Courses calendar

21 July   Introduction to Pole Lathe Turning

Great opportunity to spend a day with a master pole lathe turner to learn the basic principles and techniques to get you started You will learn: Tool selection Wood selection…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £85.00
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21 July   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 and…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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24–26 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…
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Course duration - 3 day
Course cost - £350.00
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1–2 September   Grow your Woodland Business

Grow your Woodland Business. 1-2 September 2018 (Participants are encouraged to attend evening workshop on August 31) Cost £180 An opportunity to train with highly successful and inspiring woodland business…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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8–9 September   OCN level 3 Introduction to Woodland Management

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: Assessing…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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21 September   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. It also goes on to cover the criteria listed by…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £75
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22 September   Introduction to Chainsaw Use

THIS COURSE IS NOW 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…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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29 September   Spoon Carving

            Spoon carving is a great way to start carving and to learn about the properties of wood. Each spoon is completely unique which make great…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £80
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29–30 September   Framed Round Basket

Learn how to make a traditional framed basket using hazel and willow. The course is a great opportunity to spend time with a professional basket maker and is tailored to…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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29 September   Knife Making

Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. You will learn to: use the forge anvil and hammer able to identify the temperature of…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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5–7 October   Make and Use A Touch-Wood Pole Lathe

Many people will now be familiar with the pole lathe through revival of the craft in recent years. Broadly speaking there are two types: • the spindle lathe (bodgers lathe)…
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Course duration - 3 day
Course cost - £360
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6 October   Knife Making

  Learn the skills of the blacksmith and blade smith and make your own knife. You will learn to: use the forge anvil and hammer able to identify the temperature…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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6–7 October   Coppice Camp

Come and work alongside professional coppice workers and learn how to restore a coppice woodland and the associated coppice crafts. You will learn: Planning your coppice fall Coppicing using different…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £180
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20–21 October   Introduction to Hedgelaying

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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20 October   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 and…
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Course duration - 1 day
Course cost - £140
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20–21 October   Timber Measuring

The course is designed to provide woodland owners, managers, agents and contractors the 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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3–4 November   Coppice Restoration

  This is a hands on practical course based within a coppice woodland on Wenlock Edge. All aspects for restoring a neglected and over stood coppice woodland will be covered including:…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140.00
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10–11 November   Practical Woodland Management

This course will provide an introduction to the woodland tasks needed to manage a woodland. The course will provide the latest good practice guidelines along with top tips and techniques…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140
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17–18 November   Introduction to Hedge Laying

This is a 2 day practical course with tutor Karl Liebscher covers all aspects of hedge laying including: Identify different hedge laying styles Identify suitable hedge species Undertake the different stages of…
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Course duration - 2 day
Course cost - £140.00
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