Tir Coed is successfully reshaping the way we think about supporting and promoting outdoor and traditional skills by launching a new qualification and digital workbook for people attending its courses.

After five years of planning, Tir Coed has developed a recognised woodland skills qualification, ensuring that successful trainees achieve a formal qualification in recognition of their hard work while also boosting their future employment opportunities.

Available at Level 1 and 2, with options to gain an extended award or certificate; trainees will be able to achieve a qualification equivalent to a high grade GCSE by attending a 12-26 week programme of Tir Coed courses.

The new qualification has been developed using specially created digital workbooks, with all coursework and testing carried out on electronic tablets supplied by the charity. This bringing together of traditional outdoor skills and the latest technology increases inclusivity and ease of use in the woodlands while also familiarising trainees with using the latest IT equipment in a work setting.

 “We are absolutely delighted to be launching our new courses by offering trainees a nationally recognised qualification.
The new digitised workbooks, designed to increase inclusivity, creativity and enjoyment, give learners far greater autonomy while working towards their qualification and also promote the use of modern technology within a traditional skills setting. 
The use of digital workbooks also means that in the unfortunate event of a future lockdown we are able to continue training remotely.
The range of units available through our comprehensive training and progressions programmes - means the more you attend, the better your practical experience and now, the higher your qualification
” Ffion Farnell CEO 


The latest intake of trainees are already working towards achieving their qualifications using IPads for the duration of the course.

Tir Coed would also like to thank Cynnal Y Cardi (Ceredigion LEADER) for funding the development of the digital workbooks, and six Ceredigion I-pads. And, the National Lottery Community fund for supporting staff time to develop the qualification as part of Tir Coed’s LEAF Project.

Enquiry Form

Tir Coed is a charity that connects people with land (Tir) and woods (Coed) by delivering outdoor training, learning and wellbeing programmes across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Powys.

This online form will allow you to register with Tir Coed so that we can connect you with one of our outdoor training courses or wellbeing activities. By completing this form, you can help us to learn more about you, your interests, and any support you may need from us to participate in an outdoor activity. Please note that we sometimes experience high demand for our training courses so, regrettably, we cannot guarantee you an immediate place on a training course. A Tir Coed County Co-ordinator will shortly be in touch to discuss the training courses and/or wellbeing activities that are available to you.

Tir Coed is a registered charity (#1115229) and Limited Company (#03918116).
Tir Coed, Unit 6G Science Park, Llanbadarn Fawr, Aberystwyth, SY23 3AH.

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