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Introduction to Woodland Skills and Estate Maintenance

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 a risk assessment; basic estate maintenance skills such as tree planting, strimming and forest weeding; cross cutting trees; forestry and tree types; maintenance tasks such as repairing fences or refitting water troughs; using and maintaining a manually fed wood chipper; constructing fences; clearing lying timber; rural work activities such as agriculture, horticulture conservation or forestry.

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

January

Qualification

Other

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks

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