This Level 1 course will introduce you to the practical skills and machinery needed for starting your career in the conservation 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
Diploma in Land-based Studies – City & Guilds of London Institute
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) or Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Intermediate Diploma (Level 2).
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.