Survival School Weekend Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Skills Training Course

Level 2 NCFE CQ Accredited 

The Aim of this course is to teach you the skills needed to survive and thrive in the wilderness and woodlands.  You will learn the skills and techniques to light fires, identify edible plants, build shelters, make traps and snares, purify water, prepare rabbit, fish and birds, use knives and saws safely and efficiently and navigate around the country.  This Survival School Level 2 Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Livings Skills Training Course is run in association with Survival School Ltd and accredited by the NCFE. The weekend course is more of a fun, safe learning experience than an endurance event. If you have a group, you can book your own weekend or 2 night course during the week.


This is a ‘hands on’ course. The instructors will explain and demonstrate but you will get the opportunity to have a go at everything!


Venue: Tickenham, Bristol


Cost: £220 per person

Course: Weekend Bushcraft Course, Level 2 Bushcraft, Survival and       Wilderness Living Skills Training Course.  Accredited by the NCFE

Times: 7pm on the Friday – midday on the Sunday

Ages: All ages above 14 years welcome.  Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.




  • 7:00pm Safety Brief

  • 7:30pm Safe Cutting Techniques for knives, folding saws and bow saws.  Make Camp.

  • 8:00pm Make wooden pegs and put up tarp shelters.

  • 8:30pm Game Preparation (pigeon or pheasant), cook evening meal and eat.




  • 7:30am Breakfast

  • 8:30am Cutting Techniques (making pot hangers, mallets and more advanced woodwork)

  • 9:00am Shelter Building (the shelters you make in this session will be the shelters you’ll sleep in on the Saturday night)

  • 12:00pm Trout preparation – lunch

  • 2:00pm Rabbit or Squirrel Preparation (this is your evening meal which will be simmering for a few hours to make it the most tender meat you’ll taste.  Delicious!)

  • 3:00pm Fire Lighting.  This session is a favourite and includes natural and manmade tinder, fire lays, fire lighting techniques and friction fire lighting.

  • 5:00pm Traps and Snares.  Covering legalities and different sorts of traps and snares.

  • 6:00pm Water preparation.  A very important topic if you’re travelling and venturing out into out of the way places.

  • 7:00pm Natural Cordage.  Making string from plant fibres.

  • 7:30pm Evening meal and a chance to chill out after a very busy day.




  • 7:30am Breakfast

  • 8:30am Pack kit and break camp

  • 9:00am Knife Law and Knife Sharpening

  • 10:00am Foraging.  Learning to identify edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, tree ID and tree uses.

  • 11:30am Natural Navigation.  Learning to read the natural signs to find your way home.

  • 12:00pm All good things must come to an end and the course departs.


The skills and techniques you need to live in the wilderness are expertly demonstrated and explained so that you can master them before leaving the course. You need have no knowledge of survival skills to attend this course. This is learning through experience at its best. The itinerary may change dependant on the weather but all subjects will be covered. Most people come on this course as individuals or pairs.  If you have a large group, please contact us for your own weekend.


You can either pay the course fee in full or pay a deposit and balance nearer the time.



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Matt was an excellent instructor who led the group well throughout the day with consideration to the pace of the learning and what we actually did. He is a very personable sort of guy who quickly established a warm rapport with us and without doubt was extremely knowledgable about his subject which he taught with confidence and passion. He even had to contend with a biblical style downpour right in the middle of the day! He took it all in his stride and continued to motivate and interest us with a wide scope of topics that I had given him for the group to get stuck into. I will definitely recommend him to others and will try and organise another day with him later in the year.