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Certificate in Applied Bushcraft - Level 4


New Course for 2017

After many years of running an integrated skills and teaching programme we have now separated the practical bushcraft skills and the teaching elements formally found in the Certificate of Bushcraft Leadership and created a brand new skills based programme. The level 4 Certificate in Applied Bushcraft is 26-day programme spread over nine modules.

These skills are taught to a very high level and as such require a degree of prior experience; We are therefore setting the bench mark for pre entry requirement to the programme with our Advanced Bushcraft Award level 3.

The Certificate Of Bushcraft Leadership is still available as a separate 12 day programme and the Certificate of Applied Bushcraft is the prerequisite. The route to our full instructor training programme is now as follows.

We hope this will allow greater freedom for our students to spread their learning and the cost over a slightly longer period. For those wishing to continue onto the leadership programme there is no requirement to complete all of the training over a 12 month period, although it is certainly possible. This route also allows the student to stop at different levels of learning to suit their individual circumstances and needs.

Woodcraft School were the first company in the country to offer an accredited course designed specifically for bushcraft instructors in the UK. This programme of study remains very in-depth and comprehensive and is still dedicated to teaching trainee instructors both bushcraft techniques and how to deliver them.

Course Content

Tool design, safe tool use and selection, carving techniques, use of axe, tree felling with hand tools (axes), cleaving and conversion of timber, atlatls, primitive glues, bark work, cordage, net making, ropes knots and lashings, natural shelters, modern shelters, effects of heat and cold, clothing, backcountry cooking techniques, game preparation, winter twig identification, tree and plant identification, poisonous plants, wild food,  ses of plants and trees, habitats, , natural navigation techniques, hazard tree recognition, animal track and sign recognition,  finding and making water safe, effects of dehydration, fire lighting and management, bow drill, hand drill, natural and manmade tinder.


The course will take place entirely in the outdoors and you are expected to camp out for the duration 


The cost is of this course is £1650.00 which after the intial £120 deposit can be spread over monthy payments of £170 from the 1st October 2017 -  1st June 2018

Max course size is 12

Dates for the 2017 - 2018 Course. Please enquire should this course be full as we may run extra dates

Module Dates

  • 6-8 October 2017
  • 3-5 November 2017
  • 8-10 December 2017
  • 12-14 January 2018
  • 9-11 February 2018
  • 9 -11 March 2018
  • 6 - 8 April 2018
  • 4-6 May 2018
  • 9-10 June 2018

Course Dates

Certificate in Applied Bushcraft - Level 4

 Please read the following information before booking:

 Please note that by booking on to our courses you agree to our terms and conditions.

Please note this is a self catered course and you are expected to camp and live outdoors throught the duration of each module

You need to be over 18 years of age to attend this programme.

6th Oct 2017 ONE PLACE

Course: Certificate in Applied Bushcraft

Training: Oct 2017 - June 2018


Location: Nr Midhurst, West Sussex

Start Time: 8.30 each block first day

Completion Time: 4.00pm each block last day

Course Leader: Phil Brooke

Course Size: 12 (maximum)

Cost Per Person: £1650 (Deposit £120)

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