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
    • Face to face

    How long will my course last?

    18 Weeks

    Where can I study my course?

      • Scottish School of Forestry


    If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

    Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

    Scottish students

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)



    Full-time per year



    Rest of UK students

    For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full-time per year


    International students

    For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full time per year


     Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Progression onto:-

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