CPD Events and Skills Days

Kelly kettleThe general skills development days are opportunity to learn new skills, brush up old ones, and get to know like-minded people. From knots and shelters, to firelighting and campfire cooking, species ID, whittling or making rustic furniture or saw horses, all the necessary equipment and resources are available to facilitate your ideas.

Other events are more specific, for example a focus on coppicing and woodland management, hedgelaying, species identification, living willow structures, or tool skills. Bespoke events can be arranged.

We also host events- see below.


2020 day courses (all are general skills days unless otherwise stated):

July 11

August 8

September 4

September 27

October 12 Forest School Taster Day £50 (or can be completed as an accredited Level 1 for £299)

November 14

December 12 Living Willow Structure day

December 20 (Christmas themed general skills and craft day)



January 16 Coppicing and woodland management

February 6

February 28 Hedgelaying day

May 1

July 17

October 9


February 22: Coppicing and Woodland Management Workshop

March 28: Skills Development Day in the Woods

June 6: Skills Development Day in the Woods

August 8: Skills Development Day in the Woods


We will be hosting:

An IOL accredited Sharp Tools Day led by Dave Watson on November 7

An ITC 16 hour Outdoor First Aid course on November 10 and 11

Both are bookable through the local FEN group - please contact Cath Thompson, nottsleicsfen@outlook.com


Click here for a full list of current course dates.

Click here to see reviews of previous courses.