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Arboriculture and Forestry - Level 3 Diploma at Easton & Otley College

Course description

The course has a highly practical base, and includes theory elements for each unit of study which are designed to develop a higher understanding of the practical skills covered in Arboriculture and Forestry.

It carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels.

Course content

Course content includes:

  • Investigative Project
  • Principles of Plant and Soil Science
  • Plant Establishment and Maintenance
  • Arboricultural Tree Identification, Planting and Care
  • Arboricultural Tree Climbing, Pruning and Dismantling
  • Tree Pests and Diseases
  • Woodland Management
  • Tree Biology
  • Tree Surveys and Reports
  • Landbased Machinery
  • Forest and Woodland Management
  • Specialist Forest Machinery

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grades A-C (English, Maths and Science at Grade C or above) Diploma Level 2 (Merit/ Distinction overall).

Future opportunities

This course will prepare you for a range of roles within the arboriculture industry. On completion you could become a contracting tree surgeon, a junior arboriculture officer in local government, a tree surveyor, a woodland manager or progress onto a Higher Education course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easton & Otley College directly.

Last updated date: 08 April 2016

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    • The many excellent facilities at Easton & Otley College give you a once-in-lifetime opportunity to further your ambitions and help you get the very most from your time with us.

      A self-contained campus located 9 miles outside Ipswich, Otley caters for a wide range of courses in a number of specialist buildings, many of which have been recently refitted and refurbished.  It’s a well-connected campus, with an extensive and ever-expanding network of direct bus routes linking Otley to all parts of Suffolk and Essex.