Level 2 Certificate in Forestry

ABC Awards Code C9301-02
Ofqual Code 601/3582/7
Assessment Pass/Fail Only
Total Qualification Time 210
Guided Learning 155
Recognised by Recognised by Royal Forestry Society as providing the skills required for this industry
Fee £64.20

This qualification is the theory component of the Royal Forestry Society RFS Certificate in Forestry. It is also a valuable stand-alone award designed for learners currently working in forestry to complement their experience and formalize professional skills and training. Learners will complete this qualification with a concrete understanding of the following:

  • Principles of woodlands, forestry and ecology including the history of woodland/forestry in Great Britain and system and management principles
  • The supply, planting and aftercare of woody plants
  • Woody plant physiology, structure, and defense mechanisms
  • The interaction of soil environments and woody plants
  • How to develop a systematic and logical method of inspecting trees, including common and statute law as applicable to tree surgery

Optional units include: Identify and Select Forestry and Woodland Trees for Planting and Principles of Practical Silviculture and Habitat Management


Learners who achieve this qualification will be able to continue in further education and training related to this area of expertise.