For professional chainsaw operators working in forestry and arboriculture the industry recommendation is that for ’high risk‘ activities the minimum level of adequacy of training is to a certificate of competence or nationally recognised qualification where assessment is carried out independently of the training. This qualification meets this requirement’
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.
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.
Quality Assurance policies are in place to ensure that all assessments meet the independent assessment requirements for this sector.
Worth noting: To achieve this qualification, you'll need to complete a mandatory unit - Fell and process trees up to 380mm.
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.
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.