|. Courses &
Activity Holidays .
Holiday Activity Courses - up to 8 people - 1, 2 or 3 days
Nationally advertised, and recommended.
a few days of time out in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside
learning the craft of dry stone walling with the area's highest
qualified instructor, a working waller / sculptor with 19 years
experience all over the UK and abroad.
Learn to build a traditional wall (various kinds) or a sheep stell,
or circle. With patience, practice, and newly found skill and enjoyment
you will build it. Take the skills you learn home and transform
Hobby courses for the inquisitive to the enthusiast.- a fun day
or two guaranteed. Lots of pet projects and beautiful training sites.
Make your lasting mark on the landscape.
1, 2 , 3 , 4 star - from bunkhouses to four star country hall
Farm activity holidays and country breaks arranged
Holiday packages coastal or country - wide local knowledge. Combination
activities, craft skills, walking, ancient stonework, woodland
crafts, coastal activities, birdwatching - enquire
|Professional Courses - up to 8 people
2 or 3 days, or ongoing, leads to dswa certification when tested
to set standard.
- MOD training
- College walling for NVQ`s
- DSWA Tests for initial, intermediate and advanced craftsman
Certification and Professional registration.
Certification is to DSWA certification standards. We do not give
Certificates of completion, attendance, or other which may be
misconstrued as certificates of competence / skill level. Any
person described as Professional Master Craftsman or other level,
or implied, should appear on the DSWA website at dswa.org.uk.
Many good wallers are not members of DSWA but you can check by
looking at the website dswa.org.uk that the waller can build to
a professional standard.
To ensure complete impartiality all examiners are from outwith
the trainee and Instructor's area. The tests are rigorous and
exacting, and I require anyone wishing to take a DSWA test to
take at least two days practice/training and must be a working
waller or on a training course. We do not wish to waste the trainee's
or examiner's time by presenting candidates that are not prepared
for the test as this leads to waste of time and expense and disappointment
both for the candidate, and examiner.
My hobby and adult learnig coureses sometimes have a certificate
of attendance given by the college. This is not to be confused
with a professional qualification.