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SVQ Level 2 Trees and Timber (SCQF Level 5)

Qualification Structure


The SVQ Level 2 Trees and Timber consists of 4 Mandatory Units and 6 Optional Units.


Mandatory Units (Candidates must complete all four units)


  • Identify tree species and their properties

  • Monitor and maintain health, safety and security

  • Control pollution incidents

  • Establish and maintain working relationships with others


Optional Units (Candidates must complete six of the following units)


  • Assist with forest and mooreland fire fighting

  • Carry Out Post Planting Tree Protection and Maintenance

  • Carry Out Routine Maintenance of Chainsaw and Cutting System

  • Cross-Cut Timber Using a Chainsaw 

  • Fell Trees Using a Chainsaw

  • Plant Trees

  • Process Arisings from Tree Operations

  • Remove Branches from Felled Trees Using a Chainsaw

  • Sever Uprooted or Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw

  • Treat and Dispose of Stumps

  • Use a Pole Mounted Pruner


How long will it take to complete?


On average it will take between 12 and 15 months to complete the qualification


Where will I study?


The qualification is work-based, with the majority of training taking place in the work environment. Performance, knowledge and understanding will be assessed in a number of ways including a personal portfolio of evidence and tutor observations.

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