We have various courses suitable from learning how to repair your own Cornish hedge to becoming a Guild Craftsman.The Guild can also offer bespoke training to organisations such as taster and team activity days, just drop us an email.There are three externally accredited courses, the only Cornish hedging accredited training in the UK.The awarding body Lantrais one of the leading awarding bodies for land-based industries in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland.They have over 40 years’ experience delivering high quality,specialist training and you can find out more about these courses below.

An Introduction to Cornish Hedging

Cornish Hedging Skills – Intermediate

Cornish Hedging Skills – Foundation

Cornish hedging cannot be learnt in a few days if your ambition is to become a working Guild Craftsman this will require time, commitment, and personal motivation. Your journey starts with a ten-day course of hands-on training under the instruction of a qualified Guild hedger, followed by the Preliminary Hedging Test. If this is passed to the standard required by the Guild it is followed by 40 working days of work experience and improvement on the trainee’s own initiative, under supervision. When the 40 days are successfully accomplished, the trainee is eligible to take the final Practical Hedging Test.

Patrick, our Guild Steward, is always happy to discuss training opportunities so please get in touch either by sending him an email ( or calling  01736 788 816.

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