Arboriculture

Introduction

Course Title: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Arboriculture
Course Code: AB062

Department: Arboriculture
Course Type: Day Release



Are you working in, or do you want to work in Arboriculture? Learn via initial training at college, followed by additional assessment at your place of work. You will build a portfolio of evidence at college and in the workplace.

Overview

Qualification

Diploma in Work-based Trees and Timber (QCF)

Course Content

Learn via initial training at college, followed by additional assessment at your place of work. Introduction to Arboriculture can be run in conjunction with the Apprenticeship scheme. You will build a portfolio of evidence at college and in the workplace. The completion of your portfolio will typically take between 12-18 months depending upon your skills and experience.

Maintain and Operate the Chainsaw (NPTC CS30 replacement) CS201/202
Fell Small Trees (NPTC CS31 replacement) CS203
Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue (NPTC CS38 replacement) CS208/308
Health and Safety
Tree Identification
Tree Planting
Arboriculture Ground Worker
Chipper Operations
Stump Grinding Operations
Chainsaw Pole Pruning Operations.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements but you will be required to take an English and maths assessment. You should be keen to learn new skills and have enthusiasm for the subject. You will be required to find suitable relevant employment. Mature students will be considered based on previous experience. Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

Level 3 Advanced Arboriculture (NPTC Level 3 Work Based Diploma in Arboriculture) (AB064) Award in Aerial Tree Pruning (AB074) Award in Aerial Tree Rigging (Sectional Felling) (AB078) Award for Felling Medium Sized Trees (AB157)

Career Opportunities

Arboricultural Groundsman Arboricultural Climber Landscaper/Groundsman