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Arboriculture Intermediate Apprenticeship Diploma at Derby College

Course description

You will be provided with a foundation in the broad range of skills required to work competently within the arboriculture industry. Practical skills will be developed in the workplace while theoretical background knowledge will be taught and reviewed mainly at College.

Course content

The Diploma in Work-based Trees and Timber Level 2 enables you to develop the skills in forestry and arboriculture that employers are looking for. Pathways include forestry establishment, maintenance and harvesting, green wood trades, and arboriculture.

This qualification is for anyone aged 16 or over with a job or work placement as a forest worker. You don't need any previous qualifications or experience to get started.

Entry requirements

You must be in employment and committed to a career in the arboriculture industry. You will undergo an initial assessment before starting the programme to ensure that you are capable of achieving the outcomes and have an interest in this area of work.

Assessment

Training is largely work-based with ongoing practical assessments undertaken in your workplace. You will keep a portfolio of evidence of your practical ability and theoretical understanding.

Financial information

You will need full PPE which should be provided by your employer including safety boots, trousers and helmet with ear defence and visor, waterproofs and writing materials.

For apprentices over the age of 19, an employer contribution is required.

Future opportunities

The Diploma in Work-based Trees and Timber enables you to develop the skills in forestry and arboriculture that employers are looking for.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 January 2016