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Training Directory - Country Craft Short Courses

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Country Craft  - Short Training Courses

 

This section covers craft courses which can be anything using traditional skills e.g. hurdle making, felting or basketweaving.  Although some of these may not be necessary to your ultimate work related goals they are complementary to an all-round countryside knowledge and are vital in keeping alive ancient skills and traditions; and they all make for a enjoyable, informative experience.

19/01/2022 Thriving in Challenging Times 1 Day

Online, Think like a tree 07890587611 Info@seedoftheforest.co.uk c-js.info/3kkrmkr

Online introduction to Think Like A Tree the Natural Principle Guide to Life created by Sarah Spencer. We will be exploring how natural principles drawn from the wisdom of trees can help us to design our own health, life path and route to happiness.

Cost £12

29/01/2022 Compost Toilets: Live online 1 Day

Online, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2YrsdIv

Online compost toilet course. Explore the construction and component features of compost toilets, the biochemistry of composting and sanitising excreta, and cultural trends governing our attitudes towards toilets such as the 'yuck' factor. Join other participants in discussing projects.

05/02/2022 Eco Refurbishment: Live online 2 Days

Online, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3uP3dGC

On this new online version of our popular Eco Refurbishment course, you?ll learn from one of the UK?s leading experts on eco refurbishment and discover what key improvements you can make to transform houses and buildings into cosy, low impact, energy-efficient homes.

06/02/2022 Think Like a Tree online 6 Days

Online, Think like a tree 07890587611 Info@seedoftheforest.co.uk c-js.info/3kkrmkr

Think Like a Tree, the Natural Principles Guide to Life, was developed by Sarah Spencer. Drawing on the ancient wisdom of trees, we can design our route to health and happiness. Online course running over six consecutive Sundays. 10am to 12.30pm with three highly qualified co-facilitators.

Cost £150

05/03/2022 Introduction to Renewables for Households 1 Day

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3DpE0pv

Where our energy comes from has a big impact, and to reach a Zero Carbon Britain it needs a major rethink. If you?d like to install renewables in your home, but aren?t sure on the options, costs and benefits, this course will give you an overview to help your decision.

26/03/2022 Renewables for Households: Insulation 1 Day

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3BmCKTo

Rethinking household energy use ? the importance of insulation. The course will offer an accessible guide to calculating heat loss and understanding ?R? and ?U? values. You?ll learn how to identify draughts and air leakage, and how improving them could result in better thermal comfort, efficiency, and economic savings.

02/04/2022 Compost Toilets 1 Day

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3lmBTN6

On this practical course you'll gain a good understanding of the principles, benefits and limitations of compost toilets. Explore the components required to make a compost toilet system work, the biology of composting to maximise performance, and the cultural trends governing our attitudes towards toilets.

02/04/2022 Renewables for Households: Wind Turbines 1 Day

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3Fn2RMx

Rethinking household energy provision ? an in depth look at small scale wind turbines. Whether you?re thinking of installing wind turbines at home, in your community or for your business, this one day course will give you an in depth understanding of wind turbine selection, operation and installation.

29/04/2022 Eco Refurbishment 4 Days

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3mCg8bv

Transform buildings into cosy, low impact, energy efficient homes. Refurbishing our homes to make them more energy efficient is one of the key aspects of effective action on climate change. Learn from one of the UK?s leading experts in eco refurbishment and discover what key improvements you can make.

07/05/2022 Self-build Project Management 2 Days

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3Bll5LK

If you?re thinking of building your own home, community space or other self-build structure, it pays to be prepared. This course covers how to create a project plan, a budget, and a health and safety plan, as well as the basics of planning permissions, building inspections and site management.

07/05/2022 Compost Toilets: Live online 1 Day

Online, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2YrsdIv

Online compost toilet course. Explore the construction and component features of compost toilets, the biochemistry of composting and sanitising excreta, and cultural trends governing our attitudes towards toilets such as the 'yuck' factor. Join other participants in discussing projects.

07/05/2022 Renewables for Households: Solar PV 1 Day

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3AobTFb

Rethinking household energy provision. Solar panels: where should you put them? How much power will you get? How much money will you save? What will your emission reduction look like? This one day course aims to answer these questions and more through a series of lectures and hands on sessions.

04/06/2022 Renewables for Households: Solar Hot Water 1 Day

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3lkBtGV

Rethinking household energy provision ? using sunlight to produce hot water. Learn how you can use solar water heating systems (solar thermal) to directly heat water. The course will cover the different solar water systems available, how they work, and how to assess which is best for your needs.

04/06/2022 Compost Toilets 1 Day

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3uSkajJ

On this practical course you'll gain a good understanding of the principles, benefits and limitations of compost toilets. Explore the components required to make a compost toilet system work, the biology of composting to maximise performance, and the cultural trends governing our attitudes towards toilets.

25/06/2022 Renewables for Households: Biomass 1 Day

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3AkG28u

Rethinking household energy provision ? Biomass systems for the 21st Century. Heat from biomass is one of our oldest forms of energy use, and still has a lot to offer in the 21st century. Explore the options and suitability of biomass systems for your house, community or business.

25/06/2022 Cob Building 1 Day

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3lkBvi1

A natural building material that?s been used around the world for hundreds of years, cob is a highly versatile way of building that can be sculpted to create beautiful, unique structures. Get to grips with the theory and practice of building with cob on this highly practical two-day course.

02/07/2022 Renewables for Households: Heat Pumps 1 Day

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/305QfZX

Rethinking household energy provision ? getting to grips with heat pumps. Heat pumps are often advertised as ?free heat?. Come and explore the science, develop a cost benefit analysis and quantify the emissions reductions of heat pumps, enabling you to decide if a heat pump is right for you.

12/08/2022 Eco Refurbishment 4 Days

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/2WQkId8

Transform buildings into cosy, low impact, energy efficient homes. Refurbishing our homes to make them more energy efficient is one of the key aspects of effective action on climate change. Learn from one of the UK?s leading experts in eco refurbishment and discover what key improvements you can make.

01/10/2022 Self-build Project Management 2 Days

Centre for Alternative Technology, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3All7SC

If you?re thinking of building your own home, community space or other self-build structure, it pays to be prepared. This course covers how to create a project plan, a budget, and a health and safety plan, as well as the basics of planning permissions, building inspections and site management.

15/10/2022 Eco Refurbishment: Live online 2 Days

Online, Centre for Alternative Technology 01654 704966 courses@cat.org.uk c-js.info/3BlcJUA

On this new online version of our popular Eco Refurbishment course, you?ll learn from one of the UK?s leading experts on eco refurbishment and discover what key improvements you can make to transform houses and buildings into cosy, low impact, energy-efficient homes.

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.

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