Coppicing & Greenwood Trades

Overview of the course

1 academic year, full-time @ Troed-yr-Harn and other local woodlands surrounding Talgarth.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 09.00 – 15.00.

Our Coppicing and Greenwood Trades will help you to develop skills and knowledge for a successful and rewarding career in woodland management and timber work.

This vocational course will give practical outdoor learning backed up with classroom theory to equip students with skills and knowledge about woodland management, for minimum impact, safety, biodiversity, and sustainable green wood use.

Coppicing is an approach that can increase the biodiversity of woodland, as well as provide a sustainable source of timber for green wood products and energy. Students will study in beautiful and unique woodland settings in and around Talgarth in the Brecon Beacons, as well as on our regenerative farm within the Welsh Black Mountains. This course is ideal for students who want to further their experience of working in forestry to increase their ability and confidence.

Modules covered include the following, each will have a particular focus on sustainability:

- Sharpen and Maintain edged hand tools
- Carry out maintenance of chainsaw and cutting system
- Cut, process and extract coppice
- Identify tree species and their properties
- Fell and process trees up to 380mm
- Control pollution incidents
- Build and maintain tools and devices to process coppice and greenwood products
- Maintain coppice health and productivity
- Plant Trees
- Cross-cut timber using a chainsaw
- Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
- Hedgelaying

Within this NVQ, students will also undertake a Chainsaw Maintenance and Training Course, providing you with an additional, sought-after qualification.



After this course, students may be able to:

- Move into a Level 3 course in Green Woodworking and Coppicing
- Use transferable skills for employment opportunities in the trees and timber sector
- Start a career as a self-employed or salaried tree surgeon or woodworker
- Use this qualification towards entry to the BMC undergraduate course
- Move on to other higher education courses such as Forestry or Arboriculture

Key info

Most courses are two years long unless otherwise stated.

  QiW Code: C00/0523/3

  Language: En

  Qualification: City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma

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