Horticulture

Introduction

Course Title: Level 3 – 90 Credit Diploma in Arboriculture
Course Code: HR212

Department: Horticulture
Course Type: Full time



Arboriculture is a growing industry with plenty of opportunities for people who are interested and enthusiastic about trees. Arboriculturists care for the nation’s trees in rural and urban situations, devising and implementing the plans to plant, prune and fell trees. (Did not include this sentence in prospectus: "It is a fast growing industry with plenty of opportunities for people who are interested and enthusiastic about trees.")

You will learn and practice modern methods of arboricultural techniques and tree care on the Kingston Maurward College estate and in local woodland sites.

This course includes a large amount of practical and theory work giving students the opportunity and confidence to become suitably skilled for a career in a variety of technical roles, including woodland management, professional tree care and allied industries.

Overview

Qualification

90-Credit Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (QCF)

Course Content

Units include:
Advanced arboricultural practices
Tree felling and chainsaw use
Machinery use
Tree care and pruning
Identification, planting and establishment of trees
Plant science
Soil science
Identification of pests and diseases
Tree surveys and inspections
Training towards NPTC qualifications in chainsaw use and tree climbing
Weekly work experience and a 3 week block at Easter for work experience.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English and maths. Mature students lacking formal qualifications will be considered based on previous experience. You will be required to complete a work placement. Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

Further NPTC mandatory qualifications (prospectus did not include:", for example dismantling and felling") Advanced Apprenticeship in Arboriculture

Career Opportunities

Work with landscapers, arborists or on estates Arboricultural Worker/Tree Surgeon Arboriculturist Forest Officer Forest Worker