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Forestry and Arboriculture Level 2 Diploma at Northumberland College

Course description

This Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture Level 2 is a practical based program for anyone who would like a introduction to the career opportunities available in the land based sector, particularly in arboriculture and forestry. The course is for people who are interested in working in tree surgery, forestry, tree management or self-employment.

Course content

You will study an exciting range of units including tree felling, tree climbing, ground based arboriculture, introduction to land based machinery operations, work experience and environmental and land based business

Entry requirements

You will need to have two GCSEs at grade D, or a relevant level 1 qualification.


Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments and observations, written assignments, and projects.

Future opportunities

After completing the course you could progress into employment, or onto a level 3 qualification in forestry and arboriculture or a related subject

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • Kirkley Hall is a stunning rural campus and a great environment to study in with specialist resources to meet the needs of our students. Combine this with our team of experience and highly skilled staff and you will see that a successful future will be yours.

      The college campus in Ponteland is approximately 8 miles from Newcastle city centre and is easily accessible by bus or car, so you can enjoy the best of city and rural life.

      You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career. Facilities include:

      • A 17th century rural estate with and grade II listed Kirkley Hall
      • An equestrian centre with indoor and outdoor riding arenas, 25 horse stable yard and specialist equine facilities
      • Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens with over 120 species
      • A veterinary centre and grooming parlour
      • An outdoor activity centre with high ropes and zip wire and sailing base at Blyth
      • Two farms; one at Kirkley and one in the Coquet Valley
      • Victorian walled gardens, over 1,330m2 of greenhouses and a garden design studio
      • Cyber Café
      • A Learning Resource Centre devoted to the land-based sector which includes a range of learning materials, an IT suite and quiet study areas
      • Halls of residence facilities