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Tree Surgery (NPTC)

Ayrshire College

Venues

Kilmarnock Campus

Content

This course is highly specialised, very physical and - due to the potentially hazardous nature of the work - extremely disciplined, so you’ll need to be able to follow instructions easily.

Areas covered:
carrying out risk assessments; cross cutting, felling and pruning; using and maintaining a chainsaw; cross cutting trees; felling techniques; pruning trees using special equipment; using a manually fed woodchipper; constructing and repairing fences; brashing; clearing lying timber; rural work activities.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Entry subject to interview.

You must be 18 years or over, capable of working at height and able to demonstrate an awareness of a health and safety culture.

Progression Routes

Progression to a relevant HNC or HND, or employment.

Start Date

August

Qualification

Other

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Horticulture

SCQF Level

6

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals