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. The course is very practical andÂ involves work in local Forestry CommissionÂ and private estate woodlands. You’ll also workÂ in the College sawmill and timber processingÂ area, learning how to operate differentÂ types of machinery to produce timber andÂ timber products for use around the CollegeÂ grounds and estate.
â€˘ Safe and effective working practices in land-based industries
â€˘ Preparing to work in the land-based industries
â€˘ Identify plants and trees
â€˘ Assist with the transport of maintenance of tools and equipment
â€˘ Maintenance of structures and surfaces in the countryside
â€˘ Carry out tractor operations
â€˘ 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?
â€˘ Level 2 or 3 qualifications in Arboriculture or Forestry
â€˘ This introductory course leads on to further education and will set a basis for future employment in the arboriculture and woodland industries
Optional Additional Qualifications
â€˘ City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Tractor Driving