Arboriculture

Introduction

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

Department: Arboriculture
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.

Overview

Qualification

Technical Certificate in Forestry & Arboriculture

Course Content

Units include:
Health and safety for land-based industries
Introduction to the forestry and arboriculture sector
Environment and conservation
Tree classification and identification
Introduction to plant science
Tree establishment
Tree and woodland management
Tools and equipment
English and maths for students who do not have GCSE grades 4/C or Level 2 Functional Skills.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs minimum grade 3/2 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.