Training to make your business better or learn a new skill for fun

RDPE Subsidised Training for small rurally located businesses, not just land based. Courses include: Hedgelaying, Charcoal Making, Shingle Making and Introduction to Green Wooding. Business and IT training available too, please enquire for details. read more
For example- Health and Safety. Web Design. Marketing with your computer, e-news, mail -shots. Staff recruitment and retention.
The professional qualification courses below take place at Flimwell TN5 7PR
CS30-31 Professional Chain Saw User
19 - 23 January
NPTC Award Level 2 Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue
16- 20 February
NPTC Award Level 3 Aerial Cutting of Trees using Free Fall Techniques
24 - 26 February

Our popular and really useful £25 woodland orientated training mornings March 2015. See
These courses are ideal if you are new to woodland ownership or thinking of applying for grants from the Forestry Commission. The RHI is now offering grants for domestic users of woodfuel heating.

Gift Tokens for Christmas
Don't forget you can buy gift tokens for courses run by Plumpton College, part or full payment of a course.
These make a wonderful and memorable present. Please contact Claire Gammon on 01580 879547 or email for more details.
There are a number of exciting new courses for 2015, willow garden structures, gate hurdles, willow hurdles, trug making and more...

WoodNet connects timber growers and wood users in South East England, encouraging working practices that help growers to sell their wood profitably while caring for the environment.  WoodNet publishes an on-line WoodLots Directory and in partnership with Plumpton College runs training courses and events at the Woodland Enterprise Centre.

Latest Courses & Events »  (25 events)

Plan and Plant an Orchard. ONLY ONE PLACE REMAINING

Fri 16 Jan '15   10am - 4pm
With: Peter May
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Fruit Tree Pruning and Orchard Management NOW FULL

Sat 17 Jan '15   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: Peter May
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

NPTC Professional Chainsaw User Training CS30-31

19-23 Jan '15   9am - 4.30pm
With: _Plumpton College
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2159 listings)

Wood for logs wanted Approx 75-100tons delivered to Ancaster, Lincolnshire. Preferably hardwood but will consider softwood.

I have numerous butts/lengths of Oak, Beech, Lime, Horse Chestnut from last sept to now if anyone would be interested in exchanging loads?
location: Lincolnshire
Contact: Will Simpson
T: 01400 230416
M: 07737670397
New Courses for 2011 at the Green Wood Centre, Shropshire August 27-28 Woodland Tree Bogs £200
Learn how to design and make a woodland toilet suitable for most woodland locations and uses.

September 8 Shingles and spars £80
Learn techniques for shingle and spa making using oak and hazel. The course will teach you how to evaluate and get the most from the source timber.

September 9 - 10 Gate Hurdles £150
Make and take home a traditional gate hurdle using cleft Ash or chestnut.

September 9 - 10 Volunteer training £150
Be the best leader you can and deliver rewarding volunteer experiences while meeting the needs of the task.

September 16 Woodland and timber measuring and estimating £75
Techniques for measuring, estimating and evaluating the size volunme and value of standing staked timber.

September 19 / 23 and October 20 / 21 £800 Forest Schools OCN Level 3 Leader Qualification
This is a 7 day course to enable participants to run a Forest school programme based on their own site to a recognised high standard.

October 1 and 14 Tool sharpening OCN Level 2 £150
This course covers sharpening edged tools such as axes, bill hooks, chisels and knives to a very high professional standard.

October 1- 2 Introduction to Small Woodland Management OCN Level 3 £150

The course is designed for woodland owners and managers who want to create a woodland management plan. The course investigates the different woodland attributes which effect woodland management decisions and covers the following main areas:

October 14 - 16 Sustainable Woodland Management OCN Level 3 £300

Intensive 3 day course designed to provide woodland owners and managers an understanding of managing woodlands sustainably.

Our courses take place at the Green Wood Centre in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. Basic Accommodation is available in our camping huts for £5 per night.

For more information and booking please se the website. Coalbrookdale, Near Telford, Shorpshire
Contact: Harriet Wood, Small Woods Association
T: 01952 432769


Further your forestry career with NPTC Level 2 Award Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue and NPTC Level 3 Award Aerial Cutting of Trees using Free Fall Techniques

NPTC courses. 2015 NPTC Award Level 2 Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue- February 16 - 20  and NPTC Award Level 3 Aerial Cutting of Trees using Free-Fall techniques- February 24 - 26. Please contact Claire Gammon, Plumpton College at Flimwell for more information. Telephnoe 01580 879547 or email  

A new app-based field guide from the Forestry Commission has been launched to help identify almost 100 tree and shrub seedlings under one year old that are commonly found in British woods and forests. Visit for more information













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