What will I learn?
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.
• Habitat establishment and maintenance
• Machinery skills
• Forestry and tree care practice
• Health and safety in woodland skills
• Tractor driving and maintenance
• Fencing and brick and block work
• Planting and establishment of trees and shrubs
• Preparation of woodland areas – coppice work
• Assist with crosscutting and stacking – sawmilling and timber processing
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 the arboriculture and woodland industries
Optional Additional Qualifications
• City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Tractor Driving