Work Based Land Based Operations (Arboriculture) - C&G Level 1 Diploma at East Durham College
You will cover a mixture of theory and practical activities and will work to collect evidence throughout the year of the skills that you are gaining. This work will then be used to build a portfolio of evidence for the course. The Houghall Campus estate provides the ideal environment for you to gain practical skills and knowledge and also gives you the opportunity to develop essential employability skills.
Topics covered in the course: Maths & English, Health and safety and safe working practices, Work experience, habitat management, planting, cross cutting and stacking, working with trees, maintenance of structures and surfaces.
Direct entry - Minimum of 3 GCSEs or equivalent (Progress to functional skills (Entry 3) Progression entry - An Entry 3 qualification (Minimum entry 2 maths and English)
You will be assessed throughout the course through written tasks and practical activities.
If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.
Following completion of this course you may gain employment in the land-based sector, e.g. assisting in the forestry industry.
Following successful completion of the course, progression options include the level 2 diploma in arboriculture, a Level 2 Diploma in Practical Horticultural Skills or Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Environmental Conservation. Apprenticeship routes are also available at Level 2 in forestry and arboriculture.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Durham College directly.