Advanced Certificate in Forestry SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

The course will develop your practical skills, knowledge and understanding of the social and productive values of woodland. It allows students considering a career in forestry to experience a taster of higher level study in the forestry sector.  

Entry requirements

  • You should be a minimum preferred age of 17.
  • Three passes at National 5 at A or B
  • Direct entry is also possible from our Certificate in Forestry programme.
  • Candidates will be invited to an interview.

Units include:

  • Forest ecology
  • Practical forest nursery techniques
  • Countryside woodwork and access facilities
  • Land-based engineering - machinery maintenance
  • Forest management project
  • Coppiced woodlands
  • Mobile sawmills
  • Green woodworking
  • Woodfuel processing and supply
  • Identification of tree species and their properties
  • Introduction to geographicsl information systems
  • Introduction to tree climbing
  • Studies Advisor
  • Communication
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Numeracy

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Full time
  • Face to face

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Scottish School of Forestry


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression onto:-

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