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Arboriculture and Forestry Advanced Certificate Level 3 at Capel Manor College

Course description

This course will give you the knowledge and skills required from a competent arboriculture professional. You will choose three of the topics described in the arboriculture and forestry course topic list. This part-time course is right for you if you are restricted by time and/or other commitments.

Course content

Arboriculture and forestry course topics

  • tree felling
  • tree identification
  • how to survey trees
  • advanced climbing practices
  • pest and disease identification
  • machinery use
  • getting added value from timber products
  • woodland management
  • forestry recreation.

Entry requirements

You will need at least one of the following:

  • at least 4 GCSEs at grades A* to C including a science related subject
  • an overall Distinction in an Arboriculture and Forestry Diploma (Level 2) or equivalent
  • relevant prior learning or experience gained in an appropriate professional environment will be considered
  • independent study skills are needed to be successful at this level
  • you will be encouraged to attend our Summer School.

You will be asked to attend an interview to explore your interests, experience and ambitions and complete an initial assessment so that we can help you study. References are also considered.

We want all of our students to maximise their personal development and prospects for employment or further study. While on your course you will continue to build skills relevant to work and study on our Skills Development programmes, which may include English, maths or computer skills.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this course will enable you to top-up units to a full Arboriculture and Forestry Advanced Diploma (Level 3), one of our professional training courses or employment in the industry in a broad range of jobs, including: woodland management, arborist, tree officer or a tree surgeon.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Capel Manor College directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2016
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    • The Enfield centre is set in 30 acres of idyllic parkland, themed and wooded/wilderness gardens, plus water features and a range of trial gardens, sponsored by Which? Gardening. The College also runs a working farm at nearby Forty Hall, including a community market garden, orchard and vineyard, close to Enfield Council’s historic Forty Hall Museum and conference centre,

      Capel Manor estate records go back to the 13th century, whilst the present Georgian manor house can be traced back to 1750. During the mid 1960s, the eminent local horticulturist Frances Perry, resident nearby, suggested to the local council that it could lease the badly neglected gardens of Capel Manor and a few outbuildings, in order to train craftsmen gardeners (then mostly employed in local authority Parks departments).

      Enfield agreed and in 1968 the first group of students began training. There were twelve students then. Forty four years later, we welcome close to three thousand students.