Forestry, Arboriculture & Countryside Management
- Forestry & Arboriculture
- Countryside Management
- Why choose Cambria?
- Short Courses
- Links with Industry
- Career Paths
Forestry & Arboriculture
If you are interested in working in the countryside and you have aspirations of working or managing countryside environments, woodlands and forests then Llysfasi has one of the finest practical resources on offer, located in the beautiful Vale of Clywd.
The area has outstanding flora and fauna, a wide range of natural species of vegetation and wildlife and provides an excellent resource for practical work and bringing theory into practice.
The college has a 970 acre estate including 150 acres of dedicated conservation woodlands, commercial forestry plantations and amenity trees. The farm estate has a range of commercial farmland, heath, hedgerows and other habitats managed within the Glastir scheme.
We offer a range of countryside programmes selected for their diverse career opportunities within this exciting and growing industry. These are for people with interests in the arts of rural and country estate management, wildlife conservation, commercial forestry and arboriculture or more domestic careers in tree surgery.
Whilst studying you will use a range of specialist machinery including chainsaws, brushcutters, wood chippers, skidders, forwarders and other timber processing equipment.
Delivered within 970 acres of farm, woodland, heath, hedgerows and other habitats managed within the Glastir scheme.
Close links to partner organisations will give you excellent opportunities to study and work on a wide variety of habitats and sites, including woodlands, heath and moorland, ranging from the coast right up to the mountain tops. With plenty of hands on practical experience, including the use of machinery, tractors, ATVs, brushcutters and chainsaws. You will also have the opportunity to undertake external assessments to gain certificates for use of chainsaws, brushcutters, wood chippers, pesticide spraying and ATVs. Industrial work placements are integral to the course and contribute to future employment opportunities.
Why choose Cambria?
- Catered residential accommodation
- Extensive fleet of vehicles, tractors, field machinery and equipment
- Purpose built Agricultural Teaching Centre with laboratory facilities
- Extensive specialist workshops and modern welding facilities
- Visits to industry shows and competitions
- Lectures, guest speakers and demonstrations from industry specialists
- Entering competitions and shows
- Work experience with local employers
- Clubs and societies
- Community and volunteering opportunities