Weekend Bushcraft Level 2 Course NCFE IIQ Accredited

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The Aim of this course is to teach you the skills needed to survive and thrive in the wilderness and woodlands.  You will learn the skills and techniques to light fires, identify edible plants, build shelters, make traps and snares, purify water, prepare rabbit, fish and birds, use knives and saws safely and efficiently and navigate around the country.  This Level 2 Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Livings Skills course is accredited by the NCFE. The weekend course is more of a fun, safe learning experience than an endurance event. If you have a group, you can book your own weekend or 2 night course during the week.

Course Dates and Availability

  • 22/09/17 - 24/09/17 - FULLY BOOKED
  • 06/10/17 - 08/10/17 - FULLY BOOKED
  • 27/10/17 - 29/10/17 - Staffordshire
  • 03/11/17 - 05/11/17 - Devon
  • 24/11/17 - 26/11/17 - Staffordshire
  • 02/03/18 - 04/03/18 - Devon
  • 23/03/18 - 25/03/18 - Staffordshire
  • 06/04/18 - 08/04/18 - Devon
  • 13/04/18 - 15/04/18 - Staffordshire
  • 04/05/18 - 06/05/18 - Devon
  • 25/05/18 - 27/05/18 - Staffordshire
  • 01/06/18 - 03/06/18 - Devon
  • 22/06/18 - 24/06/18 - Staffordshire

This is a 'hands on' course. The instructors will explain and demonstrate but you will get the opportunity to have a go at everything!

  • Course: Weekend Bushcraft Course and Level 2 Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Skills Training Course.  Accredited by the NCFE
  • Venue: Devon (Near Exeter - EX11 1LU) and Staffordshire (Near Burton upon Trent - DE13 9RW)
  • Times: 7pm on the Friday - midday on the Sunday
  • Ages: All ages above 14 years welcome.  Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Additional Information

Course Dates

2017/07/28-30 – Staffordshire, 2017/08/04-06 – Devon, 2017/08/04-06 – Staffordshire, 2017/08/25-27 – Devon, 2017/08/25-27 – Staffordshire, 2017/09/01-03 – Devon, 2017/09/22-24 – Staffordshire, 2017/10/06-08 – Devon, 2017/10/27-29 – Staffordshire, 2017/11/03-05 – Devon, 2017/11/12-17 – Scotland, 2017/11/24-26 – Staffordshire, 2018/03/02-04 – Devon, 2018/03/23-25 – Staffordshire, 2018/04/06-08 – Devon, 2018/04/13-15 – Staffordshire, 2018/05/04-06 – Devon, 2018/05/25-27 – Staffordshire, 2018/06/01-03 – Devon, 2018/06/22-24 – Staffordshire

Payment Options

Balance Payment £135, Deposit Payment £85, Full Course Payment £220

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DAYS AND TIMES 7pm FRIDAY to SUNDAY 12pm
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER 07786 436518
SAT NAV POST CODE EX11 1LU
DIRECTIONS FROM EXETER
From Exeter, take junction 29 on the M5 and head towards Honiton on the A30. About 8 miles from Junction 29 you will see a brown road sign showing the turning for Escot. Turn left off the dual carriage way, turn right off the slip road, turn right after you pass under the dual carriage way, take the second turning on the left following signs for Fairmile (do not go back onto the dual carriage way). Turn right opposite the Fairmile Inn. Drive into Escot (between the stone pillars) and then take the left hand fork to the restaurant car park.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST
Follow the A303 to the A30. Drive past Honiton. When you leave the built up area of Honiton, take the first slip road off the A30. Escot is marked on a brown road sign. Turn left at the end of the slip road. Keep going until you drive past a Memorial. Take the next left following signs for Fairmile (do not go back onto the dual carriage way). Turn right opposite the Fairmile Inn. Drive into Escot (between the stone pillars) and then take the left hand fork to the restaurant car park.
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DAYS AND TIMES 7pm FRIDAY to SUNDAY 12pm
CONTACT TELEPHONE NUMBER 07786 436518
SAT NAV POST CODE DE13 9RW
DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH
M42 - J9 - A446 - A 38 - Burton-on-Trent / Branston Junction. First left off island towards Tatenhill. Straight over cross roads in Tatenhill, to Rangemore village. We will meet outside the Church in Rangemore.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH EAST
M1 to J24A. A50 to A38. South to Burton-on- Trent / Branston Junction. Third exit off island towards Tatenhill. Straight over cross roads in Tatenhill, to Rangemore village. We will meet outside the Church in Rangemore.
DIRECTION FROM THE NORTH WEST
M6 to J15 A500/A50 towards Uttoxeter / Derby. Turn onto the A515 at Sudbury heading for Lichfield. Come through Draycott-in-the-Clay, up the hill and take the second left at the six-lane junction onto the B5017. Follow this road towards Burton-on-Trent until you come to a traffic island with a Jet garage. Turn right towards Rangemore with the New Inn car park on your left. Take the next left and we will meet outside the Church in Rangemore.
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Friday's Itinerary:

  • 7:00pm Safety Brief
  • 7:30pm Safe Cutting Techniques for knives, folding saws and bow saws.  Make Camp.
  • 8:00pm Make wooden pegs and put up tarp shelters.
  • 8:30pm Game Preparation (pigeon or pheasant), cook evening meal and eat.

Saturday's Itinerary

  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am Cutting Techniques (making pot hangers, mallets and more advanced woodwork)
  • 9:00am Shelter Building (the shelters you make in this session will be the shelters you'll sleep in on the Saturday night)
  • 12:00pm Trout preparation - lunch
  • 2:00pm Rabbit or Squirrel Preparation (this is your evening meal which will be simmering for a few hours to make it the most tender meat you'll taste.  Delicious!)
  • 3:00pm Fire Lighting.  This session is a favourite and includes natural and manmade tinder, fire lays, fire lighting techniques and friction fire lighting.
  • 5:00pm Traps and Snares.  Covering legalities and different sorts of traps and snares.
  • 6:00pm Water preparation.  A very important topic if you're travelling and venturing out into out of the way places.
  • 7:00pm Natural Cordage.  Making string from plant fibres.
  • 7:30pm Evening meal and a chance to chill out after a very busy day.

Sunday's Itinerary

  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am Pack kit and break camp
  • 9:00am Knife Law and Knife Sharpening
  • 10:00am Foraging.  Learning to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, tree ID and tree uses.
  • 11:30am Natural Navigation.  Learning to read the natural signs to find your way home.
  • 12:00pm All good things must come to an end and the course departs.

The skills and techniques you need to live in the wilderness are expertly demonstrated and explained so that you can master them before leaving the course. You need have no knowledge of survival skills to attend this course. This is learning through experience at its best.  Most people come on this course as individuals or pairs.  If you have a large group, please contact us for your own weekend.

The itinerary may change depending on weather, but all subjects will be covered.

What will you learn on the course: Level 2 Learning Outcomes

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Suitable outdoor clothing (see below)
Sleeping bag
Insulated sleeping mat
Knife, fork, spoon, mug, bowl and plate
Water bottle (1 litre mineral water bottle will do)
Head torch with fresh batteries & 1 spare set
Wash kit & towel
Pair of gardening gloves or similar for shelter building
Whistle
Personal toiletries & medication (to include toilet paper, sunscreen, insect repellent and lip salve)
Antibacterial wipes/soap
Tea or Coffee + whitener
Small first aid kit (plasters, bandages, headache pills etc.)
Spare change of clothing
Camera + Notebook + pen (optional)

PLEASE DO NOT BRING AXES, MACHETES, PARANGS etc.  You will be asked to leave them in your car.

Outdoor clothing
Outdoor clothing should be tough and comfortable. Wearing several thin layers is better than a few thick layers. A waterproof jacket and several sweatshirts underneath are sufficient. Jeans should not be worn, as they are slow to dry, clinging and cold. Natural colours or camouflage will give you a better chance of spotting wildlife. Walking boots are ideal, but wellies in wet weather and trainers in dry weather will suffice.

Please pack your torch, antibacterial wipes/soap and insect repellent at the top of your bag.

Food
You will be fed on Friday night, three meals on Saturday and Sunday breakfast. Alcohol is not permitted on this course.

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Instructions

You will not be posted any instructions.  Everything you need to attend the course is on this webpage and on the email that you will receive.  If you require anything further, please do not hesitate to get in touch and we'll be glad to assist.

Feedback and Complaints

Any feedback from you course is always welcome. If you have a complaint it should first be raised with the instructor running the course. If you are still not happy, please contact us in writing at the address above. We will always strive to amend our courses for the best experience for all concerned.

Insurance

Our public liability insurance is with Lloyd's and the policy number is T2015031913130358.

Post Course Reading List

For a list of suggested reading material please click here: Recommended Reading