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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Forestry & arboriculture Level 2

Level 2

Course code: F21D448
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level > Full Time
Duration: 1 year
Subject area: Forestry & arboriculture
Location: Holme Lacy
Additional Costs - £310.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

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.

Why choose us

All training needs can be met right here at our campus. The estate encompasses the campus, a working farm, parkland and working woodlands. We offer support for all students to ensure they enjoy their course and progress.

What you could do next

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.

Popular modules

  • Carry out Arboricultural Operations

  • Understand and Carry Out Basic Visual Tree Inspection

  • Undertake Tree Climbing and Tree Pruning Operations

  • Felling and Extraction of Timber

Assessment methods

Assessment will be through a number of coursework assignments

Entry requirements

A minimum of four GSCEs at grade 3, including English, maths and science