Arboriculture and Urban Forestry

UHI Inverness


Scottish School of Forestry


Year 1:
Employment and health and safety legislation for the land based industries; Arboriculture practice; Arboricultural: amenity tree management; Forestry: forest science; Work supervision practice; Arboriculture and urban forestry: Graded Unit 1; Selection and management of machinery for land based industries.

Option units may include:
Woodland nursery production; Soil management; Forestry: woody plant biology; Communication: practical skills; Job costing and business calculations; Leadership of countryside activities.

Year 2:
Arboriculture and urban forestry: Graded Unit 2; Establishment of woodland; Forestry and other land use; Forestry: forest design; Forestry: forest policy and law; Forestry: woodland ecology; Job costing and business calculations; Getting started in business; Managing sites for biodiversity.

Option units may include:
Forestry Operations: work programming; Forestry: software applications.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, or 1 Higher at B plus 4 subjects at National 5 at B.

A driving licence is a prerequisite for the optional placement year (between the HNC and HND).

Progression Routes

BSc Forest Management

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

approx 5 years


Science and Environment

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals