Training opportunities near you

Training courses are starting to return and there are opportunities for training in dry stone walling throughout the country.
The DSWA network of local branches offers a variety of short, usually two-day, courses aimed at beginners seeking to learn the basic skills of the craft.

Most courses take place over a weekend and will cater for a small number of trainees, in line with current Covid-19 guidelines. Each course is run by recognised DSWA Instructors and will provide sufficient information and practical experience to be able to rebuild a small section of wall.

Details of courses available from branches are available here, including the contact person for each area. Branches also offer members the chance to attend practice days, to improve skills or perhaps work towards one of the certificates in dry stone walling.

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Qualification training courses

If you already have some dry stone walling experience and are looking for a career in dry stone walling or just want to improve your skills, we offer 4 day training courses aimed at preparing you for taking our Craftsman Certification Scheme qualifications. We usually run a Test Day for these qualifications at the end of the week on the Friday. Courses are held at our National Training Site near Milnthorpe in Cumbria. Dates for 2021 are now available and or more information and a booking form please contact

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