Training to make your business better or learn a new skill for fun

Our popular and really useful Micro Training Sessions are back for the Autumn, these are now full but new dates for March 2015 now confirmed. See
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.

RDPE Subsidised Training for small rurally located businesses, not just land based. For example- Health and Safety. Web Design. Marketing with your computer, e-news, mail -shots. Staff recruitment and retention. New Rural Skills funding released.  EG: Oak Timber Framing 5 day course £180 if you are eligible, next date 1st - 5th Dcember, the full cost is £425. Other courses include, Coppicing and Managing Woodland Resources, Hedgelaying, Charcoal Making, Shingle Making, Cleft Wood Hurdles and Pole Lathe Turning. Business and IT training available too, please enquire for details. read more

Gift Tokens for Christmas
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...

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.

Latest Courses & Events »  (18 events)

Staff Recruitment and Retention

Fri 31 Oct '14   10am - 4pm
With: Wes Game Lets Do Business
Venue: Plumpton College Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue Plus Two Assessment Days

3-7 Nov '14   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: Plumpton College
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

Charcoal Making with RDPE FUNDING

Sat 8 Nov '14   9.30am - 4.30pm
With: John Shepherd
Venue: Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry, Flimwell, East Sussex

WoodLots Directory »  (2095 listings)

SKIDDER WORK WANTED We are a small father and son team looking for work,own equipment supplied,good rates, any size of jobs carried out. North of England and Southern Scotland
Contact: Dougie Waitt
T: 01387 371688
M: 07931 922 064
Wanted--Chestnut Coppice (standing) I am looking for some sweet chestnut coppice
for making pales/posts etc.
Would be ideal around the Faversham/Sittingbourne/Detling areas in Kent if possible.
(23/07/13) Sittingbourne, Kent
Contact: James Alderson
M: 07585 269989


Further your forestry career with NPTC Level 2 Award Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue and NPTC Level 3 Award Aerial Cutting of Trees using Free Fall Techniques

There is Work Base Learning funding to assist you with the fee for these two NPTC courses. Next dates are Level 2 - November 3-7  and Level 3 - November 17 - 19 . Or for 2015 Level 2 - February 16 - 20  and Level 3 - February 24 - 26. Please contact Claire Gammon, Plumpton College at Flimwell for more information. Telephnoe 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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