Weekend Bushcraft Course. Level 2 NCFE Accredited.

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Weekend Bushcraft Course NCFE and IOL Accredited

This is our weekend bushcraft course which is accredited with both the NCFE and IOL. This course is a Level 2 course and is held in stunning woodland on the border of Dorset and Hampshire.

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Weekend Bushcraft Course NCFE and IOL Accredited

Our Level 2 weekend bushcraft course accredited by both the NCFE and the IOL (Instuite of Outdoor Learning) is an extremely comprehensive introduction to the world of bushcraft. This NCFE accredited bushcraft course covers everything you need to gain a  qualification in Bushcraft skills and Wilderness Living – accredited by the NCFE as well as an IOL award, so you can rest assured that you are receiving the very best instruction around.

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Set in stunning woodland on the Dorset and Hampshire border, this bushcraft course will open your eyes to what is possible in a woodland wilderness setting.

This course is great for those who are unsure or just starting their bushcraft and survival skills training. Our weekend bushcraft course is by no means a military exercise or a tree hugging session. We will teach you all the foundation skills you will need to survive and thrive in a woodland setting.

This weekend bushcraft course is suitable for adults and older children who really want to up their skill levels.

Course Timings

The course starts at 6pm on the Friday and finishes at 12 noon on Sunday. 


The area where the course takes place is just outside Romsey, Hampshire. Exact location details will be given on booking.

What is covered on the weekend bushcraft course?

All sessions on the course are hands on and you will get to try each and every skill below:

  • Fire lighting
  • Axe skills
  • Shelter building
  • Traps and tracking
  • Preparing food (Fin, Feather and Fur)
  • Campfire cooking
  • Natural navigation
  • Safe tool use
  • Water sourcing
  • Natural cord making
  • Carving skills
  • Shelter (natural and man made)
  • Knife skills
  • Foraging 
  • Tool care and knife law

Why Wildway Bushcraft?

We believe that learning new skills should be done in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. We will give you lots of hands on experience, so be prepared to get stuck in!

The instructors will be on site at all times so you will be able to ask as many questions as you like and have the opportunity for some one on one training if you wish.

We run this weekend bushcraft course for you and we want you to get the most out of it. The content of the weekend bushcraft course has been tried and tested by our instructors in a real world environment, so we know that what we teach you actually works. We do not do bushcraft by numbers and we don’t just parrot information straight from books. 

One last thing, we will only ever have a maximum of 14 people on our open weekend bushcraft courses so you can be sure of quality one to one teaching should you need it.

If you’d like any more information then please just give us a shout!

Our qualification has been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and has been accredited by NCFE demonstrating the quality and rigor.

NCFE is an awarding organisation recognised by the qualification regulators for England (Ofqual), Wales (Qualifications Wales) and Northern Ireland (CCEA Regulation). As there is no recognised Nationally Regulating Body, within Bushcraft, Survival and wilderness living Industry as such this is an unregulated qualification and is not a nationally recognised qualification. This qualification can be used to show learning and formal training at a given level.  

This qualification has been accredited as a Customised Qualification and we have benchmarked the qualification’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria at Level (using a national framework’s level descriptors) to allow you to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study.


Additional information


8 – 10 Sep 2023, 6 – 8 Oct 2023, 24 – 26 Nov 2023, 1 – 3 March 24, 5 – 7 Apr 24, 3 – 5 May 24, 31 May – 2 June 24, 5 – 7 July 24, 2 – 4 Aug 24, 6 – 8 Sep 24, 4 – 6 Oct 24, 1 – 3 Nov 24

7 reviews for Weekend Bushcraft Course. Level 2 NCFE Accredited.

  1. Chris & Bailey

    Undoubtedly one of the best weekend courses I’ve been on. Loads going on, lots to learn, great food, great teachers and just a truly awesome experience.

    Definitely will be booking up the canoe expedition, axe course and the archery course. I’m now officially addicted.
    Thank you guys
    Chris Seagal

  2. gary

    this is simply the best bushcraft course i have been on. jon is an excellent teacher, very patient and knowledgeable, and a very nice guy. this course provides all the fundamentals of bushcraft in a friendly and fun atmosphere, the food is great and and helping to prepare it yourself by skinning/gutting or plucking it adds an extra element to the meal that places the food and the animal in context. i dont know how he places so much content into the course without ever feeling rushed or that you never spent enough time on each task, this isnt the type of course where you rush from one subject to the next without ever really grasping it (unlike some other courses), but he still manages to pack so much into the weekend that you leave feeling that you have accomplished so much and had a great time while doing so. i would reccomend it to anyone!

  3. Douglas (verified owner)

    The Bushcraft Weekend is a great course. I couldn’t believe how much could be fitted into one weekend. The whole course was relaxed but we learned a lot and there was always something to do. The instructors (John and Jack) were very knowledgeable, very helpful and open to questions at any time. The location and atmosphere was wonderful and it felt good to learn what nature has to offer. At night or in between lessons we were all having a good laugh whilst sitting around an open fire. I would recommend this to absolutely anyone who is interested in bushcraft or keen to get outside for a weekend and learn new useful skills.

  4. Tammy (verified owner)

    Such a great weekend. Cannot recommend highly enough. The guides, especially Jack and Craig were excellent; very knowledgeable, encouraging and friendly. Feel like I learnt so much in such a short space of time, but there was also a good number of tea breaks around the campfire. This course is slightly less than some other weekends available but I definitely didn’t feel like we were shortchanged. Couldn’t have asked for anything more!

  5. Sergio

    I was lucky enough to do this course during the heat wave in 2018. (3-5 August)
    Had a really excellent time on this course. It’s a perfect introductory course so that if you want to expand on any skills, you can do that – even at home if you want.
    The woodlands where this takes place is really lovely too.
    The course is fine even if you’re alone and you come away definitely wanting to know more.

    • John

      It was great to meet you on this course. Thanks for the kind words!

  6. Alice (verified owner)

    Such an amazing course, it covered so much without it feeling like a rush. The food was amazing and they even catered for me as a vegetarian. The group was a real mix of ages, backgrounds and experience I’d bushcraft and the leaders made such everyone learned lots. Can’t recommend enough for anyone.

    • John

      So glad you had a great time.

  7. Billy Bray (verified owner)

    David and Billy-
    Course was amazing, had an incredible weekend and will definitely be doing more courses.

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