Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm SCQF Level 5

At a Glance

Assessment Type:
Observation Paper AND submit a project/workbook/report AND formal questioning – written or verbal
Delivery Method:
Theory/practical
Course Prerequisites:

Before registering on this qualification you must first have achieved the following:

  • Carry out maintenance of chainsaw and cutting system
  • Cross-cut timber using a chainsaw.

Earn a recognised national qualification with our specialist tree felling and processing course.

Overview in brief

Our course will enable you to prove your knowledge, understanding, and competence in a key area of forestry and arboriculture work.

It's supported by industry good practice guidance, training and certification and is part of the SCQF (Scottish Qualifications and Credit Framework).

Certification is required for all professional forestry and arboriculture operations.

Our qualification will confirm your occupational competence and/or licence to practice.

The finer details

Our course has been designed to develop your tree felling and processing knowledge, understanding and skills.

It involves a balanced mix of theory and practice that will help your career progress.

The course covers everything you need to know to carry out the work safely and in line with industry best practice.

Worth noting: To achieve this qualification, you'll need to complete a mandatory unit - Fell and process trees up to 380mm.

Who should attend?

The units/Qualifications will enable those who are successful to continue and complete further training and/or assessment within the forestry and arboriculture sector including full-time competency based qualifications and further specialised qualifications at the same or higher level.

Learners may choose to progress on to forestry and/or arboriculture Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs), an apprenticeship framework and/or Higher National Certificates/Diplomas (HNC/Ds).

Certification is required for all professional forestry and arboriculture operations and is supported by industry good practice guidance, ‘training and certification’. The Qualifications may also enable progression in the workplace.

What will be covered?

By the end of this course, you'll:

  • Be able to work safely
  • Be able to fell and process trees up to 380mm
  • Know relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice
  • Know how to fell and process trees up to 380mm
  • Know how to remove branches from felled trees using a chainsaw
  • Know how to take down hung-up trees.

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