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Level 2 Forestry at Newton Rigg College

Course description

On this course you will learn practical skills and develop the knowledge necessary for employment in the sector or for moving on to a more advanced course.

Course content

Course Themes:

• Habitat management • All-terrain vehicle operations • Identify and select trees and shrubs • Carry out ground based arboricultural operations • Work related experience • Environmental and land-based business • English and maths  


Opportunities exists to gain a selection of nationally recognised

industry qualifications, additional charges may apply:

NPTC CS30 - Chainsaw maintenance Cross Cut and Stack

NPTC CS31 - Felling Small Trees

NPTC - Woodchipper

Tractor Driving

NPTC CS30 PA1 and 6 (Knapsack sprayer)

Emergency First Aid

Entry requirements

Usually at least 4 GCSEs at grade E or above including Maths and English (with Science desirable). Alternatively a suitable level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1

Financial information

For financial information please contact 01768 893400 or email

Future opportunities

Further Study:

Level 3 Forestry apprenticship.


Forest Workers, Forest Rangers or Trainee Arborist.

Further information
Telephone: 01768 893400

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newton Rigg College directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2015
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