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Social Forestry OCN Course

The Social Forestry OCN course is accredited learning which earns OCN credits at level 3 if the coursework is completed. It’s an introductory course, so it doesn’t cover everything about everything to do with Social Forestry, but should leave learners with a clear idea of the scope of this field of work, where they want to take it, and what that might involve (including further learning). As well as first-hand experience of doing a range of related activities and practical assignments which supplement the classroom elements (and some classroom stuff is actually done out in the woods).

The learning outcomes can be downloaded here: Social Forestry L3 CV3

There is also a facebook page dedicated to information about and from the Social Forestry courses:

Next course:

The next Social Forestry OCN course will be March 21st – 24th 2017 at the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Powys. More information and booking HERE
Course fee including full-board accommodation £600. Course only (no board but including lunch) £540.

Future Courses:

Previous courses:

There has been numerous positive feedback from previous participants on this course; here is a just one comment from the last course; ‘I have had a brilliant time. I feel I have much more direction as to where I would like to be. It’s been extremely affirmative to meet people with the same vision. For the first time ever I have actually understood what was going on in a classroom and been excited to contribute.’


The course costs vary a little depending on the provider, but the all inclusive cost is £600, to include meals and hostel style or camping accommodation.
Subsidies may be available for some people – contact amieandrews@smallwoods.org.uk to discuss this.


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