Are you a practical person attracted to learning new skills and experiences in working with wood? Perhaps you have some previous woodworking experience and wish to learn professional practice skills whilst building confidence and speed. Maybe you wish to combine your creative skills with a deeper understanding of craft and seek a more tangible and mindful experience.

We believe our professional course was designed specifically for your needs. Not only does our course offer a unique opportunity for students at unbeatable value, but we are now able to offer some bursaries to support applications from young people.

Sylva Foundation and Horlock Educational Trust are very pleased to announce a collaboration to provide full and part bursaries for the Sylva Wood School’s six-month professional course.

Up to three bursaries of £3000 will be made available for applicants to the 24/25 course - representing a 45% discount of the full fee of £6,495.

To qualify for a bursary, you must:

  • Be aged between 18 and 25 (when the course begins on 23rd September 2024)
  • Be able to demonstrate some previous woodworking experience
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning and ambition to progress into employment

We want to use the fund to make the biggest impact and we are particularly keen to support those who are unlikely to afford to attend the course without financial support.

We have a simple application process. To apply click here.

The final decision will be made by a panel including the Head of Wood School and CEO Sylva Foundation.

  • The deadline for applications is Sunday 16th June 2024
  • Bursary applications will be shortlisted by Friday 28th June 2024

For further information please contact us at woodschool@sylva.org.uk