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Forestry

Inverness College UHI

Venues

Scottish School of Forestry

Content

This course is designed to provide the skills and ability to function as a supervisor or self-employed contractor. Practical experience in forestry or related work is preferred. The HNC Forestry is the first year of the HND Forestry programme. Subjects include forest science, establishment of woodlands, forest harvesting, forest mensuration and thinning control, timber sales and transportation and woodland nursery production.

Main modules:
Forestry: forest science; Forestry: timber sales and transportation; Forestry: graded unit 1; Employment and health and safety legislation for the land-based industries; Establishment of woodland; Forest harvesting; Forest mensuration and thinning control.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers. Minimum of 1 year's pre-course experience in a woodland environment or Certificate in Forestry. (This requirement may be waived for those with 3 or more Highers). Interview.

Progression Routes

HND Forestry Year 2 or career as a forest supervisor/foreman, contractor.

Start Date

September

Qualification

HNC

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

105D

Course Length

1 year

Department

Forestry

SCQF Level

7

Career Sectors

Agriculture

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Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services

Forestry

Work with Animals