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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:


Plumpton College at Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre,

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




  • With over 800 hectares at your disposal, we’ve got excellent facilities for you to develop your knowledge and practical skills.
  • On our College estate alone, you’ve got ancient semi-natural woodlands, chalk downland, our commercial farm, plus a network of small streams.
  • You’ll also enjoy time at our dedicated wood workshops which are fully equipped with the latest technology and equipment.

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