Looking to develop in a career where you protect the world around you every day? Our BSc Forestry Top-Up programme provides a path into the forestry profession so you gain all the practical know-how to work in a truly worthwhile and rewarding sector. And, from our campus in Ambleside, you’ll have the opportunity to study in woodlands managed for conservation, timber production and social benefits - all within easy access. Course Overview Study professional forestry at our National School of Forestry in the iconic Lake District National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site just minutes from our Ambleside Campus. Gain the skills to start a career in a sector crucial for biodiversity, society and the economy, with a pathway into the National School of Forestry. On this course you will...
- Develop hands-on skills with our 150 hours of work experience.
- Get accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters.
- Use the latest forestry technology, such as remote sensing and drones during your studies, to enhance your employability.
- Benefits from our more than 50 years' experience educating and training professional and award-winning foresters.
- Boost your employability through our excellent links with the Royal Forestry Society, Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and many other forestry organisations.
- Forest Management Planning
- Business Skills
- Woodland Conservation (Optional)
- Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing (Optional)
- Advanced Silviculture (Optional)
Year one - Compulsory modules: Introduction to Managing Trees, Woods and Forests, Measuring Trees and Forests, Silviculture 1, Ecology, Forest Operations and Industry, Professional Development, Forest Skills. Year two - Compulsory modules: Silviculture 2, Geographic Information Systems, Forest Design Planning, Forest Policy and Governance, Forest Health and Protection, Work Placement, Work Experience. Optional modules (subject to availability and demand): Research Methods and Data Analysis, Recreation in Woodlands. Foundation degree students must complete a period of work experience to gain their qualification. There are two options - a period of 33 weeks or more ideally taken between years one and two, or a shorter period of work experience ideally taken during the summer between years one and two.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma or Diploma in Higher Education in a relevant subject
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|