What will I learn?
During this course you’ll develop basic practical skills and receive an introduction and insight into the woodland and tree care industries, as well as basic estate management skills – all with conservation in mind. The course is very practical and involves work in local Forestry Commission and private estate woodlands. You’ll also work in the College sawmill and timber processing area, learning how to operate different types of machinery to produce timber and timber products for use around the College grounds and estate.
• Safe and effective working practices in land-based industries
• Preparing to work in the land-based industries
• Identify plants, trees and habitat
• Assist with the transport of maintenance of tools and equipment
• Maintenance of structures and surfaces in the countryside
• Carry out tractor operations
• Assist with the establishment of plant and sites in the countryside
What grades will I need?
You will be expected to have a minimum of two GCSEs at grade D-E/3-1, and be recommended by your school.
What can I study next?
• Level 2 or 3 qualifications in Arboriculture or Forestry
• This introductory course leads on to further education and will set a basis for future employment in a range of landbased industries; tree work in particular.
Optional Additional Qualifications
• City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Tractor Driving