Arboriculture (Tree Management) and Forestry Advanced Diploma (Level 3)

Course overview

This course is designed to provide you with a strong foundation of industry skills along with the knowledge, skills and confidence required for a responsible management position in arboriculture and forestry.

You will need to complete around 150 hours of industry-based work experience, a synoptic exam and two external exam papers, along with three projects.

You will learn

  • Professional working responsibilities
  • Plant and soil science
  • Work experience in the land-based sectors
  • Identification, planting and care of trees
  • Tree and shrub pruning and maintenance
  • Tree felling activities
  • Machinery operations
  • Aerial arboriculture skills
  • Trees in urban environments
  • Woodland project
Entry requirements

You will need at least one of the following:

  • At least four GCSEs at grade 4 and above (A* to C) including a science-related subject
  • An overall Distinction in an Arboriculture (Tree Surgery) and Forestry Diploma (Level 2) or equivalent
  • Relevant prior learning or experience gained in an appropriate professional environment will be considered
  • Independent study skills are needed to be successful at this level
  • You will be encouraged to attend our Summer School

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to higher education or obtain employment within the industry in a broad range of job roles to include, woodland management, an arborist, a tree officer or tree surgeon.

Connor's story

I enjoyed the amount of field trips we went on. The grounds itself are spectacular and the facilities are superb.