Course Title: Level 2 – Diploma in Arboriculture
Course Code: HR203

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Full time

Arboriculturists care for the nation's trees in rural, urban, private and public spaces.

Arboriculturists plant trees, climb trees and use chainsaws to perform tree surgery. Be part of this energetic and exciting industry!

The Level 2 Diploma in Arboriculture is an ideal way for school leavers to start in the tree industry. This course is a blend of theory and practical sessions which will build on your love of the outdoors. Learn a wide range of skills which will give you opportunities for future study or entry to employment.



Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (QCF)

Course Content

Units include:
Work related experience
Environment and land-based business
Ground-based arboriculture skills
Tree climbing and pruning
Plant and soil science
Machinery skills
Training towards NPTC certificates in chainsaw use
English and maths for students who do not have GCSE grades 4/C.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs minimum grade 3/2 or D/E, including English and maths. You will be required to complete a weekly work placement. You will need a keen interest and enthusiasm in arboriculture. Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

Level 3 Certificate in Arboriculture Advanced/Intermediate Apprenticeship in Arboriculture

Career Opportunities

Employment in arboricultural, forestry or allied businesses, work with tree surgeon, work with contractors for utility, road, rail and housing tree projects, domestic garden tree work.