Course Title: Level 2 Certificate in Forestry & Arboriculture
Course Code: HR219

Department: Arboriculture
Course Type: Full time

Foresters & arboriculturists care for the nation's trees in rural, urban, private and public spaces.
Be part of this energetic and exciting industry!
The Level 2 Certificate in forestry & arboriculture is an ideal way for school leavers to start in the tree industry. This course is a blend of theory and practical sessions and builds on your enthusiam for this industry. Learn a wide range of skills which will give you opportunities for future study or entry to employment.



C&G Level 2 Technical Certificate in Forestry & Arboriculture

Course Content

Health and safety & Working in the land and wildlife industry
Machinery, tools and equipment
Understanding the environment, conservation and science of trees & plants
Tree classification and identification
Tree establishment and woodland management
English and maths for students who do not have GCSE grades 4/C or Level 2 Functional Skills.

Entry Requirements

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

Next Steps

Level 3 Diploma in Arboriculture Apprenticeship in Arboriculture

Career Opportunities

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

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
07-Sep-20 25-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Wed, Thur, Fri 35
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

NPTC tests can be arranged if your course tutors think you are of a suitable standard following KMC training (dependent on attendance). An assessment fee will be payable to the examining body.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Basic stationery: calculator, pens, paper and lever arch files Suitable outdoor clothing - the clothing must be suitable for environment, weather and time of year Protective overalls Steel toe capped work boots Hi-vis yellow vest Tetanus protection is recommended All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager


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