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Qualification name Advanced Technical Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation City & Guilds of London Institute
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 6th September 2022
Cost description Please contact South Staffordshire College on 0300 456 2424
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

Now is a good time to begin a career in forestry and arboriculture as nations wake up to the fact that we need to both protect and enhance our green spaces. Trees play an important part not only in our economy but also our wellbeing as a nation. There are a wide variety of jobs on offer in this sector from working on the ground as a tree officer or inspector, to the more adventurous climber working at height from a rope and harness. This technical route to employment or higher education has b

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

To study at level 3 you will need a minimum of 4 GCSE’s graded 4 or above, or equivalent qualifications.

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The skills and knowledge that are developed align to the needs of regional and national employers. There is a good balance of practical and theory topics with a strong emphasis on the practical skills that industry want to see. This includes the use and knowledge of strimmers, chainsaws, tractors, winches and technical equipment that aids tree survey work. There is obviously a great deal of time spent working with climbing kits such as ropes and harnesses that enable working at height. The progr

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No specific uniform is required and it is suggested you wait to buy appropriate PPE until you are sure this is the course for you.

This course will prepare you for a career as a: Ground Operative Climber Trainer Business owner Tree Officer Estate Manager Forester Contractor Craftsperson Machinery Specialist

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Name Rodbaston Campus
Address Rodbaston Campus
ST19 5PH
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