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Devon Association of Smallholders

Training and Courses

Courses are only available to members. Non-members should join DASH by following this link. If your membership has lapsed you can renew here.

Carolyn McAllister 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 - £630 depending on what is required

943-122 A smallholder life for me: Becoming a smallholder Details
Saturday 14th September (10.00 - 16.00) £70

939-11 Chainsaw Competence Details
Monday 16th September and Tuesday 17th September (9am PROMPT - 4pm) £235 price includes NPTC certification

923-124 Introduction to Setting up and Running Holiday Accommodation Details
Sunday 22nd September (11am - 4.30pm) £70

942-85 Goat Husbandry Details
Sunday 29th September (10am - 4pm) £60 including a free copy of Peter's book

912-20 Poultry Keeping for Beginners Details
Saturday 5th October (10am - 4pm) £65

915-47B Tractor Maintenance Details
Sunday 6th October (10am - 4pm) £65

944-122 A smallholder life for me: Becoming a smallholder Details
Thursday 10th October (10.00 - 16.00) £70

945-11 Chainsaw Competence Details
Monday 14th October and Tuesday 15th October (9am PROMPT - 4pm) £235 price includes NPTC certification

924-124 Introduction to Setting up and Running Holiday Accommodation Details
Sunday 20th October (11am - 4.30pm) £70

916-64 An Introduction to Keeping Sheep Details
Sunday 10th November (10am - 5/5.30pm) £65

946-11 Chainsaw Competence Details
Thursday 14th November and Friday 15th November (9am PROMPT - 4pm) £235 price includes NPTC certification

925-124 Introduction to Setting up and Running Holiday Accommodation Details
Sunday 17th November (11am - 4.30pm) £70

926-124 Introduction to Setting up and Running Holiday Accommodation Details
Sunday 15th December (11am - 4.30pm) £70

947-11 Chainsaw Competence Details
Thursday 19th December and Friday 20th December (9am PROMPT - 4pm) £235 price includes NPTC certification

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
The Retreat
Highampton
BEAWORTHY
EX21 5JJ
Make cheques payable to Devon Association of Smallholders


Training Officer: Carolyn McAllister
The Retreat, Highampton, BEAWORTHY, EX21 5JJ
email: training@devonsmallholders.co.uk
Phone: 07737 055 618


To book your place on a course please email or phone to check availability. training@devonsmallholders.co.uk 07737 055 618

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.