What are your options in forestry after college?
College courses are the ideal way to gain the basic knowledge, skills and experience required to enter the forestry sector. Further education qualifications combine practical skills development and theoretical knowledge building based on your selected field of study. Courses are delivered over 2, 3 and 4 days a week so provide eager students with the opportunity to gain relevant experience by combining their studies with part-time employment or volunteering. Completing qualifications in forestry and urban forestry can open the door to university or a range of employment opportunities.
Completed a Level 2 Qualification
BTEC Level 2 Diplomas are the equivalent to four GCSEs at grade C or better when completed successfully. Students that have completed a level 2 qualification in their selected forestry sector can continue onto any of the following options;
If you wish to complete further academic studies at level 3 this may be reliant on you achieving a specific grad in your level 2 qualification. To find out if this is the case you should ask the education establishment where you plan to undertake your level 3 qualification what their entry requirements are.
Completed a Level 3 Qualification
Successful completion of level 3 courses with the achievement of an agreed grade can often lead to opportunities to study various Higher Education qualifications. If you are considering applying to university to complete any of the following, HNC/HND, Foundation Degree or BSc Hons you should speak to college staff who can advise you on UCAS points that you are predicted to achieve on completion of your current level 3 qualification. Academic entry requirements vary, so applicants should check with individual institutions the wish to attend. If you do not wish to continue on into Higher Education you can look at apprenticeships or full/part-time employment.