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Arboriculture Advanced Apprenticeship Diploma at Derby College

Course description

You will be provided with a broad range of skills required to work competently within the arboriculture industry at a supervisory level. Practical and work skills will be developed in the workplace while theoretical background knowledge will be taught and reviewed mainly at College. The units selected will be dependent on what area of the industry you are involved in, and will be chosen in consultation with you and your employer.

Course content

  • Level 3 Work-Based Diploma in Trees and Timber
  • Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English

Entry requirements

You must be in employment, with some supervisory responsibility, 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 safety boots, overalls, waterproofs and writing materials.

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

Future opportunities

You can consider undertaking a Level 4 management programme. There is also a range of short courses and certificates of competence relevant to the industry that you can undertake.

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