Weekend Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Level 2 Training Course CQ NCFE Accredited


The Aim of this course is to teach you the skills needed to survive and thrive in the wilderness and woodlands.  You will learn the skills and techniques to light fires, identify edible plants, build shelters, purify water, prepare rabbit, fish and birds, use knives and saws safely and efficiently around the country.  This Level 2 Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Skills course is accredited by the NCFE. The weekend course is more of a fun, safe learning experience than an endurance event. If you have a group, you can book your own weekend or 2 night course during the week.

This is a ‘hands on’ course. The instructors will explain and demonstrate but you will get the opportunity to have a go at everything!

  • Course: Weekend Bushcraft Course and Level 2 Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Skills Training Course.  Accredited by the NCFE
  • Venue: Peak District, Near Leek or Cannock Chase
  • Times: 7pm on the Friday – midday on the Sunday
  • Ages: All ages above 10 years welcome.  Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Category: SKU: N/A


Friday’s Itinerary:

  • 7:00pm Safety Brief
  • 7:30pm Safe Cutting Techniques for knives, folding saws and bow saws.  Make Camp.
  • 8:00pm Make wooden pegs and put up tarp shelters.
  • 8:30pm Game Preparation (pigeon or pheasant), cook evening meal and eat.

Saturday’s Itinerary

  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am Cutting Techniques (making pot hangers, mallets and more advanced woodwork)
  • 9:00am Shelter Building (the shelters you make in this session will be the shelters you’ll sleep in on the Saturday night)
  • 12:00pm Trout preparation – lunch
  • 2:00pm Rabbit or Squirrel Preparation (this is your evening meal which will be simmering for a few hours to make it the most tender meat you’ll taste.  Delicious!)
  • 3:00pm Fire Lighting.  This session is a favourite and includes natural and manmade tinder, fire lays, fire lighting techniques and friction fire lighting.
  • 6:00pm Water preparation.  A very important topic if you’re travelling and venturing out into out of the way places.
  • 7:00pm Natural Cordage.  Making string from plant fibres.
  • 7:30pm Evening meal and a chance to chill out after a very busy day.

Sunday’s Itinerary

  • 7:30am Breakfast
  • 8:30am Pack kit and break camp
  • 9:00am Knife Law and Knife Sharpening
  • 10:00am Foraging.  Learning to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, tree ID and tree uses.
  • 12:00pm All good things must come to an end and the course departs.

The skills and techniques you need to live in the wilderness are expertly demonstrated and explained so that you can master them before leaving the course. You need have no knowledge of survival skills to attend this course. This is learning through experience at its best.  Most people come on this course as individuals or pairs.  If you have a large group, please contact us for your own weekend.

Please note.

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