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LANTRA Level 2 (Intermediate) Dry-stone Walling Course **COURSE CANCELLED**

9th August 2019 - 16th August 2019 | VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED
| £320
Course Provider: Cotswolds Conservation Board
Accredited Dry-stone walling course suitable for those with Level 1 certificate + 6 months experience OR wallers with 2 years experience in the trade.

Professionally-focussed 8-Day LANTRA Level 2 (Intermediate) course

This 8 day course will be held at the site of the Board’s Dry-stone walling academy.

The course is taught by Jon Bendle, a professional Landscaper and Dry-stone waller, who runs his own business with a long-established reputation. The course will involve setting-up and running a dry-stone walling business, in addition to the practical walling component, and is primarily aimed at candidates with the aim of providing high-quality dry-stone walling to customers, through an existing or new business.

Location: Venue to be confirmed.

Dates: The course is made up of 8 training days and one assessment day. The dates of which are;

·         Friday 9th August

·         Saturday 10th August

·         Sunday 11th August

·         Monday 12th August

·         Tuesday 13th August

·         Wednesday 14th August

·         Thursday 15th August

·         Friday 16th August

·         Saturday 24th August (assessment day)

Cost: The cost of this course is £320 per person (including DSWA Assessment Fee of £150). 

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 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: Jon Bendle runs a successful landscaping business, including dry stone walling, and has been instructing the Board's dry stone walling and brush-cutting ourses on a long-term basis.