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Level 3

Course code: F21B597
Type: Apprenticeship
Duration: 24-27 months
Subject area: Forestry & arboriculture
Location: Holme Lacy
No fee information available

About the course

From the moment a tree seed is collected from the wild and sown in a tree nursery, right up to when the mature trees in a forest or woodland are felled, there are many inter-linked businesses involved in their establishment, management and harvesting. These all offer interesting work options. Career opportunities include running your own forestry, contracting or arboriculture/ tree surgery, contributing to efforts to tackle issues as varied as climate change and social exclusion, as well as conserving rare wildlife and producing sustainable timber.

What qualification will I gain?

  • A certificate of completion from the Institute for Apprenticeships

  • Various short-course industry qualifications (such as chainsaw etc.)

Why choose us

HLNSC have industry-qualified tutors with substantial experience in this subject area.

What you could do next

  • Apprentices can progress onto the Level 4 Arboriculturist, Level 6 (degree level) Professional Forester, Level 6 (degree level) Professional Arboriculturist courses

Entry requirements

  • Suitable employment on or prior to starting the apprenticeship training progarmme.

  • An appropriate level of maths and English (assessed prior to apprenticeship start)

  • Apprentices without English or maths (at Level 2 for a Level 3 Apprenticeship or Level 1 for a Level 2 Apprenticeship) must achieve this prior to taking the End Point Assessment).

  • We can support you to achieve the desired level of maths and English, through functional skills taught sessions which are mandatory to attend as part of your programme (you cannot achieve your apprenticeship without the required level of maths and English).

Student learning to climb trees with harness