Will you help to shape the future of forestry and arboriculture? Modern forestry and arboriculture practices involve far more than just growing trees for timber.

There are numerous career options depending on your interests and goals, which range from managing large forests to managing trees for amenity and urban landscapes.

The Office of National Statistics values the forestry and timber products sector at over £8.5 billion and the industry employs over 22,000 people. Global demand for timber is set to triple by 2050. Our courses are designed to provide you with a wide range of specialist technical skills, and to equip you with detailed knowledge and understanding, enabling you to seek a diverse range of employment opportunities within the industry.

The level 2 qualification covers the skills you will need to progress to further learning and training or to enter the world of work within the forestry and arboriculture industries. You will have the opportunity to gain real work specific skills and knowledge, and link your technical learning to the work experience section of the course. At level 3 you will be able to specialise further in either forestry or arboriculture. The level 3 course is a two-year qualification which exposes you to the whole industry, and the opportunities within it.

We also offer an intensive 10-week tree surgery course which will provide 19+ learners with all the necessary qualifications to enter the industry.

Arboriculture: Forestry and Tree Care Courses

FE

Further Education

Level 2 - Technical Certificate in Arboriculture & Forestry

Otley campus

Level 3 - Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry & Arboriculture

Easton/Otley campus
AL

Adult Learning 19+ yrs

10 Week Tree Surgery (April)

10 weeks Otley campus

10 Week Tree Surgery (January)

10 weeks Otley campus

10 Week Tree Surgery (Sept)

10 weeks Otley campus
SC

Short/Commercial

Basic Tree Survey and Inspection

1 day Easton campus

Chainsaw Maintenance

Otley campus

Chainsaw Refresher

1 day Easton campus

Forestry First Aid at Work

Easton campus

Lantra Professional Tree Inspection

Easton campus

NPTC 0020-07 Accessing a tree using a rope and harness and 0020-13 Award in Tree climbing and Rescue

Easton/Otley campus

NPTC 0021-08 Aerial Cutting of trees using free-fall techniques

Easton/Otley campus

NPTC Felling Small Trees 200mm to 380mm 0020-04

Easton/Otley campus

NPTC Maintenance and Crosscutting 0020-03/0020-09

Easton/Otley campus

NPTC Powered Pole Pruner (CS48)

Easton campus

Safe Use of a Manually Fed Woodchipper

Easton campus
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