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This course has a balanced mix of practical, hands-on activities together with theoretical work. If you have an interest in tree care, woodlands or timber production, then this course is ideal for you. The technical content is designed to provide a sound foundation for those wishing to study at degree level.
Topics may include:
Teaching includes theoretical classroom work, workshop activities and on-site practical skills work.
You will be assessed by a range of methods including multiple choice exams, practical assessments, written assignments, presentations and projects.
You could progress onto a Higher Education programme at University Centre Somerset to broaden your knowledge and increase your career opportunities. Alternatively, you may choose to progress on to full-time employment. Opportunities within the industry include arboriculture contracting companies, local authorities, private parks and gardens, the Forestry Commission and National Trust. Opportunities also exist for undertaking tree work across the globe.
|Course Title||Forestry and Arboriculture Advanced Technical Extended Diploma Level 3|
You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including English and Maths, or to
|Attendance Requirements||Your study programme is 16 hours per week over 36 weeks (per year). On average you should be spending six to eight hours per week undertaking self-directed study. It's recommended that you spend one day per week to complete your mandatory 150 hours of work experience.|
My knowledge of trees has deepened as I have progressed from the Level 2 course to Level 3, and all of the skills and knowledge I’ve gained will help in my career in arboriculture after college. I have had the opportunity to gain my NPTC chainsaw qualifications and to do work experience with Connor Down Tree Services, where I enjoyed doing both grounds work and climbing work.
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