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Devon Association of Smallholders

Training and Courses

Laine Shepherd is our training manager. 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

821- 5 Introduction to Pig Keeping Details
Sunday 25th February (10.30 prompt - 4pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

862-124 Introduction to Setting up and Running Holiday Accommodation Details
Sunday 25th February (11am - 4.30pm) £50 (£70 for Non-members)

822-63 Building and Maintaining your own Website Details
Wednesday 7th March (9.45 for 10am - 4.30pm) £75 (£95 for Non-members)

863-124 Introduction to Setting up and Running Holiday Accommodation Details
Sunday 11th March (11am - 4.30pm) £50 (£70 for Non-members)

838-11 Chainsaw Competence Details
Monday 12th March and Tuesday 13th March (9am PROMPT - 4pm) £235 (£255 for Non-members) price includes NPTC certification

840-117 Introduction to Permaculture Details
Friday 16th March to Sunday 18th March £168.50 (£188.5 for Non-members) (cost includes catering)

843-64 An Introduction to Keeping Sheep Details
Sunday 18th March (10am - 5/5.30pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

829-96 Lambing for beginners Details
Sunday 25th March (10am - 5/5.30pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

852-122 A smallholder life for me: Becoming a smallholder Details
Saturday 14th April (10.00 - 16.00) £70 (£90 for Non-members)

846-20 Poultry Keeping for Beginners Details
Saturday 21st April (10am - 4pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

831-20 Poultry Keeping for Beginners Details
Sunday 22nd April (10am - 4pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

864-124 Introduction to Setting up and Running Holiday Accommodation Details
Sunday 22nd April (11am - 4.30pm) £50 (£70 for Non-members)

858-11 Chainsaw Competence Details
Monday 23rd April and Tuesday 24th April (9am PROMPT - 4pm) £235 (£255 for Non-members) price includes NPTC certification

865-124 Introduction to Setting up and Running Holiday Accommodation Details
Sunday 6th May (11am - 4.30pm) £50 (£70 for Non-members)

841-85 Goat Husbandry Details
Saturday 12th May (10am - 4pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members) including a free copy of Peter's book

853-122 A smallholder life for me: Becoming a smallholder Details
Saturday 12th May (10.00 - 16.00) £70 (£90 for Non-members)

859-11 Chainsaw Competence Details
Monday 21st May and Tuesday 22nd May (9am PROMPT - 4pm) £235 (£255 for Non-members) price includes NPTC certification

832-47 Tractor & Machinery Maintenance Details
Saturday 2nd June (10am - 4pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

854-122 A smallholder life for me: Becoming a smallholder Details
Saturday 9th June (10.00 - 16.00) £70 (£90 for Non-members)

833-74 Land Management Details
Sunday 10th June (10am - 4pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

866-124 Introduction to Setting up and Running Holiday Accommodation Details
Sunday 10th June (11am - 4.30pm) £50 (£70 for Non-members)

844-64 An Introduction to Keeping Sheep Details
Tuesday 19th June (10am - 5/5.30pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

860-11 Chainsaw Competence Details
Monday 25th June and Tuesday 26th June (9am PROMPT - 4pm) £235 (£255 for Non-members) price includes NPTC certification

834-97 Incubation, Hatching & Rearing Poultry Details
Saturday 7th July (10am - 4pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

855-122 A smallholder life for me: Becoming a smallholder Details
Saturday 14th July (10.00 - 16.00) £70 (£90 for Non-members)

835-20 Poultry Keeping for Beginners Details
Sunday 22nd July (10am - 4pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

861-11 Chainsaw Competence Details
Monday 23rd July and Tuesday 24th July (9am PROMPT - 4pm) £235 (£255 for Non-members) price includes NPTC certification

856-122 A smallholder life for me: Becoming a smallholder Details
Saturday 11th August (10.00 - 16.00) £70 (£90 for Non-members)

842-85 Goat Husbandry Details
Friday 31st August (10am - 4pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members) including a free copy of Peter's book

823-63 Building and Maintaining your own Website Details
Saturday 1st September (9.45 for 10am - 4.30pm) £75 (£95 for Non-members)

857-122 A smallholder life for me: Becoming a smallholder Details
Saturday 8th September (10.00 - 16.00) £70 (£90 for Non-members)

824-72 Manage your accounts in Excel Details
Saturday 29th September £60 (£80 for Non-members)

845-64 An Introduction to Keeping Sheep Details
Sunday 7th October (10am - 5/5.30pm) £60 (£80 for Non-members)

850-112 Small scale apple pressing: making juice and cider Details
Saturday 13th October (10.00 - 16.00) £50 (£70 for Non-members)

847-47B Tractor Maintenance Details
Sunday 14th October (10am - 4pm) £55 (£75 for Non-members)

826-109 Living with Livestock - an introduction to sheep, pigs and cattle Details
Saturday 3rd November (9.30am - 4.45pm) £75 (£95 for Non-members)

825-63 Building and Maintaining your own Website Details
Saturday 8th December (9.45 for 10am - 4.30pm) £75 (£95 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 Devon Association of Smallholders


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.