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LANTRA Level 1 & LANTRA Level 2 (Intermediate) Dry-stone Walling Course - 3 DAY COURSE

8th September 2017 - 16th September 2017 | Northleach, Gloucestershire
| £295
Course Provider: Cotswolds Conservation Board
Accredited Dry-stone walling course. LANTRA 1 will need to have attended a two day Dry-stone Walling for Beginners course or have some experience of dry-stone walling; LANTRA 2 suitable for those with Level 1 certificate + 6 months experience; OR wallers with 2 years experience in the trade.

Intensive 3-Day LANTRA Level 1 and LANTRA Level 2 (Intermediate) course

This 3 day intensive course will be held at the site of the Board’s Dry-stone walling academy in Northleach, Gloucestershire. Please note that LANTRA Level 1 and LANTRA Level 2 qualifications cannot be taken simultaneously, and candidates should indicate which level they intend to complete in advance of the course start date.

Location: Cotswolds Dry-stone Walling Academy, The Old Prison, Fosse Way, Northleach, Gloucestershire, GL54 3JH

Dates: The course is made up of 3 training days and one assessment day. The dates of which are;

·         Friday 8th Sept

·         Saturday 9th Sept

·         Sunday 10th Sept

·         Saturday 16th Sept (Assessment)

Cost: The cost of this course is £295 per person (including DSWA Assessment Fee: LANTRA 1 £110, LANTRA 2 £150). 

Course Description: Trainees that complete this course and pass the assessment will receive either their LANTRA Level 1 or LANTRA Level 2 (Intermediate) certificate. During the course trainees will learn the techniques and skills required to strip down and rebuild 2.5 square metres of dry-stone wall, incorporating a cheek end.

Assessment: Assessment takes the form of a 7 hour practical test whereby trainees are required to strip down and rebuild 2.5 square metres of dry-stone wall, not less than 1 metre in height, which incorporates a vertical cheek end/wallhead within this period. The achievement of this test forms the main validation for a professional waller and will enable the holder to progress to advanced and master craftsman levels. This is a rigorous test, not only in the standard of walling required, but in the physical demands of the waller.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants to the course must meet at least ONE of the following criteria;

  • Hold a LANTRA Level 1 certificate (for completion of LANTRA Level 2 course only) + MINIMUM 6 months experience working as a dry-stone waller
  • MINIMUM 2 years experience working as a full-time dry-stone waller

Applicants must be willing to provide evidence of their dry-stone walling experience though references. Applicants must also be physically fit and be committed to completing ALL training days and the assessment.

The standards of walling are those set by the DSWA of Great Britain, and the course will work ONLY to those standards. Training will be given in all aspects of the correct construction required by the test. Trainees will be expected to assemble a minimum collection of tools,e.g. hammer, lines, tape measure, bucket, spade and pickaxe or similar, but tools will be initially available.

How to apply: complete and return the application form and send it to the address above.

Payment: The course fee can be paid online via this website or by sending a cheque (made payable to the Cotswolds Conservation Board) to the address above

Instructor: Richard Gray, who has extensive experience of dry stone walling, will provide instruction for this course.