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.
Dates & Fees
|Start Date||End Date||Start Time||End Time||Mode of Attendance||Days of the Week||No of sessions|
|04-Sep-19||26-Jun-20||9.15 a.m.||4.45 p.m.||Full time||Wed, Thu, Fri||35|
|Total Fee Full Cost||Total Fee 19-23||Total Fee 24+|
NPTC tests can be arranged if your course tutors think you are of a suitable standard following KMC training. A test fee will be payable to the examining body.
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. Chainsaw Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to current industry standards is required for this course. Work equipment, harnesses, PPE, etc., are provided by the college, but candidates’ own may be used, subject to checks by the 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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