You will be provided with a broad range of skills required to work competently within the arboriculture industry at a supervisory level. Practical and work skills will be developed in the workplace while theoretical background knowledge will be taught and reviewed mainly at College.
The units you take will be dependent on what area of the industry you are involved in, and will be chosen in consultation with you and your employer.
You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in your chosen subject.
You will need:
If you are a mature learner, we may be able to take into consideration your previous experience in your chosen subject. All applicants will be interviewed, will undertake an initial assessment in English and maths, and must present an example of current work.
You must be in employment, with some supervisory responsibility, and committed to a career in the arboriculture industry. You will undergo an initial assessment before starting the programme to ensure that you are capable of achieving the outcomes and have an interest in this area of work.
Training is largely work-based with ongoing practical assessments undertaken in your workplace. You will keep a portfolio of evidence of your practical ability and theoretical understanding.
You will need safety boots, overalls, waterproofs and writing materials.
For apprentices over the age of 19+, an employer contribution is required.
You can consider undertaking a Level 4 management programme. There is also a range of short courses and certificates of competence relevant to the industry that you can undertake.
Former Arboriculture student Andy Smith has his sights set on using the skills he learnt at Derby College in Australia.
Andy, who has family in Australia already in the profession, decided to come back to College to gain new skills and turn his life around.
I had been in a pretty dead end job so decided to go back to College and loved every minute of it. The course is great and the tutors are really knowledgeable. I have started the process of moving to Australia as they need people with my skills and I hope to be there in a few months.