Courses calendar

1–2 April   OCN level 3 Introduction to Woodland Management

COURSE NOW 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…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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1–2 April   Bentwood Chairs

You will make an amazing Bentwood chair to be proud of. You will construct a chair frame and bend and shape hazel rods to to suit your own style and…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160.00
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20–21 April   Basket Making

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.  Rachel…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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22 April   Willow Hurdles

You will make a woven willow panel using hazel zales  and willow weavers following  a traditional Somerset pattern. The woven panels make attractive garden screens and the skills learnt will allow…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85.00
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23 April   Framed hurdles

Learn how to make a simple framed hurdle using ash or chestnut frame and hazel weavers. Framed hurdles make attractive screens for wheelie bins and compost areas. They use lower…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £80
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29 April   Introduction to Chainsaw Use

COURSE NOW FULL – NEXT DATE 3rd June 17 This is a practical hands on 1 day course designed for woodland owners and home owners who use a chainsaw on their own…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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6 May   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 - £75.00
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19–21 May   OCN Level 3 Sustainable Woodland Management

A course designed for woodland owners and managers who want to manage their woodlands to balance wildlife, economic and social benefits You will learn: Theory and definition of sustainability Woodland…
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Course duration - 3 days
Course cost - £240.00
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27–28 May   Shave Horse

Learn how to make your own Shave horse in the traditional English Bodgers style. The shave horse will be made to suit your size and comfort and will allow you…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £160
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27–28 May   Woodland resilience – the right tree in the right place

The course will provide details on how to identify woodland types based on woodland flora, geology and location. Participants  will develop ideas on how to select  alternative tree species with…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £150
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3–4 June   OCN Level 3 Woodland Monitoring and Evaluation

The course provides a system to evaluate a woodland and monitor sustainable woodland management. You will learn: woodland types and associated species, common types of plants found within woodland layers,…
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Course duration - 2 days
Course cost - £175
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3 June   Hazel stick stool Making

You will make a traditional stool using hazel rods using mortise and tenon joints and split hazel       You will learn:  selecting suitable material  tool selection and maintenance…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £65.00
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3 June   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 June   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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1 July   Introduction to Cleft Stool Making

Using a single log you will make a simple traditional 3 legged stool with a shaped solid seat designed to meet your own style and specification. The course can lead…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £75.00
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19–20 July   Basket making

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.  Rachel…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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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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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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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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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   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 - £160,00
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