One of the first steps into coppicing and woodland management can be by attending a course and then using the knowledge and skills gained.
Courses can be found @ –

Association of Polelathe Turners & Greenwood Workers APT

British trust for conservation volunteers BTCV

The sustainability centre

Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Sparsholt College Hampshire


Practical experience can be gained by volunteering with the local wildlife trust.
The Culture, Communities and Rural Affairs county or local council departments may have country parks and nature reserves where help is needed.
Local woods may have volunteer groups that would welcome extra pairs of hands.

Working with a coppice worker

Local coppice groups or the national site Coppice Products
might be the way to get in touch with someone working in the area.

Hampshire Coppice group