One day course

Apply now

The course uses small-scale kilns (oil drum size) suitable for producing charcoal in the woods or garden. No previous experience needed.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to history of charcoal making and the burning process.
  • Outline of different kiln designs. Sawing wood and loading kilns. Lighting kilns.
  • Monitoring burn and discussion on wood types, sourcing kilns and marketing charcoal.

Course reference: COP020

Entry Requirements:

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Dates & Location:

Date: 18th March 2018

Plumpton College at Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre,

This course runs on a Saturday from 10:00 to 16:00

Costs:

£95

Facilities

We’re pretty proud of our facilities here at Plumpton. In fact in the land-based sector, we’ve got some of the leading college facilities in the UK – the perfect natural location for our forestry and arboriculture courses for you to develop your skills.

  • Discover the latest equipment for your course

You’ll work on various equipment such as tractors, a WoodMizer saw mill plus a range of wood chippers.

  • Extensive grounds for you to develop your skills

You’ll need to be able to work in a variety of locations, build your knowledge by discovering our farmed land, hedgerows and streams.

  • Experience our fantastic modern facilities

Our superb site at Flimwell features our working commercial woodland plus modern workshop – an ideal base for your studies 

  • Benefit from our excellent local connections

You’ll be able to gain practical experience and knowledge of the tree-based sector thanks to our links with local land owners and estates.

Talk to us

Not quite ready to apply yet? We are happy to discuss courses and help you find the perfect fit.

Arrange a callback

Other courses that may interest you