Introduction to Arboriculture (Tree Surgery) Diploma (Level 1)

Course overview

This Level 1 course will introduce you to the practical skills and machinery needed for starting your career in the arboriculture industry.

This course is ideal for you if you prefer practical learning or if you are looking for a new career. The support and guidance received on this course will help build your confidence and enable progression to the next level.

You will learn

  • Chainsaw maintenance
  • Basic tree climbing
  • Basic tree identification
  • Wood chipper use
  • Stump grinder use
Entry requirements
  • At least two GCSEs or equivalent
  • Relevant prior learning or experience gained in an appropriate professional environment will be considered
  • Enthusiasm for working outdoors

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 will enable you to progress to the Arboriculture (Tree Surgery) and Forestry Intermediate Diploma (Level 2).

Ivor's story

I have really enjoyed my course, the teaching style benefits me greatly as it is very hands-on and interactive. Ivor studied arboriculture and forestry during his time at Capel Manor College