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


Oak Timber Framing 5 day course £180 (t&c) last opportunity, use it or loose it. 1st - 5th December. The full cost is £425.
RDPE Subsidised Training for small rurally located businesses, not just land based. Other courses include, Coppicing and Managing Woodland Resources, Hedgelaying, Charcoal Making, Shingle Making, Cleft Wood Hurdles and Pole Lathe Turning. 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. New Rural Skills funding released.

Our popular and really useful Micro Training Sessions are back for the Autumn, these are now full but new dates for March 2015 now confirmed. 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 »  (16 events)

Coppicing and managing woodland resources with RDPE Funding

26-27 Nov '14   10am - 4pm
With: Tim Saunders - Rother Forestry
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WINTER Woodland Tree Identification

Fri 28 Nov '14   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: David Kavanagh Spall Environmental Arborecologist
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex


1-5 Dec '14   9.30am - 4pm
With: Chris Nutley and Will English, Sussex Oak Framers
Venue: Plumpton College Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2123 listings)

SEASONED HARDWOOD Logs and Kindling, wholesale and retail. Free delivery or discounted if collected. Also stockists of Chestnut fencing, woodchip and Charcoal from local sustainable sources. W Sussex & Brighton areas.
Contact: Paul Copsey, Heritage Conservation
T: 01403 330236
M: 07885 285 311
Hardwood Cordwood Wanted Seasoned or green, standing or roadside. Preferably ash, sycamore, beech and oak. Other species considered.
(21/11/13) Essex


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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