Gain sound knowledge and practical skills in tree and forestry management. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with a variety of natural habitats and wildlife, Bicton College has an outstanding collection of mature specimen trees for you to study.
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You would like to improve your life skills and gain a qualification and experience in arboriculture (Tree Surgery).
GCSE English and maths at grade E or 2, or equivalent qualifications at Entry Level 3. Plus an interest in woodland habitat and arboriculture.
From a wide range of units covering subjects such as health & safety, woodland maintenance using handheld tools and machinery, planting and maintaining trees and shrubs, how to maintain structures in the countryside.
You'll also work towards a functional skills qualification in English and mathematics.
Your assignments and projects to be assessed throughout the course.
Learning hands-on woodland skills.
A traineeship or an apprenticeship or further studies.
Phillip Hruza Programme Manager - Arboriculture
Phillip has worked in the industry for 10 years, progressing from a full-time climber to running his own business. He started working with Bicton College as an instructor and now manages the arboriculture programme. His specialism is practical aerial arboriculture; helping students to learn the skills and techniques to work safely and efficiently making sure they are fully prepared for the demands of the industry.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.