IF BOOKING A STANDALONE ASSESSMENT DAY (EG NOT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING A FOUR DAY TRAINING COURSE IN SAME LOCATION) PLEASE CONTACT DSWA OFFICE OR firstname.lastname@example.org FOR AVAILABILITY BEFORE MAKING A BOOKING
The DSWA Craft Certification Scheme, run in conjunction with Lantra Awards, offers a series of nationally recognised qualifications in dry stone walling at Levels 1, 2 and 3.
Our application form below should be submitted to the DSWA office at least four weeks ahead of the proposed test day. Payment should be made after submission using the payment option below the form on our site (Paypal).
Overseas candidates, please ensure you select the Overseas registration fee option when using PayPal, irrespective of the level of test.
Please note that with effect from 1 January 2022 the following prices per candidate will apply and are shown on the application form:
- Level 1 £132
- Level 2 £180
- Level 3 Part A features (on-site) £150
- Level 3 Part A features (Off-site) POA
- Level 3 Part B timed £150
- Masters Part A features (on-site) £200
- Masters Part A features (off-site) POA
- Masters Part B timed £150
- Overseas registration fee £80.
Craft Certification Application Form
Notes: After submitting the application form, please use the section below to make your payment to accompany your application.
Payments will be taken via PayPal, thank you.
Craft Certification Payment
Examiners & Instructors
The DSWA has a pool of current Master Craftsman certificate holders who are appointed as Assessors for the Craft Certification Scheme and who assess candidates at organised assessment days.
Applications to be an Assessors are agreed by the DSWA Craft Skills Group and should be submitted in writing to the DSWA office. Assessors are also approved by Lantra Awards.
An assessment course is held for Assessors, who are required to attend the course on a regular basis in order to ensure their skills are kept up to date and marking is carried out as fairly as possible and to the same standard throughout the country.
The DSWA organises in-house training courses for members interested in running short courses for beginners. The courses are available to those holding at least the Level 2 certificate and details are sent to those eligible to attend, as and when dates are arranged. The course takes place over a two-day period, usually a weekend, and gives candidates the opportunity to practice instructional techniques and to plan training events. Please note this course is not an externally approved teaching qualification although can prove to be a useful starting point for further study. Individuals interested in such courses should contact either their local education authority or local colleges for full details of what is available in their area.
A list of DSWA Instructors is produced on an annual basis.