Plumpton College at Flimwell. Woodland Management and Forestry Careers Training

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Woodland Management and Forestry Careers Training 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. 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.

Diary Dates 2015 -2016 at Plumpton College
Below is just a selection of courses available. Venue is Plumpton College at Flimwell TN5 7PR

Build an Oak Timber Frame Building 5 day course, hands on using traditional methods, working in a small team 7 - 11 December
Professional Chainsaw Use, Maintenance and Cross Cutting. NPTC:  Ref 0020-03 9 (previously CS30) - 21 September 2 days for plus assessment. Professional Chain Saw User Felling 0020-04 (previously CS31) 
26 October 4 days plus assessment day.
Understanding Bats in the woodland 12 September
Practical Woodland Management using Hand Tools 17 September
Stock Fencing  25 September
Woodland Pests and Diseases - dealing with current and future threats 3 October
ECP First Aid Outdoors - 29 October
Other courses include Hedgelaying, Domestic Chainsaw and Felling, Fencing, post and rail and stock, woodland pests and diseases, felling licences, woodland management and many more:-
For the full course list please use this link

Our popular and really useful £25 woodland orientated training workshop mornings November 2015.
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...

HighGround Rural Experience Week designed specifically to help Service Leavers, Reservists and Veterans find jobs. 
Starting Dates: 6 September or 25 October or 1 November. Each Rural Week Programme is over 6 days
The course is delivered as a partnership between HighGround and Plumpton College, it is designed to help Service Leavers, Reservists and Veterans find jobs, careers and vocational opportunities in the land-based sector: farming, forestry, conservation, landscape-design and much more. These programmes are fully funded, residential and delivered at Plumpton College, from Sunday to Friday. For more information please visit

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.

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NPTC Brush Cutter Operation leading towards Level 2 Certificate of Competence

Fri 9 Oct '15   9am - 4.30pm
With: Plumpton College
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Autumn Woodland Tree Identification and Protected Species

Sat 10 Oct '15   9.30am - 1.30pm
With: David Kavanagh Spall Environmental Arborecologist
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Shingle Making

Wed 14 Oct '15   10am - 4.30pm
With: John Waller
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2496 listings)

TREE REPORTING CONSULTANCY Professional reports & advice on all arboricultural matters.
Contact: Linda J Henderson BSc (For), Tree Reporting Consultancy
T: 01892 890422
M: 07970 412830
CD: HOW TO MAKE A HAZEL HURDLE Diagrams, photos & videos showing every stage.


Further your forestry career with NPTC Training from Plumpton College

brush cutter and chainsaw training

Please contact Claire Gammon, Plumpton College at Flimwell for more information. Telephone 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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