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

woodland and forestry information

Apprenticeship Week 9-13 March
9 March launch of You're Hired campaign, see for more information.
10 March Breakfast for businesses considering taking an apprentice. Venue Plumpton College. Telephone 01273 892030 for more information.

Free Advice Event
16 April Plumpton College at Flimwell
Speakers from.
Batcheller Monkhouse, permitted development, do my buildings qualify? And BPS advice.
East Sussex Country Council, business grants and loans.
Catchment Sensitive Farming.
Forestry Commission.
RAMSAK. machinery rings
Spring Fuels, renewable solutions.
DataTag, protect your machinery.
WARR Partnership, LEADER funding update.
High Weald AONB, ancient woodland advice.
Machinery demonstrations including biomass boiler
Book your free place now.
Day includes light lunch. 9.30 - 4.00pm
Claire Gammon.

Training for rurally located businesses, not just land based. Courses include: Forestry and Land Management, Chainsaw use, domestic and professional, Generating Income from Coppice Woodland, Hedgelaying, Charcoal Making, Shingle Making and Introduction to Green Woodworking. Business and IT training available too, please enquire for details.
The professional qualification courses below take place at Flimwell TN5 7PR
Level 2 Certificate of Competance in Manually Fed Woodchipper Operations
2 March
Level 2 Brush-Cutter Operation Level 2
17 April
CS30-31 Professional Chain Saw User
11-15 May and 27 - 31 July
NPTC Award Level 2 Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue
8- 22 June
NPTC Award Level 3 Aerial Cutting of Trees using Free Fall Techniques
6 - 8 July
ECP First Aid Outdoors. 5 March and 3 June

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 presents.
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 »  (29 events)

Level 2 Certificate of Competance in Manually Fed Woodchipper and follow on assessment

Mon 2 Mar '15   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: Gavin Nevitt
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Emergency First Aid - particularly for those involved in outdoor activities. Guides Scouts Outdoor Clubs

Thurs 5 Mar '15   9am - 5pm
With: Grahame Moss of Plumpton College. Course takes place at Flimwell
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Practical Micro Training Mornings - Plumpton College at Flimwell

5-27 Mar '15   9.30am - 1.30pm
With: Alex Livingstone
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2250 listings)

Coppice worker / woodland manager position wanted I am 27 years of age and currently looking for recruitment in coppice / woodland management.
I have been working in short rotation coppice of willow and alder and aleppo pine plantations in northern Spain for the last four years, and have also managed 8 acres of mixed woodland.
My dream is now to return home and find a job best suited to my skills in my home country.
I have all my chainsaw paperwork and am hard working and eager to learn.
(28/01/13) Hereforshire, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire
Contact: Christopher Rufus
Butts, stumps. etc wanted We are looking for any large-diameter trees, stumps, butts etc.
(15/01/14) Rye, East Sussex
Contact: Paul Norcott, Home of Wood
M: 07957 942452


Further your forestry career with NPTC Level 2 training. Brushcutting and Manually Fed Wood Chipper

NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Manually Fed Wood Chipper Operations. 2 March
NPTC Level 2 Brush Cutter Operation.17 April.
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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