Course Title: Advanced Apprenticeship in Arboriculture
Course Code: AB064

Department: Arboriculture
Course Type: Apprenticeship

Arboriculture can be defined as the production and management of trees and shrubs in urban and rural environments where amenity is the primary objective.

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Arboriculture is a one year Work-Based Learning course leading to a Level 3 Diploma in Trees and Timber, along with NPTC certificates in Climbing and Rescue, Aerial Cutting of Trees using a Chainsaw, Aerial Tree Pruning and Aerial Tree Rigging.

The Advanced Apprenticeship is ideal for those wishing to progress their career in Arboriculture as a supervisor or chargehand and would suit someone with a basic understanding of the industry.

Study will include; business management, surveying, teamwork and health and safety alongside the practical aspects. Level 2 Functional skills in maths and English are available if required.



Diploma in Work-based Trees and Timber (QCF)

Course Content

Carry Out Pruning Operations (NPTC CS40 replacement) CS307
Use Chainsaw from Rope and Harness (NPTC CS39 replacement) CS308
Undertake Sectional Felling Techniques (NPTC CS41 replacement) CS309
Health and Safety
Business Management
Survey and Inspect Trees
Install Structural Supports for Trees
Manage and Control of Pests, Diseases and Disorders in Trees.

Entry Requirements

Intermediate Apprenticeship in Arboricuture or a relevent Level 2 qualification in Trees and Timber and have at least NPTC certificates in CS30 and CS31 or equivalent. Candidates will be accepted without a Level 2 qualification as long as they have NPTC CS30 and CS31 or equivalent certificates and hold GCSEs in English and maths at Grade C or above. Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture

Career Opportunities

Arboricultual Climber Arboricultural Supervisor/Chargehand Arboricultural Business Proprietor