Forestry Certificate

What is special about this course?

This course is designed to provide you with the underpinning knowledge and practical skills needed to be a skilled craftsperson in forestry.

Entry requirements

  • You should be a minimum preferred age of 17 by 1 January 2019
  • 3  passes at General Standard Grade/National 4
  • Have an interest in working in woodland conservation and management
  • All applicants are invited to interview.

Subjects include -

  • Chainsaw training
  • Tractor driving
  • Fencing
  • Tree planting
  • Tree identification
  • Tree felling
  • Clearing
  • Health and safety
  • Maintenance

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time


How long will my course last?

1 Years

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment throughout each unit.  

Where can I study my course?

  • Scottish School of Forestry

Start date


How much will my course cost?

For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.

What funding can I apply for?

Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance)

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • NPA Woodland Operations
  • HNC/D Forestry
  • HNC/D Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
  • Working within the forestry industry

Is there more information available online?

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for Forestry Certificate

We are no longer taking applications for 2017/18

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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