This course is a good starting point for anyone wishing to start a career in forestry and arboriculture (tree surgery).


Scottish Rural College (SRUC), Scotland
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This course is available on the Scottish Rural College (SRUC) website.


If you're interested in working at any level in forestry and arboriculture, and have no prior experience, this course provides an introduction to a broad range of relevant topics, balanced with strong practical content.

You'll work on the college grounds and public and private forest estates to gain sound practical experience in the subject, and benefit from our well-established links within the industry, which have already helped many students obtain work experience and, in many cases, employment.

Virtual Experience

Take a look around the SRUC Virtual Experience for lots of great student videos and examples of what it’s like to study our courses, along with campus and facility tours.

SRUC holds open days regularly. Visit our listings page for details of our up-coming events.

About Scottish Rural College (SRUC)

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Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) was established in 2012 through the merger of the Scottish Agricultural College (SAC) with Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge Colleges. Through these institutions, we can trace our lineage back over 100 years.

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