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Two-day LANTRA Level 2 (Intermediate) Dry-stone Walling Course

15th March 2014 - 22nd March 2014 | Northleach, Gloucestershire
| £230
Course Provider: Cotswolds Conservation Board
Accredited Dry-stone walling course suitable for those with Level 1 certificate + 12 months experience or wallers with 2 years experience in the trade.


Two Day LANTRA Level 2 (Intermediate) course

in the Cotswolds – March 2014


The Cotswolds Conservation Board will be running a LANTRA accredited Level 2 (Intermediate) course this March. The 2 day intensive course will be held at the site of the Board’s new dry-stone walling academy in Northleach, Gloucestershire.

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

Dates: The course is made up of 2 training days and one assessment day. The dates of which are;

·         Saturday  - 15th March (8.30am – 4.30pm)

·         Saturday - 22nd March October (8.30am – 4.30pm)

·         Saturday - 5th April – Assessment (8.00am – 5.00pm)

Cost: The cost of this course is £230 per person (including DSWA Assessment Fee of £135). A discounted rate of £195 is available to wallers resident within the Cotswolds AONB.

Course Description: Trainees that complete this course and pass the assessment will receive their 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 + MINIMUM 12 months experience working as full-time 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, along with a cheque for the course fee, to the address above.