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Forestry and Arboriculture

Diploma Level 2

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 2
Start date Sep 2021 / Sep 2022
Duration 1 year

Do you have a keen interest in trees and also a head for heights? Our Level 2 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture will provide you with the skills of how to manage, cultivate and care for trees and forests.

Our Arboriculture students have access to an exciting range of specialist resources at the College. With over 440 hectares of estate including woodland, large specimen trees and ornamental shrubs our fully equipped workshops have a range of machinery including brushwood chippers, chainsaws, mobile elevated, platforms and tree climbing ropes and harnesses.

Guided by our expert staff and guest lecturers you’ll gain invaluable practical experience combined with theory-based learning.

Through practical and theory based learning you will develop your skills in identifying and surveying a wide range of trees and plants. Guided by our expert lecturers you will learn the operation and maintenance of relevant equipment to ensure safe working practises. You'll take part in theory sessions based on the science behind trees.

This is a full time course taking place on three full days per week. There will be a mix of practical and theoretical work which are split into two hour lessons. You will have regular breaks including a lunch break.

Vocational and professional qualifications are taught through college based theory and practical lessons with further learning and understanding developed via directed self-study. Assessment consists of internally set coursework and assignments, although some professional and vocational qualifications may require the achievement of externally set assessments.

You could progress on to one of our Level 3 courses, or an apprenticeship. Alternatively, you could go on to work as an assistant groundsman, assistant woodland officer, assistant estate worker or assistant tree surgeon/inspector.

Four GCSEs at grade 2-3 (D-E) or equivalent or a Level 1 Diploma in a related subject.

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Our Arboriculture students had a fantastic session exploring contemporary issues in the land-based environment. It'…

16th September 2021