Arboriculture (Tree Surgery) and Forestry Intermediate Diploma (Level 2)

Course overview

This practical and hands-on course will give you the knowledge and understanding required for a career in arboriculture or forestry.

This qualification will be particularly useful if you want to be employed as a practical worker within the arboriculture industry.

You will also complete around 150 hours of industry-based work experience.

You will learn

  • Chainsaw maintenance
  • Machinery use
  • Tree felling
  • Tree identification
  • Tree climbing
  • Pruning operations

BTEC Technical Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture – Pearson Education Ltd
Reference: 60327194

At least three GCSEs at grade 3 and above (D and above) or equivalent. Successful completion of Introduction to Careers in the Environment (Level 1) or equivalent. Relevant prior learning or experience gained in an appropriate professional environment will be considered. A real interest in the chosen subject. Before you start your course, if you are aged between 16 and 18 years, you will be required to attend a fun and practical two-day preparation workshop where you will meet your tutors and other students on your course. Further details will be provided at the point of an offer being made.

Successful completion of this course with suitable grades will enable you to progress to a Level 3 arboriculture and forestry course, or employment in the arboriculture or forestry industries.

This is a full-time course. If you are aged 16, 17 or 18 at the start of this course, your tuition, exams and materials fees will be paid for you in full as long as you meet some basic criteria for UK residence. Find out more on our Fees and Funding page. If you are eligible, you can also apply for support with travel and other costs through our bursary process. Further information will be provided when you enrol.

If you are aged 19 or over on the day your course starts, you may be entitled to help with tuition fees for some courses. If you are in receipt of employment benefits, have a low income, or are studying towards your first substantial qualification, you may be entitled to free tuition. You will need to pay a materials fee if applicable to your course. Find further information about help with tuition fees on our Fees and Funding page.

Please note that fees for September 2023 have not yet been finalised, and are subject to a small increase. Applicants will be notified of final course fees before enrolling.