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Level 3

Course code: F21B597
Type: Apprenticeship
Duration: 24-27 months
Subject area: Forestry & arboriculture
Location: Holme Lacy

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).

Student learning to climb trees with harness