Plumpton College At Flimwell
for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry

Recognised by the EU as one of the best Leader+Projects in the South East.
And - Highly Commended Campaign to Protect Rural England Sussex, Countryside Award 2011

rural business training

rural skills

countryside management
computer training
butchery training
environment and grants
sheep and lambs
farming advice
farm animals
trug making
Plumpton College Main Campus website

Plumpton College
at Flimwell

About Us
Contact Us
Course Venues
Courses coming soon
Land - Legislative - Livestock
Woodland Management
and Rural Skills
Part time courses at Main College, Plumpton
Full Plumpton College Flimwell Course List
Booking Form

Agendas and Grants

Short Course Agendas
Grants for Training
Course Details
Butchery Courses
Butchery Testimonials




Forage Production
Marketing Your Meat


Countryside Skills

Sussex Breakfast


Advisory Visit

Need a Mentor

Links to helpful organisations


Sell at Farmers Markets


For Sale & Wanted
Situations Vacant
Gift Ideas
Friends & Family Days
Rooms for Hire
Celebration Venue for Hire in Woodland setting
Sustainable Building
Living Classroom
Contact Details

Courses take place in Sussex -
Flimwell TN5 7PR
Netherfield TN33 9QB
and TN33 9QL or
Plumpton BN7 3AE

Plumpton College at Flimwell
Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry

The Woodland Enterprise Centre
01580 879547


Plumpton College
Ditchling Road
Plumpton, Lewes
East Sussex. BN7 3AE
01273 890454


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Site Updated December 2016

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Improve your skills and knowledge of woodland and wood products in an inspiring woodland environment. Training for your rural business, inspirational, practical and help to drive your business forward.
This is the website for Plumpton College at Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry. Plumpton College At Flimwell Centre for Sustainable Food Farming and Forestry offer a dynamic, practical, relevant and interesting range of short hands on training courses in food, farming, forestry, land-based legislation and rural skills that will help you and your business. All courses have limited participants to ensure the best tutor – learner experience.
woodland skills

On this page are the dates for the woodland management courses, professional and lifestyle. For livestock, land and butchery courses please see Livestock and Butchery

Courses in the next few weeks ~ Smallwoods Association Members qualify for a course fee discount

5 - 6 - 7 May

Working horses in forestry and woodland management
Practical course working with Frankie Woodgate in Kent woodland. Read more Fantastic course. A wonderful present perhaps? Gift vouchers available for full or part cost of course.
1 December

3 December
5 December
NPTC Level 2 Award In Chainsaw Maintenance And Cross Cutting (002003)
Domestic Chainsaw Users,
NPTC Level 2 Award In Tree Climbing And Rescue (002013)
8 December
9 December
10 December
12 December

15 December
Domestic Chainsaw Use: Maintenance and Cross Cutting
Domestic Chainsaw Use: Felling Small Trees
Hard Landscaping: Wood Working for Landscapers
NPTC Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees and Using Free-fall Techniques
Introduction to Woodland Management and Applying for Felling Licenses,
16 December
9 January

12 January
13 January
NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Brush-cutters and Trimmers,
NPTC Level 2 Award In Chainsaw Maintenance And Cross Cutting (002003),
Workshop- Introduction to Woodland Management- half day,
Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) +Forestry,
23 January

23 January
28 January
30 January
NPTC Level 2 Award In Felling And Processing Trees Up To 380mm (002004),
NPTC Level 2 Award In Tree Climbing And Rescue (002013),
Hedge Laying,
NPTC Level 2 Award In Chainsaw Maintenance And Cross Cutting (002003),
charcoal making
24 February 2017

Shingle Making - ideal for roofs, sheds, kennels, garden store  
January 16 - 23 Oak Timber Framing, Build an oak timber frame building from scratch in our workshop. Learning cutting and joints as you go. Predominately using hand tools and old traditional methods " the best training course I have ever been on" "It was a pleasure to come to Flimwell the course content was exactly as I had envisaged."
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Professional Qualifications NPTC Level 2 and 3 Awards.
Are you under 25? Grant funding might be available for your fees in forestry training please enquire


Workshop Training Sessions in Woodland Management and Machinery.
Disabled access available

small woods
2017 dates


Uses of Felled Timber
Posts, Peelers, Charcoal etc
Equipment Care and Maintenance, Chainsaws

Tree Care, pruning, diseases, optimise the value
Exceptional value at £25 per a.m. session
We are delighted to be offering our rural crafts courses please ask for details ......
rural crafts willow hurdles wooden roof willow plant supports trugs
Follow us on Twitter and facebook. Stuck for gift ideas? A gift certificate could be the perfect answer. Gift Certificates can be of full or part of the course cost. Woodland courses have disabled access, no previous experience is required. For more information please telephone 01580 879547. Practical woodland management courses, help you manage your woodland and potentially make it a financially viable concern.