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Intro to Woodland Management OCN L3

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: 28 Jul 2022 - 29 Jul 2022

: The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR


This two-day course will help build the background knowledge needed to manage your woodland sustainably and work towards creating resilient, productive woods.

Course content includes:

  • Assessing the resource
  • Protecting the resource
  • Managing the resource
  • Producing timber and wood
  • Keeping it legal
  • Thinking about the future

The course is classroom-based at the Green Wood Centre with visits to different and varied local woodlands. This course will lead to accreditation at Level 3 with the Open College Network, subject to submission of a completed course workbook for marking and assessment.

The tutor Jim Waterson has decades of experience as a woodland manager, has taught Forestry and Forestry Products at university level and is an independent woodland advisor. The course will be tailored to individuals needs and participants are encouraged to bring and share details of woodlands they are familiar with.


Covid-19 and Courses


The Green Wood Centre has worked tirelessly to ensure that staff & visitors are entering a COVID safe environment. SWA have a duty of care to participants, staff, trainees, volunteers, etc. We ask that all tutors and participants respect the measures stated regardless of their personal views, there will be an induction by your course tutor on arrival.

In the event that a course has to be cancelled due to Covid-19, a full refund will be provided and we will suggest keeping an eye on the website and re-booking once the course has become available again.

Our experience:


Small Woods use only experienced professionals and woodland practitioners as tutors. We have more than 20 years’ experience of delivering courses and training and a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Small Woods courses are suitable for all levels of experience and ability and we keep course numbers low. The physical nature and/or woodland location of some courses may make them difficult for people with mobility problems. We do, however, have many years’ experience in enabling all groups to attend courses and will make every effort to ensure a satisfying experience for all.