Advanced Technical Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture
Tree felling and chainsaw use
Land-based industry machine use
Tree care and pruning
Identification, planting and establishment of trees
Plant and soil science
Identification of pests, diseases and disorders of trees
Principles of health and safety
Training towards NPTC qualifications in chainsaw use and tree climbing
Weekly work experience and a 3 week block at Easter for work experience.
4 GCSEs minimum grades 9-3 or A*-D, 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.
Further NPTC mandatory qualifications
Advanced Apprenticeship in Arboriculture
Work with landscapers, arborists or on estates, arboricultural worker/tree surgeon, arboriculturist, forest officer, forest worker.