Treherbert Open Day and Tour – 8th June

Join us for an Open Day and Tour of our Treherbert campus, in partnership with Welcome to Our Woods, where you can discover more about our courses and take a look at our developing learning sites! Come along for free. Please note that the tour involves some uphill walking around the town.

We will be showcasing our educational offers, including our one-year-long NVQ’s in partnership with NPTC Group of Colleges and Welcome to Our Woods*:

– Level 2 in Regenerative Horticulture

– Level 2 in Sustainable Coppicing and Greenwood Trades

Our courses teach people how to manage land sustainably, how to provide for themselves, how to make use of the Earth’s natural materials to our benefit in a viable manner, how to grow food, how to manage the local woodlands and restore nature, and how to ensure there is a future for the generations to come.. Read more about the course content by following the links above.

What to Expect? 

Our Treherbert campus is being developed as we go – our learning is embedded within the local community in a distributed campus model, a significant objective of the project, so that the learning will have positive social and ecological outcomes too.

Our Open Tour will be led by our Treherbert Core Skills Tutor Katrina and joined by BMC and Welcome to our Woods staff, as well as current NVQ students.  Katrina and the team can provide you with an insight into what BMC & Welcome to our Woods can offer you, offering a walking tour of the town and our distributed learning locations throughout Treherbert including:

  • The Old Library which is in the village centre. A multi-use open space venue, used for indoor woodworking skills sessions, as well as some core skills sessions.
  • The Old Brewery site – an area that is currently in development with Welcome to our Woods and Down to Earth but is used for student, social and community events at the moment, with a large workshop/shed currently in production for future use as a woodworking studio as well as a roundhouse which our students contributed towards building
  • Penyrenglyn Project Community and Family Site – Regenerative Horticulture is taught here, which has another indoor learning space and students have access to the surrounding community gardens which have a polytunnel, potting shed and raised beds. Current students form and maintain the beds here which you can admire during the tour!
  • The Community orchard space near the Penyrenglyn project – students have been working in partnership with the community to develop this.


Key Information:

11am – Welcome, introductions and refreshments

11.15am – 11.45pm: Brief talks provided on our NVQs in Regenerative Horticulture and Sustainable Coppicing and Greenwood Trades 

  • Discover more about the course content
  • Learn what you will be doing in Core Skills sessions
  • Ask any questions you may have

11.45pm2pm: Tour around Treherbert and visiting our various learning sites

  • Visit the locations our Horticulture & Coppicing lessons take place, guided by Katrina
  • Meet various students at each location to learn about their progress
  • Learn about site development plans and watch some demonstrations given by our student ambassadors
  • Ask any questions you may have along the way, and chat to staff members, students and other prospective students!


Where to find our Treherbert Open Day

Meet at the Old Library at 11am!

Lock in your place now by emailing or just come along on the day! We welcome those of all ages.

*Known as Practical Horticulture & Work-Based Trees and Timber (C&G)
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