Training

IGNITE Training

Ignite has set the standard for wood fuel training in the UK since 2004. Constantly updated to meet the latest industry developments, the suite of courses that makes up the Ignite programme is designed to support forestry, arboriculture and related businesses working in the wood fuel supply chain.

Ignite won a National Training Award in 2006 since when it as been attended by over 750 trainees from the UK and Europe. All Ignite courses are delivered by qualified instructors with detailed knowledge of the subject. Ignite will be delivering four different Ignite modules in the South East Region.

South East Wood Fuels has secured funding from the Landskills South East programme to run courses in association with Ignite.

IGNITE COURSES

The Wood Fuel Supply Chain
This three day course provides a comprehensive introduction to wood fuel production and essential background to the market. Attending this course will enable you to: run an efficient and profitable wood fuel business; know how, where and when to start out in wood fuel; obtain a Lantra Awards Technical Certificate.

Introduction to wood fuel for Rural Estates
This one day seminar is designed to introduce those working with farms and estates to the opportunities provided by wood fuel for self-supply from woodland and forest resources and the chance to look beyond estate boundaries to other opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

Managing Woodlands for wood fuel
Focussing on small and undermanaged woodlands, this one day course covers a wide range of issues relating to woodland management for the production of wood fuels including: management systems; timber quality; site assessments; measurement of timber; harvesting and extraction techniques, processing, storage and seasoning.

Wood Fuel Quality Standards
This one day course is designed to help participants: understand the range of draft CEN standards for wood fuels; appreciate the different properties of wood fuel that can be specified; know how to specify wood chip fuel; know how to find out if a particular type of wood is appropriate for a specific combustion system; recognise the importance of quality assurance and labelling.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

WHERE AND WHEN WILL THE COURSES TAKE PLACE?
Courses are going to be held throughout the South East to ensure everybody has equal opportunity to attend. Courses will be taking place from Spring 2010 to Spring 2011.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The courses are open to everyone interested in finding out more about wood fuel. Ignite South East is supported through the Rural Development Programme for England and for eligible beneficiaries the cost is substantially reduced. Please use the contact details below to find out more.

AM I ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING?
To receive support through the RDPE you must be engaged in a business, organisation or social enterprise, which is dependent on agriculture or utilises any agricultural products or on woodland or utilises any woodland or forest products. Trainees must spend at least 50% of their time directly involved in farming, forestry or horticulture. If you do not fulfil these criteria you can still attend the course(s) but will have to pay a higher fee.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?
All courses include full instruction, workbook, a resources CD, field trips (as appropriate), refreshments & lunch and unlimited post course mentoring (e-mail/telephone only).

DO I GET A CERTIFICATE?
The 3 day wood fuel supply chain course is assessed and successful trainees obtain a Lantra Customised Award. Trainees on other courses will receive a certificate of attendance.

HOW DO I GET MORE DETAILS AND BOOK MY PLACE?
You can find out more and book course places by phoning Ignite direct on 0845 869 3775.

For the latest on INGITE training including detailed break downs of course content, course dates, costs and venues

RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME FOR ENGLAND

The LandSkills South East programme aims to develop business skills for the regions forestry industries. The programme delivers a range of subsidised activities to help improve the skills and knowledge needed to enhance the efficiency and potential of businesses.

LANDSKILL SOUTHEAST COURSES
Training is delivered throughout the South East region. Courses of interest to Island woodsmen include:
- Adding Value to Woodland Products
- Agricultural Vehicles Law
- Basic Tree ID for Timber Production
- C.O.S.H.H
- Chainsaws unit 30-41
- Climbing and Aerial Rescue 38
- Continuous Forestry Cover
- Coppicing Harvesting Efficiency
- Coppicing
- Coppicing & Dead edging
- Designing, Planting and Managing New Woodlands
- Forestry and Woodland Business Group
- Forestry Contractors Business Group
- Forestry Contracting
- Forestry Machinery Operations
- Forestry Management Skills
- Getting the Most of Your Woodland
- Managing Neglected Woodlands
- Managing Small Woodlands for Wildlife
- Managing Woodlands with Volunteers
- Marketing Coppice Products
- Meeting Current Environmental Standards in Forestry
- Mobile Sawmilling
- Pollarding
- Protecting Woodland Archaeology During Forestry Operations
- Protecting Woodland Biodiversity During Forestry Operations
- Strimmers
- Thinning Woodland
- Training Forestry Trainers
- Tree and Hedge Plant Identification
- Tree Planting and Aftercare
- Trees & Woodlands
- Woodland Archaeology
- Woodland Management
- Woodland Management Action Plan
- Working Horses in Woodland
- Woodfuel Logging Machinery Training
- Woodfuel Production and Use

There are also a number of Business Management Courses.
For full details please contact LANTRA:
Tel: 01444 871436
Email: landSkillsSE@Lantra.co.uk
Visit the Lantra website

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