What is special about this course?
Arboriculture and forestry both involve working with and around trees, and forests and woodland are an important resource for timber, amenity and recreation, tourism and biodiversity. Forestry focuses on the management of forests and woodland, whereas arboriculture centres on the cultivation, management and care for individual trees or groups of trees, with the primary aim of maintaining them for amenity purposes.
The industry is highly specialised and can involve working with a vast array of machines, materials and equipment: from planting stock and chemicals through to chainsaws, harvesters and computer software.
A wide range of skills and knowledge is therefore required as there is a significant variety of jobs and tasks involved.
Candidates need to be employed in an arboriculture and forestry environment.
How will I study my course?
- Work based
Off-the-job training and work based
How long will my course last?
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?
Learners completing the SCQF Level 5 Trees and Timber Modern Apprenticeship will be able to progress onto the SCQF Level 6 Trees and Timber Modern Apprenticeship
- Forestry craftsman
- Forestry establishment contract worker
- Forestry harvesting
- Forestry greenwood forest worker
- Ground worker
- General forest worker
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