Course Title: Level 1 Practical Arboriculture Skills
Course Code: HR225

Department: Arboriculture
Course Type: Full time

Combining a mixture of theory and practical, this is a very hands-on qualification ideally suited to someone who wishes to investigate a career in arboriculture and perhaps study further. No previous knowledge is required, but a willingness to learn new skills and develop knowledge of the world of arboriculture is needed. This a basic introductory course covering a whole range of skills and knowledge around trees, shrubs, machinery and other countryside skills.

You will be taught with like-minded learners with the same interest in the outdoors where you will develop your personal and social skills. Take advantage of our fantastic resources and find out about the wide range of opportunities that are on offer within this dynamic industry.


Course Content

Units include:
Growing trees and shrubs (selection, establishment, care and maintenance)
Wildlife and countryside skills
Propagating plants
Plant identification
Use of a range of tools, machinery and equipment
Health and safety
English and maths.

Next Steps

Level 2 -Technical Certificate in Arboriculture Level 2 - Technical Certificate in Wildlife, Ecology & Conservation Level 2 - Technical Certificate in Horticulture

Career Opportunities

With further training: tree surgeon, wildlife ranger/warden, garden maintenance and landscaper.

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
09-Sep-19 24-Jun-20 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Mon, Tue, Wed 35
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Basic stationery - pens, pencils, ruler and eraser. Protective overalls, work gloves and steel toe-capped boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course instructor. Practical clothing suitable for the weather conditions necessary at all times. Polo shirts and sweatshirts are available for purchase at College.


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