About the Bushcraft Professional Practice Group (BPPG)


The Bushcraft PPG was founded in 2007 with the aim of promoting best practice in a growing industry. Our main aim was to ensure practitioners delivering short, half day sessions of bushcraft skills, were sufficiently competent to deliver those sessions safely. To achieve this we developed the Bushcraft Competency Certificate, which assesses a practitioners ability in a range of bushcraft skills. We also developed a series of workshops where Bushcraft PPG members, IOL members, and all comers can learn new skills and competencies.

Our aims today remain the same. To that end we are aiming to offer two Bushcraft PPG conferences a year, providing a chance for members to network and upskill. We have developed the Bushcraft Competency Award and the Bushcraft Competency Diploma to stand either side of the established Certificate, as well as a Level 2 Bushcraft Skills Award. The awards continue to grow in recognition and take-up and we will support and evolve them as required.

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