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Forestry and Arboriculture - Level 2 at Askham Bryan College

Course description

This course aims to provide a basic understanding of the practical and theoretical elements of forestry and arboriculture. You will make use of the extensive natural resources as well as industry specific equipment in theory and practical sessions.



Course content

Course Themes:

• Tree identification and tree planting

• Plant science

• Arboricultural machinery

• Chainsaw use

• Tree climbing

• Pruning and felling operations

• Land-based business

• Work experience

• English and maths

Entry requirements

Level 2 Study Programmes:

4 GCSEs at grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) or above to include 2 from English, Maths and Science with at least a grade 2 (old GCSE grade E) in the remaining subject.


Your work is assessed throughout the course and will be demonstrated through written and practical assignments.

Financial information

For financial information please contact Student Support on 01904 772201 or email

Future opportunities

Further Study:

Level 3 Arboriculture


Junior arborist working for the local authorities, on private estates or for a landscaping company.

Further information
Telephone: 01904 772211

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 December 2017
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