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Starts: January and September 2019
Duration: part-time, 1 day a week over 1 year
Available at: Crystal Palace and Enfield

This course will prepare you with the knowledge and understanding required for a career as a practical worker within the arboriculture industry.

Topics include:

  • chainsaw maintenance
  • tree surveying
  • tree climbing and aerial rescue
  • tree identification
  • wood chipper use
  • stump grinder use.

Entry requirements
You will need at least one of the following:

  • at least two GCSEs at grade 3 and above (D and above) or equivalent
  • relevant prior learning or experience gained in an appropriate professional environment will be considered
  • enthusiasm for working outdoors
  • a reasonable level of physical fitness
  • you will be encouraged to attend our Summer School.

What next?
Successful completion of this course will give you the necessary skills to become a tree surgeon or obtain employment in the forestry industry. You could also consider progressing to one of our Advanced Diploma (Level 3) courses or completing one of our professional short courses.

Last updated: 04 Dec 2018