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This course is suitable for those already working in the industry who would like to increase their background understanding of the subject, or who are interested in working in the sector but would like to know more. It will help to supply the specific niche markets of forestry supervisors and forest managers as well as opening up wider employment opportunities within the land based sector and beyond.
The course comprises practical exercises to build up knowledge, understanding and analysis skills for the working environment alongside research and evaluative skills for management. Learning is therefore through practical exercises relevant to the work situation. There are two field weeks required for this course.
Core modules are:
You will also choose one option module which may include:
You will study through supported online learning via the university's virtual learning environment (VLE) with support from your tutors. You will also attend two mandatory field weeks where you will participate in practical exercises (held in October and April).
Part-time: 1 year
For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.
On successful completion of this course you may be interested in pursuing further studies at HNC/D level, or supervisory work within the sector.
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.