At Level 2, you'll get an introduction to important topics in forestry. You might choose things like identifying trees and shrubs or checking trees for health.
Depending on the size of qualification you choose, you might also do work experience and gain practical skills on the job.
At Level 3, you'll gain in-depth insight into the techniques and science of forestry. You might cover things like soil science and plant science, tree pests and diseases and the legal status of protected trees. You'll also gain plenty of practical experience in your choice of skills, from pruning trees to sampling trees for surveys.
You'll learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.
You'll be assessed on assignments, one for each unit you complete.
Which level is right for me?
You may be new to forestry work or have some knowledge and basic skills. You want to develop your skills, perhaps to start work as a forest or arboricultural worker or prepare for further training.
You may have some experience in forestry work or have gained your Level 2 qualification. You want to develop the skills to be a more senior worker or manager, or to prepare for higher-level training.