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Arboriculture - Level 2 Diploma at Easton & Otley College

Course description

Aimed at school leavers or those new to the industry, this is an ideal introduction where you’ll learn tree climbing, tree surgery, pruning, felling, machinery operations, estate skills and planting.


Course content

Course content includes:

  • Tree identification
  • Tree climbing
  • Pest and diseases 
  • Plant and soil science
  • Forest and woodland management
  • Machinery operations

This course has a highly practical base, with real-life industry practical activities and projects. To make the experience as industry related as possible, many projects are included in the delivery of the course.

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs Grades D - G including Maths and English at D or a Level 1 Qualification with 3 Functional Skills.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma, work as a tree surgeon, or work for the local authority after completing this 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.