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 Certificate 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.


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.

Next Steps

Level 3 Diploma in Arboriculture Advanced/Intermediate 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
09-Sep-19 26-Jun-20 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Mon, Wed, 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). A test 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 - pens, pencils, ruler and eraser, A4 lever arch files. 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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