Courses calendar

29–30 July   Bowl Carving Course

Learn to make a beautiful, functional wooden bowl using simple hand tools. Starting with a locally grown greenwood log, you will cover properties, function, design, tools and processes needed to…
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Course duration - 2 Days
Course cost - £160
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7–11 August   Cleft and Saddle Stick Chair

You will make a contemporary Cleft stick chair using traditional techniques with reference to both English and Welsh traditional design. The chair will include a base seat shaped using a…
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Course duration - 5 day
Course cost - £380
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12 August   Introduction to Chainsaw Use

FULL This is a practical hands on 1 day course designed for woodland owners and home owners who use a chainsaw on their own land. The course will provide tips,…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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25–27 August   Coracle Making

Build an Ironbridge style coracle using simple tools and techniques to suit all levels of experience and ability. The coracle has been around for thousands of years, evolving as a…
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Course duration - 3 day
Course cost - £350.00
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2–3 September   Woodland & Craft Business Improvement Course

This 2 day course will be focussing on developing the practical skills to improve and grow woodland based or craft businesses. We will explore some of the common methods used…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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9 September   Spoon carving

Spoon carving is a great way to start whittling and to learn about the properties of wood. Each spoon is completely unique which make great presents. This course will help…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £75
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16–17 September   OCN level 3 Introduction to Woodland Management

FULL. Completely redesigned in line with new Forestry Commission guidelines, this two day course will give you the background knowledge to enable you manage your woodland sustainably. YOu will learn:…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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16 September   Introduction to Chainsaw Use

This is a practical hands on 1 day course designed for woodland owners and home owners who use a chainsaw on their own land. The course will provide tips, advice…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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29 September–1 October   Rustic Chairs

Create your own beautiful and uniquely crafted rustic chair. First you will learn how to select the appropriate material to make a chair from coppiced hazel and other small diameter…
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Course duration - 3 day
Course cost - £240
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30 September–1 October   Framed round basket

The course is a great opportunity to spend time with a professional basket maker and is tailored to suit a range of abilities for beginners, intermediates and experienced improvers.  You…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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7–8 October   Tool Sharpening OCN Level 2 (Cross cut saws, axes & billhooks)

This is an opportunity to learn how to sharpen hand tools to a high professional standard. A blunt tool makes work hard, slow and dangerous. The 2 person saw has…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140.00
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7–8 October   Timber Measuring

The course is designed to provide woodland owners, managers, agents and contractor’s ability to calculate accurately timber volumes in standing trees, woodland compartments and road side stacks. You will learn:…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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8 October   The Mindful Control of Invasive Species

Dates:- 8th October and 11th November In the UK, the grey squirrel receives a very bad press, mainly from foresters and bird lovers whose priorities are deeply at odds with…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £95.00
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16–19 October   OCN Level 2 Hedge Laying

This is a  practical  hands on course to provide participants with sufficient knowledge, skills and confidence to continue to practice and improve their skills after the course.    Identify different hedge…
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Course duration - 4 day
Course cost - £380
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21 October   Timber Felling to Aid Motor Manual Extraction

How to fell and present trees to aid motor manual timber extraction. Presenting timber correctly can significantly reduces timber extraction costs. The course will teach you how and where to…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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21 October   Besom Brooms & Autumn Crafts

Learn how to make Besom brooms the traditional way using birch and hazel. Have ago at making a twig basket and gypsy flowers. You will learn: select and dress suitable…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85.00
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4–5 November   Coppice Restoration

This is a hands on practical course based within a coppice woodland in on Wenlock Edge. All aspects for restoring a neglected and over stood coppice woodland will be covered…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140.00
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11 November   Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry

The Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry is a one-day course that covers the national Emergency First Aid at Work syllabus but goes on to cover the criteria listed…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £75
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18–19 November   Introduction to Hedge laying

This is a 2 day practical course covering all aspects of hedge laying including: Identify different hedge laying styles Identify suitable hedge species Undertake the different stages of hedge laying,…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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