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General Information

All materials, tools, and safety equipment will be provided. Students should wear sensible working clothing and covered footwear. All materials supplied are included in our prices.

No VAT is charged.

Please check each course page for specific instructions and venues!

Except on Straw Bale Building,

students should bring packed lunches. Tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits are supplied at break times.

DCRS can issue it's own certificates stating that someone has attended our course. Please request at time of booking.


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Dorset Centre for Rural Skills provides a range of courses available from rural crafts to traditional and sustainable building techniques in and around Dorset and the West Country.

We keep all our course places limited to small numbers to ensure that everyone attending receives as much tutor time as they need. Our courses are aimed to educate, but for everyone to have fun too!

Our tutors are professionals working full-time within their specialist fields. Some venues are working studios, giving you a greater understanding of that industry.

Please click on a course below to find out more information including dates:

Welding Course

Anyone Can Weld

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Village Blacksmith experience

Basket Making Course

Basket Making

earth and cob oven course at dcrs with rob buckley


Earth & Cob Ovens

Lime Rendering

Lime Day

Cob Construction

Cob maintenance

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Blacksmith Knife Making


Glassblowing Day

Glassblowing taster day

Glassblowing taster day


Blacksmith Axe Making Day













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