Forestry and Arboriculture Level 3 90 Credit Diploma at Northumberland College
The course is for people who would like a career in tree surgery, local authority tree management or self-employment. The ability to manage trees is the focus of this training. This will involve every aspect of tree work from planning, planting, maintenance to practical Tree care operations. This is an exciting career with great employment prospects both in the private and public sectors and the skills provided on this course will prepare you for both. Many graduates have also travelled abroad on completion of the program, so enrolment on this program could lead not just to employment but to a whole new way of life!
You will study exciting units including: Tree climbing, tree pruning, legal aspects, plant science, tree identification, tree planting, tree felling and chainsaw use, Heritage Gardens and arboreta, Specialist machinery.
To study on the course you will need to be over 16 and have one of the following entry requirements: - 4 GCSEs at grade C or above Intermediate GNVQ First Diploma Mature students and applicants with a significant level of experience will also be considered
Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/ observations, written assignments, and identification tests. There will be regular Tutorials to assess your progress and opportunities to discuss your future and additional qualifications that might enhance your future career prospects.
After completing the course you could build on what you have already achieved by studying a further 9 units. This would allow you to gain an Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (Arboriculture). Completing the course could also allow you to gain employment as a Tree surgeon, local authority tree inspector, and Assistant tree officer.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.