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Forest Operative

Managing trees, plants and the environment in forests and woodland.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
24 months
Current funding band
Up to £12,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
  • candidates must have achieved level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 3 to 1 or D to G) before starting this apprenticeship
What apprentices will learn
  • identifying trees and plants
  • controlling pests and diseases
  • understanding the timber industry
  • principles of plant growth and development
  • how to use equipment correctly
  • apprentices must take level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C) before doing their end-point assessment
Professional registration

None specified.

End Point Assessment

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