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Training and Courses

Laine Shepherd has taken over management of training. Please talk to her to discuss your course requirements.

Please note: If for any reason you need to cancel your place on a course, 2 weeks notice prior to the course date will be required to receive a full refund.  If you have reserved a place, please make sure we receive payment 3 weeks before the course (6 weeks for non-members).

Current Courses

726-114 Towing Training Details
Please ask for dates. £65 (£85 for Non-members) - £630 depending on what is required

781-106 Butchery, Bacon & Bangers - (first date to be booked is the date the course will run) Details
Tuesday 21st February and Wednesday 22nd February (10am - 4pm) £79 (£89 for Non-members)

780-107 Poultry Dispatch & Dressing Details
Sunday 26th February (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

783-118 Designing Your Life Details
Saturday 4th March and Sunday 5th March £135 (£155 for Non-members)

761-63 Building and Maintaining your own Website Details
Wednesday 8th March (9.45 for 10am - 4.30pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

770-20 Poultry Keeping for Beginners Details
Sunday 12th March (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

757-11 Chainsaw Competence Details
Monday 13th March and Tuesday 14th March (9am PROMPT - 4pm) £235 (£255 for Non-members) price includes NPTC certification

782-106 Butchery, Bacon & Bangers - (first date to be booked is the date the course will run) Details
Tuesday 21st March and Wednesday 22nd March (10am - 4pm) £79 (£89 for Non-members)

743-85 Goat Husbandry Details
Sunday 9th April (10am - 4pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members) including a free copy of Peter's book

788-96 Lambing for beginners Details
Sunday 16th April (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

744-85 Goat Husbandry Details
Sunday 23rd April (10am - 4pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members) including a free copy of Peter's book

784-118 Designing Your Life Details
Saturday 29th April and Sunday 30th April £135 (£155 for Non-members)

787-100 Advanced Pig keeping Details
Sunday 7th May £60 (£80 for Non-members)

786-92 Introduction to keeping cattle Details
Sunday 14th May £60 (£80 for Non-members)

771-97 Incubation, Hatching & Rearing Poultry Details
Sunday 14th May (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

772-20 Poultry Keeping for Beginners Details
Thursday 18th May (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

774-47 Tractor & Machinery Maintenance Details
Sunday 4th June (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

775-74 Land Management Details
Sunday 11th June (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

773-20 Poultry Keeping for Beginners Details
Friday 23rd June (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

785-119 Edible Garden Design Details
Saturday 1st July and Sunday 2nd July £130 (£150 for Non-members)

762-63 Building and Maintaining your own Website Details
Saturday 2nd September (9.45 for 10am - 4.30pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

760-72 Manage your accounts in Excel Details
Saturday 23rd September £60 (£80 for Non-members)

779-47B Tractor Maintenance Details
Sunday 15th October (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

764-109 Living with Livestock - an introduction to sheep, pigs and cattle Details
Saturday 4th November (9.30am - 4.45pm) £75 (£95 for Non-members)

777-101 Social Media for Smallholders Details
Saturday 11th November (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

776-107 Poultry Dispatch & Dressing Details
Sunday 19th November (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

763-63 Building and Maintaining your own Website Details
Saturday 9th December (9.45 for 10am - 4.30pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

Pay by faster payments:
Bank Account Name: DASH
Bank Account Number: 31351460
Bank Sort Code: 77-09-21
Bank: Lloyds
Reference: your membership
number and course number

Cheques can be sent to:
DASH Training
Basset Farm
Chilsworthy
HOLSWORTHY
DEVON
EX22 7BL
Make cheques payable to DASH


Training Officer: Laine Shepherd
Basset Farm, Chilsworthy, HOLSWORTHY. EX22 7BL
email: training@devonsmallholders.co.uk
Phone: 07595 296 613


To book your place on a course please email or phone to check availability. training@devonsmallholders.co.uk 07595 296 613

Please note: If for any reason you need to cancel your place on a course, 2 weeks notice prior to the course date will be required to receive a full refund. If you have reserved a place, please make sure we receive payment 3 weeks before the course (6 weeks for non-members). Thank you.

Most of our courses are aimed at adults and are quite intensive, so they are not aimed at children. If you would like to bring a child on a course please discuss it with the training manager before booking. It is assumed that bookings you make are for adults. Only people who have paid the course fee are allowed at the training venue. Do not bring pets or other animals to the training venue unless you are required to do so as part of the course. Most venues are working smallholdings and dogs or other animals (even if left in your car) are disruptive and compromise biosecurity.