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Bush Craft (College Certificate)

Course Level: 

College Certificate

Overview of the course: 

Bushcraft with Adam Crolla
Adam began his bushcraft career instructing cadets in survival skills in 2004 then took these skills out to Canada working as a mountain guide in the Canadian Rockies. Upon his return to the UK he has worked with organisations such as the National Trust, Duke of Edinburgh, Beamish Wild, and the Prince’s Trust delivering a range of adventurous activities including bushcraft. Forest schools trained and with experience of working with all ages and people with a range of disabilities, he is able to cater for your needs and run courses that suit you. Currently lecturing at Houghall in Countryside Management and includes the use of bushcraft techniques in his teaching.
This course is designed for pair-bonding, building on the strengths of each individual and to be an introduction into the world of bushcraft, no prior knowledge is required, but a willingness to engage from both in the pair is 100% necessary as we will be going out even if the weather is poor*.
There is no upper age limit, but a minimum age limit of 6 years, and gender is no barrier. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of nature. You will be taught how to respect the forest, tool usage and safety, how to build a shelter and how to make your own tools, utensils or other crafts.

Entry requirements: 

No entry requirements - minimum age of 6 years.


Rules for the day, health and safety, knife and tool safety.

Fire-building - Various fire lighting methods (group and individual dependent), tinder selection, materials preparation.
Camp fire cooking possible if you want to bring your own food.

Shelter building - A frame, lean to, basic cordage making.

Nature’s larder and builders yard- trees and plants that can be used for working with and eating.

Woodcraft- creating seasonally appropriate items for you to take home.

How is the course assessed?: 

No assessment

Length of the course: 

1 day course 10.00 am to 4 pm


Houghall Campus, Durham

When does the course start: 

11th November 2017

More important information about this course:


Introductory offer £75 per pair - children must be accompanied by an adult
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (16 Jul 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

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