This course provides a practical introduction to the skills required to work safely and effectively in the forestry and arboriculture industries. You will follow a seasonal work pattern, gaining a wide range of experience by working and learning on the College’s 250-hectare woodland and parkland estate. There is the opportunity to develop broader skills, which will support your progression towards a rewarding and satisfying career. Establishing a broad understanding of the working environment is vital to becoming a valued and useful member of any forestry or arboricultural business.
Study options may include Forestry or Arboriculture Apprenticeship Levels 2 or 3 or Industry-based Certificates of Competence. Employment options may include forest/ woodland worker in public or private sectors, grounds and estate maintenance, etc.
Carry out Arboricultural Operations
Understand and Carry Out Basic Visual Tree Inspection
Undertake Tree Climbing and Tree Pruning Operations
Felling and Extraction of Timber