Plumpton College at Flimwell. Woodland Management and Forestry Careers Training

forest management

Woodland Management and Forestry Careers Training Courses include: Forestry and Land Management, Chainsaw use, domestic and professional, Oak Timber Framing, construction method, 5-day practical course, Extracting Timber from Woodland using Horses, 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. We can also arrange bespoke training courses at your site, ie we have a tree inspection day at Ardingly College with our arborist David Kavannagh Spall.
For a full course list please see this link
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.

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Forestry Advisory Consortium

FACE is a group of forestry organisations and advisors who have come together to provide specialist support to forest and timber supply chain businesses which are considering investment in new facilities and equipment. It consists of the Community Forest Trust, Cumbria Woodlands, Kent Downs AONB, Martin Glynn FICFor, Northwoods, Rural Development Initiatives, Small Woods Association, Silvanus Trust, Sylva Foundation, Woodnet and Yorwoods. Together they advise on business planning, marketing, financial forecasting, grant applications and technical issues.


Latest Courses & Events »  (17 events)

NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (002004)

23-26 Jan '17   9am - 4pm
With: Tony Lucas
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex


23-27 Jan '17   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: James Smith
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Emergency First Aid

Sat 28 Jan '17   9am - 5pm
With: Course takes place at Flimwell
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2971 listings)

Firewood timber available now - Buckinghamshire Have completed a job clearing windblown (max 2 years old)and dangerous trees from two small woodlands. Was not expecting to find as much as we did, all timber was going to be stacked to waste at the end of the wood, but we now have a lot all cut to 2.4m length. Can deliver locally with 10 tonne timber trailer or can find a local roadside stacking area if anyone is interested from further away. A lot is processor size but there is some oversize up to 1/1.5 metre diameter. All Birch, Sycamore, Beech, Cherry and Ash. Looking to start extracting timber next week. Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire
Advert Start Date: 12/12/16
Contact: Pete Charlton
Elm trees Two very large recently fallen trees, believed to be Elm although one may be Hornbeam.
Have been dead for a while, wood in good condition and very hard.
Good access. North East Norfolk
Advert Start Date: 18/12/16
Contact: Kirsten Paston
M: 07747 620747


A Training Resource for Traditional Timber Building


Woodnet have completed a partnership project with architects, carpenters and woodwork trainers to support carpentry vocational skills training.

Supported by the Leonardo Lifelong Learning Programme Woodnet participants visited several European countries to discover the differences, and many similarities in timber construction and wood decoration.

The background to this research is available at  and this web portal also provides a link to a 3D models exploring many of the structures, ranging from a barn in Kent to a Latvian windmill, a Romanian church and a French farmhouse.

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