Forestry Arboriculture Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course has a good mix of practical, hands-on activities together with theoretical work. If you have an interest in trees, 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 HE level.

Modules may include:

· Land-based industry machinery

· Plant and soil science

· Tree felling and chainsaw use

· Tree pests and diseases

· Timber processing machinery

· Tree surveys and inspection

· Estate skills

· Tree identification and planting

· Advanced arboricultural practices

Teaching includes theoretical classroom work, workshop activities and on-site practical skills work.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed by a range of methods including multiple choice exams, practical assessments, written assignments, presentations and projects.

Progression Options

You could progress to an HNC in Horticulture at here University Centre Somerset thus broadening knowledge and increasing your career opportunities.

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 Summary

Course Title Forestry Arboriculture Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 4 range including English and Maths, or an appropriate Level 2 qualification. In addition, acceptance on the course is subject to a successful interview.

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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