Arboriculture (Forestry and Tree Care) (Level 2) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Arboriculture (Forestry and Tree Care) (Level 2) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Subject Area: Arboriculture (Forestry and Tree Care) Suffolk Rural (Otley)


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2020
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 145609
  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs Grade 3-1 (D-G) or above, to include English and maths at 3 (D); or

    Level 1 qualification at Merit/Distinction (including English and maths at 3 (D) or above).

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus.

    This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture is for you if you are looking to start a career within the forestry or arboricultural sector.

    The course is aimed at school leavers and those new to the industry, and gives an ideal introduction to aspects of forestry and arboriculture. This qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the forestry and arboriculture industries.

    The management of trees by professional tree surgeons is an unusual mix of technical and practical skills, with a desire to work outdoors. Forestry involves the management, support, protection and harvesting of wood, together with the management of recreational and leisure areas. Our campus provides specialist arboriculture machinery and excellent facilities to learn in.

    You will learn about working in a forestry or arboriculture related business, health & safety in the land-based industry, tools and equipment, environment and conservation, plant science, tree classification and identification, tree establishment, and tree and woodland management.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

    Course Highlights

    • Tree identification
    • Tree climbing
    • Pests and diseases
    • Plant and soil science
    • Forest and woodland business management
    • Machinery Operations

    Next Steps

    This course will prepare you for training in range of jobs within the arboriculture and forestry industries, such as: arboriculture/forestry worker, forestry team member, tree nursery worker. Or, you can use this qualification to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2020.

    For all students aged 19+ fees will be £1622.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.