Forestry & Arboriculture
Forest Operative Apprenticeship Level 2
Forestry is the art, science and practice of woodland establishment, maintenance and management, and timber harvesting.
A Forest Operative will carry out the practical operations required to create, maintain and harvest forests and woodlands.
Some will carry out operations across the range from planting to harvesting whilst others will specialise in a particular part of the process. All will need to be able and willing to do challenging work outdoors and, in all weathers, would be expected to be aware of the full range of forestry operations, and to understand the relationship between commercial, environmental and social forestry.
Two pathways are available:
Establishment and maintenance or,
WHAT APPRENTICES WILL LEARN
Identifying trees and plants
Controlling pests and diseases
Understanding the timber industry
Principles of plant growth and development
How to use equipment correctly