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Training Directory: Practical Countryside Skills Short Courses

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Practical Countryside Skills  - Short Training Courses

 

Training in the practical aspects of countryside management techniques such as dry stone walling and hedge laying.

Courses looking at the theory behind these employing these techniques are another page.

Practical training in using and maintaining machinery e.g, chainsaw use, pesticide application and specialist driving courses are on another page.

First aid and health and safely type courses have a separate page.

22/08/2022 Dry Stone Walling Qualification Course 4 Days

Dry Stone Walling Association, Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7NH, Dry Stone Walling Association 07989848167 / 01539567953 training@dswa.org.uk www.dswa.org.uk/

4 day training course delivered by Master Craftsman Instructors, For people looking to gain Lantra Initial and Intermediate qualifications in dry stone walling for career opportunities or to improve skills. Course held Monday-Thursday with an optional Test Day on the Friday.

Cost £280

27/08/2022 Dry Stone Walling 2 Days

Rhyd y Creuau near Betws y Coed, Dry Stone Walling Association Wales branch 01766513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com c-js.info/2NJeDYJ

Participants will learn to take down a section of wall, sort the stone on the ground, lay the foundations and rebuild the wall and lay the coping stones.

Cost £85

06/09/2022 Scything for Beginners 1 Day

Godstone, Surrey Wildlife Trust 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk c-js.info/3zGy9x3

Discover the land management technique of scything on this one day beginners course. All tools will be provided.

Cost £72.00

10/09/2022 Dry Stone Walling 2 Days

Pensychnant, Wales branch of Dry Stone Walling Association 01766 513213 pasmyth@btinternet.com c-js.info/2NJeDYJ

The course covers all aspects of repairing a section of wall and includes taking the wall down, laying the foundations and rebuilding the wall including the coping (top) stones.

Cost £85

10/09/2022 Dry Stone Walling Training Course for Beginners 2 Days

North East Cheshire, Dry Stone Walling Association 07415107120 dswacheshire@gmail.com

An introduction to the skill of building a strong wall without the need for cement or mortar. All teaching by DSWA qualified instructors.

Cost £115

17/09/2022 Dry Stone Walling For Beginners 2 Days

Werneth Low Country Park, Hyde, Cheshire, Cheshire Branch, DSWA 07415 107120 dswacheshire@gmail.com www.dswacheshire.org.uk/

How to take down a dry stone wall safely and to rebuild it to a good standard.

Cost £115

19/09/2022 Dry Stone Walling Qualification Course 4 Days

Dry Stone Walling Association, Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7NH, Dry Stone Walling Association 07989848167 / 01539567953 training@dswa.org.uk www.dswa.org.uk/

4 day training course delivered by Master Craftsman Instructors, For people looking to gain Lantra Initial and Intermediate qualifications in dry stone walling for career opportunities or to improve skills. Course held Monday-Thursday with an optional Test Day on the Friday.

Cost £280

17/10/2022 Dry Stone Walling Qualification Course 4 Days

Dry Stone Walling Association, Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7NH, Dry Stone Walling Association 07989848167 / 01539567953 training@dswa.org.uk www.dswa.org.uk/

4 day training course delivered by Master Craftsman Instructors, For people looking to gain Lantra Initial and Intermediate qualifications in dry stone walling for career opportunities or to improve skills. Course held Monday-Thursday with an optional Test Day on the Friday.

Cost £280

Ad Hoc Experience Days - Dry Stone Walling or Hedgelaying 1 Day

Various, Rural Skills Hub info@ruralskillshub.org.uk c-js.info/3M20W2f

The Rural Skills Hub is offering a limited number of FREE Experience Days to community groups. Please get in touch if you are a group of 10 people interested in a one-day beginner-level taster of Dry Stone Walling or Hedgelaying.

Cost £Free

Ad Hoc Ground Preparation for Woodland Creation

Online, Cumbria Woodlands clare@cumbriawoodlands.co.uk c-js.info/38cYbKa

A comprehensive ground preparation course that will show you how to deliver a UKFS compliant scheme. Course resources will be released each Monday for delegates to work through. These will be supported by online discussion. Course Modules: What is ground preparation?; Site conditions & tree growth; Environmental guidance & legislation; ground preparation techniques; Matching ground preparation to the site; Case study reflections. The course is open and relevant to all involved or interested in tree planting (not limited to Cumbria). Available in March 2021 only!

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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