This practical and hands-on course will give you the knowledge and understanding required for a career in arboriculture or forestry. This qualification will be particularly useful if you want to be employed as a practical worker within the arboriculture industry. You will also complete around 150 hours of industry-based work experience.
|Qualification name||BTEC Technical Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||4th September 2023|
|Cost description||Please note - our provison offer for 23/24 is currently being finalised. Start and/or end dates may change. Fees may also be subject to change.|
You will need at least one of the following: At least three GCSEs at grade 3 and above (D and above) or equivalent, successful completion of a Level 1 Diploma will be taken into consideration on application and a real interest in the chosen subject. Relevant prior learning or experience gained in an appropriate professional environment will be considered and you will be encouraged to attend our Summer School.
You will learn chainsaw maintenance, machinery use, tree felling, tree identification, tree climbing and pruning operations.
You will need to bring a notepad and pen, once you have enrolled onto your chosen course, your course tutor will be in touch to inform you of what PPE you will need to bring.
Successful completion of this course with suitable grades will enable you to progress to an Arboriculture (Tree Management) and Forestry Advanced Diploma (Level 3), the Arborist Apprenticeship, or employment in the arboriculture or forestry industries.