Woodland Shelter Weekend Building Course

Woodland Shelter Weekend Building Course

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£20 – £65

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Derbyshire Eco Centre

Porter Lane



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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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These courses are provided by Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service.

About this event

A chance to build an outdoor structure that you could replicate in your own garden or if you ever found yourself in an emergency.

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We reserve the right for refunds to be issued by cheque.

Venue: Derbyshire Eco Centre

Approximate course length:

6 and a half hours per day on Saturday and Sunday

This course is for:

Anyone that has ever wanted to build a den, either for themselves or for their children at home

You will learn:

• an introduction to the skills to building an outdoor shelter

• looking at different types of shelter as used in ancient times in other parts of the world

• working in a team in a safe environment

This is an outdoor course which will provide an opportunity to develop your bushcraft skills in a friendly, sociable environment.

There will be chance to ask questions and put what you have learned into practice.

Work outside of sessions:

This is not required, though we hope you will want to put what you have learned into practice.

Additional costs and what to prepare:

There are no other costs.

Please wear clothes and boots suitable for being outside and that you don’t mind getting messy.

Progression from this course:

You may wish to progress to one of our Sustainable Gardening courses, Making Things with Pallets, Bushcraft Survival, Joinery or complete a qualification in Dry Sone Walling.

Discuss your next steps with your tutor or centre staff.

For further information on our April to July 2022 term programme or on the additional support we offer visit: derbyshire.gov.uk/adulteducation

Course fees explained

Some of our courses are free of charge. Others have a full fee and a lower ‘concessions’ rate for those on certain benefits. This may vary from course to course so please ask when enquiring about a particular course. For many of our learning for leisure courses we use three different fee bands:

Fee A: Full fee

Fee B: Derbyshire Gold cards holders

Fee C: Concessions for those on certain benefits/allowances – details are on our How to fund your learning page.

There may be additional costs on some courses for materials please ask for details.

If selecting one of the reduced rates, you will be asked to show proof of entitlement when attending course.


A booking fee is charged by Eventbrite for each booking, this is retained by Eventbrite. Derbyshire Adult Community Education Service receive the course fee.

Before booking onto this course, please read the Derbyshire Adult Education Learner Entitlement

When you book onto the course you need to provide Personal Information. To see the privacy notice issued by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Department of Education (DfE), please visit Education and Skills Funding Agency privacy notice: April 2019

What can you expect from DACES?

Safeguarding and Prevent

Whilst on our on-line courses you can expect a safe space, free from abuse, bullying, discrimination or threat. Click on the following link for more information: Safeguarding and Prevent

If you have any concerns/queries regarding safeguarding/prevent please report these to your tutor or email: adult.education@derbyshire.gov.uk

Further information:

For more information and to view our Summer 2022 brochure visit our website

You can also keep up to date with the learning opportunities that we currently have through our Facebook page.

Or sign up for our newsletter Adult Community Education Newsletter

We wish you every success with your course. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments or enquiries at adult.education@derbyshire.gov.uk

Careers Support:

Careers Service

At Derbyshire County Council Careers Service, we provide impartial information, advice and guidance on work and learning related matters to help you make informed decisions on learning, training, work and / or volunteering.

By meeting with a qualified Careers Coaches, we can help you make career decisions throughout your life. From your chosen education route, planning a career change at any age or getting the job that is right for you.

For impartial information, advice and guidance on careers and learning visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/careersservice

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