Course Title: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Arboriculture
Course Code: AB062
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 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Arboriculture is a one year Work-Based Learning course leading to a Diploma in Trees and Timber, along with NPTC certificates in chainsaw (maintenance, crosscutting and small tree felling); climbing and aerial rescue; stump grinder, polesaw and brushwood chipper.
Other subjects covered are tree planting and identification, health and safety, pollution control, emergency first aid and functional skills in English and maths (if necessary).
In conjunction with your employer we will work towards the skillset of an Arboricultural ‘groundsman’ who can assist a climber and deal with the equipment and products of tree surgery.
One day per week in college learning the theory (and taking tests) coupled with consolidation in the workplace to build a portfolio of evidence.