Diploma in Work-based Trees and Timber (QCF)
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
Arboriculture Ground Worker
Stump Grinding Operations
Chainsaw Pole Pruning Operations.
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.
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)