Trees and Timber - SVQ


19 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

This course is designed to give a general introduction to the forestry industry in the local area. Forestry is a growth area at the moment with plentiful employment opportunities. Scotland's woodlands are a vital national resource and play an important role in rural development and sustainable land use. Thoughtfully integrated into your rural business, forestry offers many economic and environmental benefits.

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SVQ in Trees and Timber at SCQF Level 5


36 weeks with a mixture of on campus teaching and extended work placement


Newtown St Boswells campus and on local estates

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Entry requirements

Progression from the Level 5 Forestry NPA or Introduction to Countryside Skills or any other relevant course

Progression opportunities

Learners may progress onto a higher level course at SRUC Barony or join the MA scheme

Career Prospects

Employment on local estates or forestry companies with the option of apprenticeships

Course Content

The course content includesIdentification of tree speciesControlling pollutionMonitoring health and safetyPlanting treesFelling treesForestry machinery use


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