Axe Proficiency Certificate - Level 3 NCFE IIQ ACCREDITED


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The Aim of this course is to teach you how to select the correct axe for the job, use it safely and give you the hands on experience to feel confident that you can do everything you want to do with an axe.  The course is a practical course with full hands on experience.  You'll learn to make woodland workshops, tools and cords using your axe.  You'll also learn how to make charcoal.  The logs that you split will be put into a charcoal clamp and 'cooked' overnight.  The charcoal that you make will be yours to take home.


This is a hands on course.  Your instructors are there, but you will be making the charcoal and not just watching someone else do it.


Course: Axe Workshop and Charcoal Making Course

Dates: 9-11 May in Staffordshire and 5-7 September in Devon

Venue: Devon and Staffordshire

Times: 7pm on the Friday - midday on the Sunday

Ages: All ages above 10 years welcome



Friday's Itinerary


7:00pm Safety Brief

7:30pm Make camp

8:00pm Learn about camp layouts

8:30pm How to build various ovens and cooking equipment

9:00pm Wood Selection


Saturday's Itinerary


8:30am Tree ID – with special reference to charcoal and burning as well as construction

10:00am Introduction to axes

10:30am Axe anatomy

11:00am Axe safety

12:00pm Felling

2:00pm Logging and Log Splitting for Charcoal

3:00pm Charcoal making – this is an ongoing process which will be on and off for the rest of the day

4:00pm Snedding

5:00pm Splitting – this wood will be put into the charcoal making which will happen straight after lunch.

6:00pm Faggots, pimps and benders

7:00pm Charcoal monitoring and spoon, mallet and peg making

8:00pm Axe sharpening


Sunday's Itinerary


8:30am Making Saw Horses, Cords and Workshops

11:00am Open up Charcoal Clamp, bag up charcoal, bag it and take it home.

12:00pm All good things must come to an end.  Course departs.


Please click here for the kit list.


This is also the ideal opportunity to 'try before you buy' for the axes.  There will be a selection of axes available to use and also for sale afterwards.

The itinerary may change depending on the weather, but all subjects will be covered.


Please click here for Learning Outcomes

Product Code: AXEZ416O3

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 5

Axe course

What can I say Survival School.? You run awesome courses. I learnt so much and you gave me so much confidence to make more from the trees in our orchard.

Jamie Jamieson :: 23 May 2014, 07:19

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