About WoodNet Training

Managing Woodland

Woodnet works in partnership with Plumpton College at Flimwell to provide a range of training courses about the management and use of wood and timber.

The short courses can range from 1 to 5 days and are designed for woodland owners and managers, those interested in woodland skills and wood crafts, rural businesses, and those interested in timber design and construction. The courses are held at the Woodland Enterprise Centre at Flimwell, East Sussex, where innovative timber constructions are surrounded by typical Wealden woodland. Some training will be at the main college site Plumpton. For a full course list including RDPE please visit Plumpton College Centre for Food Farming and Forestry

2013-2014 Grant Funding now released from RDPE, please follow the tab above to read more about 60% reduction in course fees.

Woodnet and Plumpton College are always keen to develop courses in partnership with other organisations, and we are also interested to hear of any areas where training in woodland and timber are required.

Plumpton College also offers a wide range of forest and woodland based courses, from Foundation Pathways, 12week Tree Surgery, FE and HE degree courses. Please visit the main college website for details Plumpton College


60% Reduction in course fees with RDPE

This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part funded (or financed) by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development; Europe investing in rural areas.

As the Managing Authority for the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Defra has made funding available  to assist farmers, commercial horticulturalists and foresters with training for business improvement.  Plumpton College is delighted to be included as a contract holder, as a member of a consortium of training providers and a delivery partner with Lantra.
Grant funded training will be provided at the main College campus at Plumpton, near Lewes, East Sussex and at the Flimwell, [A21] East Sussex and Netherfield, near Battle East Sussex, out-centres and across England, via our partners.
There is a wide and diverse range of training opportunities available, for example businesses can benefit from a more in-depth knowledge of energy efficiency, nutrient management, water use, waste reduction and waste management, climate change adaption and mitigation. Courses include On Farm Cheese Processing, Sustainable Beef Farming Systems and Climate Change – Impact on Arable Farming. And for forestry and woodland managers and workers there are a wide range of forest related courses from generating an income from coppice, to strategies for dealing with pests and diseases in woodland.
The training courses are for anyone involved in agriculture, horticulture and forestry with the following eligibility provisos:- 
Attendees must be engaged in a business or employed by an organisation or social enterprise which is dependent on agriculture or woodland or utilises any woodland or forest products and have left full time education, be over 18 (although in some instances 16 -17 year olds are eligible if not in an apprenticeship and have left full time education). Self-declaration will be required that they intend to work in the agriculture or forestry sectors within 6 months of receiving training.
Courses can be taken as an adjunct to a standard apprenticeship, to improve the training and knowledge transfer currently being undertaken by new entrants to the sector.
For more information and to discuss your requirements and eligibility please contact Don Cranfield on 01273 892031 or Sarah Blackford on 01580 879547.



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