Modern forestry and arboriculture practices involve far more than just growing trees for timber. There are numerous career options depending on your interests and goals, which range from managing large forests to managing trees for amenity and urban landscapes.

You will gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge that are important when you are working in a tree work setting, or progressing to further learning and training in this area e.g. a L2 apprenticeship or L3 Forestry and Arboriculture Full Time Course.

This qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work within the forestry and arboriculture industries. You will study the following mandatory content:

  • Working in a forestry or arboriculture related business

  • Introduction to the forestry and arboriculture sectors

  • Health and safety for the land-based industries

  • Tools and equipment

  • Environment and conservation

  • Introduction to plant science

  • Tree classification and Identification

  • Tree establishment

  • Tree and woodland management