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Short Course Details

Introduction to Coppicing - 2017:18

Location:  Merrist Wood College
Course Code:  OC02CP1A312P
Year:  2017:18
Start Date:  19/01/2018
Duration:  2 Weeks
Attendance:  2 days
FT/PT:  Part-Time 
Level: X
Fund Type: C: No fee remission available on this course
Tuition Fees: £ 150
Exam Fees: £ 0

Please note that the fees for government funded courses relate to one academic year only and may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances, including changes to Government funding and remission policies, so before enrolling on a course please check with the College for the latest information. The College also reserves the right to close, or not to start any published course.

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Content / Overview

An introductory 2 day course in the traditional craft of Coppicing working on our own coppice woodlands within our 400 acre estate.

Day 1 Friday - Brief history, tool maintenance and sharpening, Health and Safety, safe use of tools and coppicing techniques.

Day 2. Monday - Complete coppicing and protection of coppice stools.

Why Study Here 

Practical work is carried out both on our extensive 280 hectare estate, with its woodlands, wetland features, grasslands etc, giving a wide range of realistic working situations. Our well-equipped workshops and wide range of machinery allow our skilled staff to provide the very best tuition.

Suitable For 

Anyone wishing to know more about coppicing

Application Method 

Apply direct – no interview necessary

Entry Requirements 


Delivery Method 

Practical sessions on the estate

Further Study 

Other related courses

Additional Information 

Please come prepared to work in all weathers, with your own steel toe capped boots and a pair of work gloves.

All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').


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