NPA Woodland Operations at SCQF level 6

NPA Woodland Operations at SCQF level 6

National Progression Awards (NPAs) assess a defined set of skills and knowledge in specialist vocational areas, linked to National Occupational Standards. The NPA in Woodland Operations at SCQF level 6 introduces learners to techniques that are important in the forestry sector and covers areas such as coppiced woodlands, mobile sawmills, green woodworking and woodfuel processing and supply.

This NPA develops specialist knowledge and understanding of forestry; practical, technical and transferable skills; oral, written and evaluation abilities; resource management; problem solving and planning; organisational and communication skills.

The qualification is available through colleges and training providers.

Why study this qualification

The NPA is suitable for:

  • learners who are at school or who have just left school
  • mature candidates who have been out of education for a long period of time
  • individuals who are currently in employment and wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • those who are looking to access HN programmes
  • learners who want to study at a pace and style that they determine
  • employees who want to develop their careers
  • individuals who are seeking national recognition of their achievements
  • employers who wish their employees to take part in short continuing professional development courses

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, it is recommended that learners entering the SCQF level 6 award have completed some training at SCQF level 5.

Employment and progression

The SCQF level 6 award could provide progression to:

  • SCQF level 7
  • an HNC/HND in Forestry or Arboriculture and Urban Forestry or related area
  • an SVQ in the trees and timber sector
  • employment in the forestry sector

Qualification structure

Group Award code: GJ14 46 (36 SCQF credit points)

NPA Woodland Operations (GJ14 46) Group Award Specification (508 KB)

The NPA in Woodland Operations at SCQF level 6 consists of four mandatory Units (24 SCQF credit points) and six optional Units (12 SCQF credit points).

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Qualification structure

Group Award code: GJ14 46 (36 SCQF credit points)

NPA Woodland Operations (GJ14 46) Group Award Specification (508 KB)

The NPA in Woodland Operations at SCQF level 6 consists of four mandatory Units (24 SCQF credit points) and six optional Units (12 SCQF credit points).

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How to assess

Assessment of this award will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed- and open-book assessment conditions. It is recommended that centres refer to the assessment and Evidence Requirements for each Unit.

The delivery of the award is at the individual centres discretion.

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