Woodland Operations NPA

What is special about this course?

The programme 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 this sector.

Entry requirements

  • You should be a minimum preferred age of 17 by 1 January 2019
  • 3 passes at Intermediate 2/National 5 at A or B, or Standard Grade Credit
  • Direct entry also possible from Certificate in Forestry, subject to interview
  • All candidates will be invited to interview

Units include:

  • Coppiced woodlands
  • Green woodworking
  • Mobile saw-milling
  • Countryside woodwork
  • Forest ecology
  • Forest machinery maintenance


How will I study my course?

  • Full Time


How long will my course last?

18 Weeks

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment of both practical skills and knowledge. 

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?

  • HNC/D Forestry
  • HNC/D Arboriculture and Urban Forestry
  • Working within the forestry/conservation industry

Is there more information available online?

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

Apply for Woodland Operations NPA

I want to start in 2017/18
I want to start in 2018/19

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