FORE200-24A (C) Any Time Start 2024

BForSc Practical Requirements

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


This course provides the means for students to complete the non-academic requirements for the BForSc. The requirements are completion of four field trips, completion of a Forestry General Requirements workshop; presentation of a current approved First Aid Certificate during their period study and complete 90 days of practical work experience. Students are required to provide two reports based on a minimum of 30 days of practical work experience and 30 days of professional practice. The other 30 days of work experience can be either practical or professional and confirmation of all work experience must be provided by the immediate line manager or Human Resources department of the employing company.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will acquire a range of practical non-academic skills and understanding relating to field work, forestry site visits and general forestry skill sets that underpin forestry in its broadest sense. Students will see and undertake a range of field-based activities reflecting current practice in the industry.
  • Students will experience employment in the forest industry. Students are required to present two work experience reports: one based on practical work; and one based on professional practice. The reports are expected to reflect on the structure of the business; the student's role within the company; skills and personal attributes required; forestry technical skills required; and evaluate the skills and knowledge that would have assisted in the role. Students are required to provide confirmation from the employer of the number of days work experience reported.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.


Bruce Manley

Contact Person

Jeanette Allen


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Participation in field trips and workshops 50%
Practical Work Experience and Reports 50%


Students will complete the following non-academic requirements across the four-year duration of the degree:

• Four programme field trips (run in the Easter term break each year)
• Present a current approved First Aid Certificate
• Complete a Forestry General Requirements Workshop
• Complete a total of 90 days of practical work experience and present two reports covering a minimum of 30 days employment in each report.

For further information see School of Forestry .

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