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Qualification: Certificate of professional qualification: Forester

Certificate of professional qualification: Forester

Qualification Information

Learning outcomes are formulated in accordance with the relevant occupational standard: Occupational standards register



Competences:

1. Professional activities necessary for performing the basic tasks
knowledge at the imaginary level:
1.1. FSC and PEFC Forestry Certification Standards;
1.2. employment relationship;
1.3. the basics of physiology of trees.
2. Professional activities necessary for performing the basic tasks
knowledge at the level of awareness:
2.1. forestry;
2.2. the properties and effects of plant protection products;
2.3. nature protection requirements;
2.4. environmental protection requirements;
2.5. labor protection requirements;
2.6. timber assortment quality requirements;
2.7. fire safety requirements.
3. Professional activities necessary for performing the basic tasks
knowledge at the level of use:
3.1. forestry development, restoration and care tools, their use
techniques, maintenance and repair;
3.2. forestry technologies;
3.3. labor safety regulations;
3.4. planting and storage conditions;
3.5. forest restoration and maintenance requirements;
3.6. growing pruning requirements;
3.7. forestry plant protection products;
3.8. fire regulations and fire behavior;
3.9. first aid;
3.10. professional communication in the state language and in one foreign language.



Skills:

1. Work with different hands, necessary for carrying out work duties
tools and a brushcutter, carry out maintenance and simple repairs.
2. Shorten the root system of the planting material.
3. Use plant protection products for plant protection.
4. Plant trees and plantations of bare-tree trees.
5. Determine the location and number of plantations in the area to be planted.
6. Copy forest crops and young plants with a brushcutter.
7. Saw the palm trees in the forest stands.
8. Identify technological corridors in the felling area.
9. Apply tree felling aids.
10. Cut the branches in a stack or place it on the way.
11. Evaluate the quality of tree trunks.
12. Sort individual assortment of timber.
13. Saw the crowns of growing trees in forest areas and seedlings,
using hand tools.
14. Mow grass between the rows of trees.
15. Work in conditions related to work environment risks.
16. Sow tree seeds.
17. Sort and rearrange the seedlings.
18. Carry out works.
19. When planting and properly storing the planting material.
20. Observe labor protection requirements.
21. Use personal protective equipment.
22. Use safe and ergonomic working techniques.
23. Provide first aid.
24. Understand and respect nature and environmental protection requirements and work
without compromising the environment.
25. Carry out work duties in accordance with FSC and PEFC Forestry
certification standards.
26. Observe the fire safety regulations.
27. Assess the risk of fire spreading.
28. Act in the event of a fire.
29. Observe the requirements of employment legal relations.



Knowledge:

1. Work with different hands, necessary for carrying out work duties
tools and a brushcutter, carry out maintenance and simple repairs.
2. Shorten the root system of the planting material.
3. Use plant protection products for plant protection.
4. Plant trees and plantations of bare-tree trees.
5. Determine the location and number of plantations in the area to be planted.
6. Copy forest crops and young plants with a brushcutter.
7. Saw the palm trees in the forest stands.
8. Identify technological corridors in the felling area.
9. Apply tree felling aids.
10. Cut the branches in a stack or place it on the way.
11. Evaluate the quality of tree trunks.
12. Sort individual assortment of timber.
13. Saw the crowns of growing trees in forest areas and seedlings,
using hand tools.
14. Mow grass between the rows of trees.
15. Work in conditions related to work environment risks.
16. Sow tree seeds.
17. Sort and rearrange the seedlings.
18. Carry out works.
19. When planting and properly storing the planting material.
20. Observe labor protection requirements.
21. Use personal protective equipment.
22. Use safe and ergonomic working techniques.
23. Provide first aid.
24. Understand and respect nature and environmental protection requirements and work
without compromising the environment.
25. Carry out work duties in accordance with FSC and PEFC Forestry
certification standards.
26. Observe the fire safety regulations.
27. Assess the risk of fire spreading.
28. Act in the event of a fire.
29. Observe the requirements of employment legal relations.

Reference Data

EQF Level:
Thematic area:
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Location:
NQF Level: 
3
Awarding body: 

- Mācību centrs "Buts"

Awarding body contact info: 

LĀČPLĒŠA IELA 125, RĪGA, LV-1003
Tālr.: 67221736
Fakss: 67221744
E-pasts: buts@buts.lv

Source of information: 
National occupation classification: 

ISCO-08

Relationship type: 

Forest worker (6210 05)

Access requirements: 

From the age of 15, the transcript of records for partially acquired general basic education OR Certificate of general basic education

Ways to acquire: 

Formal (through education programmes) or
Formal (through non-formal education acquired competence recognition process, completing the qualifications professional examination)