Training & Education

This section relates to training and education initatives which we hope you find of interest.  If you have any queries or suggestions please contact Linda Clarkson, the DSWA Training and Education Coordinator, either by phone or email, 015395 67076 or

DSWA Training/Education Workshop - 24 March 2012

This workshop focussed on what makes a successful training project and allowed members the opportunity to share ideas and good practice currently taking place within the DSWA branch network. You can access the presentation and groups' feedback by clicking on the links below.
Training & Education Workshop Presentation

Group Feedback from SWOT exercise on current practice

Group Feedback on branch projects

Approved Centre Seminar - 23 May 2012

The theme of the seminar was ‘Improving the quality and experience for dry stone walling training’. We had a number of speakers and sessions and the programme also offered the opportunity to share good practice and ideas around planning, delivery and review of dry stone walling programmes, plus the elements which make a successful Test Day. Jo-Anne Bryan, the Apprenticeship Manager from Lantra, delivered a session on apprenticeships for dry stone walling and facilitated discussions around some of the barriers and opportunities. She also highlighted the proposed plans for developing Apprenticeship Training Associations (ATAs) as part of a feasibility study.  You can access the presentation and group's feedback by clicking on the links below.
Approved Centre Seminar Presentations

Group workshop feedback

Making Apprenticeships Work

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Dry Stone Walling Association, Lane Farm, Crooklands, Milnthorpe, Cumbria UK LA7 7NH

Tel: 015395 67953 Email:

The Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain is registered as a charitable organisation in England and Wales, no. 289678.

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