Forestry and Arboriculture - C&G Level 2 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 estate provides the ideal environment for you to gain practical skills and knowledge and also gives you the opportunity to develop essential employability skills. You will also get the opportunity to work on external sites for separate companies gaining vital experience.
Topics covered in the course: Maths & English, Health and safety and safe working practices, Work experience, habitat management, planting, cross cutting and stacking, aerial and ground level arboricultural skills, tree identification, wooden management, soil science and pests and diseases.
Direct entry - Minimum of 3 GCSEs D or above including Maths, English and Science Progression entry - A Level 1 qualification (Minimum entry 3 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. You will gain craftsperson status within the industry.
Following successful completion of the course, progression options include the level 3 diploma in arboriculture, or qualifications in Horticulture or Environmental Conservation. Apprenticeship routes are also available at Level 2 & 3 in forestry and arboriculture.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Durham College directly.