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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:


16th June 2018

Flimwell Campus

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




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.

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