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Apprenticeship in Trees and Timber (Intermediate Level 2) at Newton Rigg College

Course description

Work-based learning and assessment at your place of work with some college based study. Learners must be in a paid work placement to commence an apprenticeship programme. The work-based route involves practising and demonstrating a range of practical and theory skills and includes completing a Work-Based Diploma at Level 2 plus Functional Skills at an appropriate level.

Course content

Course Themes:

• Chainsaw operations • Fencing • Control of pollution incidents • Identification of tree species • Tree planting, aftercare and maintenance • Chemical and mechanical weeding • English and maths  

Personal Learning and Thinking Workbook.  Plus additional opportunities exists to take NPTC/Lantra Qualifications specific to the role - additional charges may apply to student and or employer. Examples of some additional qualifications on the list are: CS30, CS31, CS38, CS39, Wood Chipper, Tractor Driving, PA1 and PA2 or 6, Manual Handling and First Aid.

Entry requirements

No Formal entry qualifications. You need an appropriate work placement or employment. We may be able to help you to find a suitable position.

Financial information

For financial information please contact 01768 893400 or email

Future opportunities

Further Study:

Apprentices successfully completing the

Apprenticeship can progress onto the Advanced

Apprenticeship in Trees and Timber or other Further

Education courses for example: Level 3 Extended Diploma in

Forestry and Arboriculture.


Forest Workers, Forest Rangers or Trainee Arborist.

Further information
Telephone: 01768 893400

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 September 2015
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