Tir Coed has another programme of funded woodland training courses open for referrals in Pembrokeshire. We are excited to announce that they will be led by our new employed Activity Leaders.
- Welcome to the Woods: 5-day course (Tuesday 3, Wednesday 4, Monday 9, Tuesday 10 and Friday 13 December 2019)
This course offers a taster of green woodworking and woodland work, with the opportunity to make an item to take home. With guidance and support from our expert Activity Leaders, participants will learn new skills, use new tools, understand safe working practices and work as part of a friendly team. This course is an enjoyable introduction to the longer course.
The deadline for referrals is Wednesday 27 November 2019.
- Introduction to Sustainable Woodland Management: 12-week course (every Tuesday and Wednesday starting on 14 and 15 January 2019)
This will offer a deeper understanding of working with and in the woods, while developing practical management techniques using hand tools and skills such as tree identification, coppicing, vegetation management and health and safety. This course is accredited by Agored Cymru.
The deadline for referrals is Wednesday 18th December.
The 12-week course is a progression from the 5-day course. It can be enrolled on without doing the Welcome Week; however, people who complete the Welcome Week will be given priority.
As well as new skills and contacts, participants will benefit from the therapeutic advantages of being outdoors. Time in a woodland can improve the overall wellbeing of a person, including their physical and mental health. Participants will also be offered mentoring support before, during and after the course. This is to ensure that they are getting the most out of the courses and to help them identify suitable progression opportunities such as volunteering, training or employment.
Both courses will take place in a woodland just south of Scolton Manor (approx. 5 miles outside Haverfordwest). Participants are expected to make their own way to the courses; however, if transport is a barrier, we can offer some support and may arrange transport from Haverfordwest if required.
Places on both courses are limited to 12 and priority will be given based on need.
If you know someone who would benefit from one or both of these courses or would like more information about the LEAF project, please get in touch with Nancy Hardy by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (07476 899544).
Enrolment forms are available on request, and self referral is welcome.