Originally Posted by daveclark890
I am looking to get some qualifications in Forestry Management
I am hoping that when I leave the army I will be able to work at a local Counrty Park as a Warden/Ranger type but really want to get a big qual to go with my tree felling and climbing quals.
They are two completely different things really, and it seems that getting a ranger job is normally a matter of picking your organisation and volunteering for them until someone retires or dies. Even then the odds are they won't be replaced.
A large part of working as a ranger is likely to be volunteer management, which may or may not be what you want to do. You are very unlikely to do any forestry work.
If you decide that rangering is actually what you want to do then a qualification in Countryside Management or Environmental Conservation would be worth considering, and find some local volunteering opportunities to get some experience and get to know people. Subscribe to the Countryside Jobs Service
to see what's around, what qualifications they are looking for and how little they pay!
If you want to go for forestry then a Foundation Degree or National Diploma in Forestry and/or woodland management would be worth considering. Then get in touch with local estates and contractors and try to get some work experience.