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Introduction to Forest Craft (Level 5)

Ayrshire College

Venues

Kilmarnock Campus

Content

This is a mainly practically based course which has been designed to offer an introduction to work externally within a woodland environment. This course also includes the NPTC certificate of competence in the safe use of a manually fed woodchipper and its relative use, thereby giving you a license to operate a woodchipper within the industry. There is currently a huge shortage of Tree Surgeons in the UK, therefore there will be a great demand for qualified Tree Surgeons, and a high chance of employment after completing this course.

Entry Requirements

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

You must be 17 years or over, capable of working in an outdoor environment and be able to demonstrate an awareness of a health and safety culture.

Progression Routes

Employment with a Land Based Employer.

Start Date

August

Qualification

Other

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Horticulture

SCQF Level

5

Career Sectors

Agriculture

Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals