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Qualification: Forest thinner (no legal status)

Forest thinner (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Candidate are able to:

  • organise, work and monitor work within the group in a working environment according to the work quality standards in forestry,
  • operate machines, appliances, equipment, materials, energy and time responsibly and economically,
  • ensure their safety and the safety of others involved in the work process and protect the environment, 
  • communicate with various stakeholders taking into account the principles of efficient communication, 
  • use modern ICT as required in forestry,
  • perform site preparation, prepare the operating tools and the site, 
  • perform tree felling,
  • cut trees,
  • organise the site and implement forestry order,
  • carry out work under special and extreme conditions.

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Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.

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  • At least elementary education.

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Providers of procedures for identifying and validating national vocational qualifications are entered in a register of providers maintained in the relevant database of the National Reference Point for Occupational Qualifications. Providers include: vocational schools, companies, inter-company training centres, adult education centres and chambers of commerce.

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VALIDATION

During the guidance process the candidate prepares a portfolio,  which is assessed by a committee. If the portfolio submitted by the candidate contains  authentic, valid and adequate proof of the knowledge,  skills and competences defined in the occupational standard, the committee may: 

  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in full, 
  • validate the contents of the occupational standard in part and define the  knowledge, skills and competence to be verified, 
  • refuse to validate any of the contents of the occupational standard because  the candidate has not provided proof of any of the knowledge, skills and competences  defined in the occupational standard, in which case it will verify  the occupational standard in full.

METHODS OF VERIFICATION OF VOCATIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Practical test and oral presentation.
NQF Level: 
4
Access requirements: 
  • At least elementary education.
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Candidates demonstrate attainment of the knowledge, skills and competences defined in the catalogue of standards of vocational knowledge and skills.