Introduction to Coppicing Short Course – Part 1

Take part in our Introduction to Coppicing course! Learn how to use tools and create products from the material you’ve coppiced.

A great way to see what BMC have to offer, come along to have a go if you’re interested in learning a new trade, want to learn more about woodworking or want to gain an insight into our 1-year long NVQ course – Level 2 in Coppicing & Greenwood Trades before committing!

This is the first part of a two-part learning experience. Part 2 is on Saturday 25th February. Session 1 is an introduction and session 2 is slightly more advanced. You can book on one or both of the sessions.

This course is for woodland group members, people with larger gardens or wooded areas and those with an interest in learning how to manage woodlands sustainably.

Coppicing is an ancient technique using low impact, hands-on ways of processing timber at the same time helping with biodiversity by creating different habitats as the tree regrows.


What will I do and learn?

  • Discover the tools needed and how to use them safely
  • Identify trees that are suitable for coppicing and why
  • Learn how to choose and cut a stool safely to produce material for a variety of uses
  • It’s not just for heating – learn about the useful products and artisan crafts that can be made from coppiced materials
  • Receive feedback and advice from our experienced tutor


Key Information

Date – Saturday 21st January 2023 from 9am – 5pm

Location – meet at Talgarth Car Park to walk to the woodland side. We are a car-free campus and encourage participants to complete the walk (approx. 40-minutes uphill), however if you are unable to do so we will organise lift-shares from the Car Park.

What you need – You should wear suitable, weather-dependent PPE including gloves, and good, sturdy boots with steel toes if possible. BMC can provide eye protection.

Please bring a water bottle and a packed lunch for a picnic.

Age limit – You MUST be 16 years old or above to take part in this course for safety reasons. If you are under 16 you will not be able to participate.

Find out more and book your tickets here

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