have many years experience and are practitioners in the areas they teach. The courses are designed to provide the basic knowledge needed to allow course participants to continue to practice and improve their skills and are suitable for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge to a recognised standard.

Cancellation Policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you have to cancel your booking. A full refund will be paid for cancellation 6 weeks in advance of the course starting. Refunds for cancellations within 6 weeks of the start of the course will based on our success in filling the course space.

How to get here and sustainable travelling:

We try and encourage car sharing and the use of public transport for participants on our courses. Please contact us if you need a lift or you are willing to offer a lift to someone else who is travelling here and the direction that you will be travelling. We can also offer to lifts to and from the train station. Please contact us if this is of interest to you.


We have teamed up with two local B&B’s to offer our course participants a discount on stays (subject to availability)

The Old Rectory in Broseley are offering a 5% discount.

The Foundry Masters House in Coalbrookdale is offering a 10% discount on accommodation, drinks and dinner.

All information about accommodation is available through the following tourism websites. You may be able to book online with some hotels.

Your course fee includes tuition, tools and equipment, refreshments throughout the day and, in most cases, materials. Some courses will require you to bring a packed lunch, please check for details.