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Plumpton College At Flimwell
Centre 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
Diary Dates 2016-2017
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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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. Full course list here
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
Full Course List and Booking Form – Prices and Details

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

oak timber framing 18 - 22 July 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."
tree inspection 27 May
31 May
2 June
4 June
7 June
Domestic Chainsaw use maintenance and cross cutting
Domestic chainsaw Felling of small trees
Introduction to Green Woodworking COURSE FULL
Woodland Pests and Diseases, dealing with current and future threats
Felling small trees up to 15 cm as follow on day from domstic chainsaw
chainsaw 10 June
24 June
25 June
25 June
5 July
Trug Making
Domestic Chainsaw Use, maintenance and cross cutting
Charcoal Making
Summer Tree Identification
Felling Small Trees up to 150mm follow on from chainsaw
16 July
21 July

30 July
6 August
Bats in Woodland
Introduction to Woodland Management and applying for Felling Licences
Tree Inspection for the Woodland Owner
Walking stick making
24 Feb 2017 Shingle Making - ideal for roofs, sheds, kennels, garden store
horses-wood-extraction 13-14-15 May

Working horses in forestry and woodland management. COURSE FULL Practical course working with Frankie Woodgate in Kent woodland. Read more

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
working  in woodland 25 - 26 May

27 - 30 June

19 July
Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting
NPTC 0020-03 (prev CS30)
Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm* NPTC 0020-04 (prev CS31) * Must hold L2 award in Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting
NPTC safe use of Brush Cutters Level 2
Workshop Training Sessions in Woodland Management and Machinery. Disabled access available.
small woods
13 May
17 May
20 May
see link

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
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. Course dates here