WoodWorks Forestry and Woodland Management Training Course

Woodlands and Forestry Contractor

Wood Works is an innovative employment creation plan. Basically, there are significant employment creation opportunities in the woods. Co. Donegal has over 6000 acres of privately owned forestry and some of the best timber growing conditions in Europe. Thousands of acres of timber is ready for thinning or harvesting and this represents realistic employment opportunities for men in rural and remote areas. With Donegal rural unemployment rates the highest in the country, Wood Works is a viable route to sustainable employment.

The training is offered free-of-charge to eligible candidates (over 1 year on the Live Register), is funded through the Momentum Skills programme, and supported by a variety of local agencies and employers.

Woodland Management
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate who has an interest in:

  • Conservation
  • Environmental Protection
  • Landscaping
  • Renewable Energy
  • Farm Forestry
  • Trails, Leisure & Amenity Walks

6 Month Training Course

Wood Works is an intensive 6 month introduction to all aspects of woodland management and forestry employment that includes:

  • Expert Training
  • NPTC Certification
  • International Recognition
  • Industry Led
  • Jobs Waiting


  • Sustainable Forestry Management
  • Chainsaw Operations
  • Health, Safety & First Aid
  • Forest Protection
  • Project Management
  • Woodland Product Marketing
  • Legal Issues
  • Forest Codes of Practice & Certification

LEAP:  Sonja Stevens/ Maureen Grealish 091 755736

Department of Social Protection: (DSP) 074 9120500

Wood Works: Dave Kenny 087 6786865

Donegal Woodland Owners Society Ltd.: Thomas Becht 087 262 5590

To download the WoodWorks Programme Brochure click here(PDF)