Cotswolds Stepping Stones Programme

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Are you a level 1 dry-stone waller? Are you looking to branch out your skills into the commercial world of walling? If so, the stepping stones project is your chance!
 
Newly qualified LANTRA Level 1 dry-stone wallers now have the opportunity to take on their own dry-stone walling projects and get paid for it by the Cotswolds Dry-stone Walling Academy.
 
Our ‘stepping stones’ initiative falls under the umbrella of the Cotswolds Dry-Stone Walling Academy. Through this program we give Level 1 dry-stone wallers the chance to develop a portfolio of their own dry stone walls and showcase their skills. 
 
The aim of the programme is to offer newly qualified wallers the opportunity to develop their skills by taking on the repair of a 10 metre section of traditional Cotswolds field wall. Working alone, the waller is given a set period of time (2, 5 or 10 weeks) in which they must compete the work.
 
With total flexibility, an assigned professional dry-stone waller acting as a mentor, and the opportunity to begin to create a portfolio of your own work, the programme is a must for anyone hoping to get into professional dry-stone walling!
 
Currently existing locations for Stepping Stones include;
 
Burford (Oxfordshire)
 
Chedworth (Gloucestershire)
 
 
If you fancy joining the Stepping Stones Programme, or you would like to take your level 1 walling qualification in order to qualify, or if you know someone who would be interested, please contact Rural Skills & Grants Officer, David Molloy on 01451 862002 or by email david.molloy@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk