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Social Forestry OCN


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Learn the theory and practice of social forestry, looking at how sustainable woodland management and crafts can help promote human wellbeing. The course will be delivered within a woodland setting, using a range of learning methods, and offers you the tools to start applying social forestry ideas in practice.

This Social Forestry OCN Level 3 course was designed by Small Woods and accredited by the Open College Network (OCN). Small Woods has over 20 years experience delivering woodland training with a reputation for high quality teaching and professionalism.

Course content:

• How woodlands promote human wellbeing
• Managing group activities and individual needs
• Methods for observing changes in human wellbeing
• Mindfulness in a woodland setting
• Identifying and working in different woodland types
• Practical woodland management
• Setting up a woodland camp
• Woodland crafts and activities

This course is suitable for anyone with a personal interest in the subject as well as practitioners wishing to run social forestry activities at a professional level.


Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tuition, all materials and full board shared accommodation at CAT. Single accommodation is available for an additional fee of £60.

The price also includes the OCN Level 3 course fee.


Short Courses Team at Centre for Alternative Technology
Centre for Alternative Technology
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