This course offers the opportunity to specialise in General Forestry, Forest Machinery or Arboriculture. Some of the topics are tree and forest ecology, planting and care of trees, practical tree climbing, tree survey and inspection, forest and tree measurement, silviculture, forest machine service and repair and specialist forestry machinery operations and use of geographical information systems.
Some of the course will also include IT. You will gain experience working on real practical jobs, operating machines, and tree surgery contracts, both on campus and on private forest estates.
Example modules: Forest Ecology; Pests and Diseases of Trees; Pesticide Application; Forest Harvesting Machinery; Tree Climbing and Rescue Techniques.
English, Maths and Geography or a science subject at National 5; or Forestry (Certificate)
Relevant course at SCQF Level 7
Forestry and Arboriculture