Groundwork North East & Cumbria and The Friends of Ashington Community Woods have funding, from Coalfields Regeneration Trust, to run a 9 week training course for 18-25year olds.


The young people will gain an NOCN Level 1 focusing on employability along with a range of practical skills at Ashington Community Woods. The course commences in September 2017.


£150 will be made available for each young person towards personal and protective wear and on completion of the course they will be offered up £150 of extra training of their choice (in the countryside sector e.g. chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting / green woodwork, first aid etc.)


There are 10 places available with the focus is on young people from Ashington Central and Hirst wards.


For more information please call Laura Waugh, at Groundwork North East & Cumbria (Northumberland Office), on tel: 01670 514 876 or email: