Forestry involves managing trees and woodlands, usually in rural areas, for commercial, social, environmental or other benefits.
Arboriculture is a more specialised field, usually associated with the management of single or small groups of trees in more urban areas.
Forest Mechanisation, as the name suggests, is about the operation and utilisation of forestry machinery to carry out tasks like surveying, inspecting, harvesting and planting trees and woodland areas.
Students will be able to choose their specialisation from general forestry, forest machinery or arboriculture.
You should be 17 years of age or older to start this course.
Example modules: Forest Ecology; Pests and Diseases of Trees; Pesticide Application; Forest Harvesting Machinery; Tree Climbing and Rescue Techniques.
3 subjects at National 5 including English, Maths, Geography or a science subject; or Forestry (Certificate).
Relevant course at SCQF Level 7
Forestry and Arboriculture