Forest Machine Operator Skills Development Courses

The United Kingdom Forest Products Association (UKFPA) has confirmed that the next series of Forest Machine Operator Skills Development courses are now available for booking.

The courses, will, as before, be based on SRUC Barony Campus, near Dumfries and  are the culmination of much work by UKFPA and its partners.  They are particularly grateful for the support received from the Scottish Government, Forest Enterprise Scotland and John Deere Forestry Limited.

The series of 3, 8-week intensive and practical courses will be held on:-

  • Monday 14th August – Friday 6th October 2017
  • Monday 23rd October – Friday 15th December 2017
  • Monday 8th January – Friday 2nd March 2018

All enquiries and bookings should be made to Rachel Fraser, Training Manager at SRUC Barony Campus, Tel: 01387 242906. E-mail:

Details can also be found on the SRUC website at