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This course has a strong practical focus supported by key theoretical aspects. It is ideal for gaining a craft level qualification if you have a strong interest in trees and woodlands.
Regular industry seminars and professional speakers inspire and enthuse students to forge careers within the industry, and training towards the NPTC Certificates of Competence in chainsaw and related operations is embedded within the course.
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You will be assessed by a range of methods including multiple choice exams, practical assessments, written assignments, presentations and projects.
On successful completion of the Level 2 qualification, you may be able to progress on to a Level 3 Foundation Technical Diploma in Forestry & Arboriculture. Alternatively, you could find full-time employment with arboriculture contracting companies, local authorities, private parks and gardens, the Forestry Commission or National Trust. Opportunities also exist to undertake tree work across the globe.
|Course Title||Forestry and Arboriculture Technical Diploma Level 2|
You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range including English and maths or a Level 1 qualification. Course entry is subject to an initial assessment in English and maths in order to determine the appropriate level of study, and a successful interview is required.
The tutors continually encourage us to achieve to the best of our ability and potential. For example, in our practical tree work sessions there are some pretty tough challenges, but the teaching team gives me a huge amount of confidence.
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