Course Details

This is a one year course run at Brinsbury, the countryside campus of Chichester College. The forestry & arboriculture course consists of practical units such as climbing, tree surgery, felling and chainsaw maintenance and use and theory units in silviculture, business and work experience. The course uses the estate at Brinsbury and other sites locally for training. You need to be fit but will enjoy the teamwork and practical tasks.The course will be run over two full days per week.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at grade D or above to include English and maths or relevant industry experience.

Career options

Progression onto the Level 3 Diploma course in Forestry and Arboriculture or employment in the arboriculture industry (either locally, nationally or abroad!). There is high uptake into employment including starting your own business from this course.

Forestry & Arboriculture Level 2 Diploma Course

Five highlights

  • 1 Great opportunities within the industry for employment and progression
  • 2 Excellent track record of success on this course
  • 3 Great options for realistic work experience
  • 4 Excellent teamworking and practical challenges
  • 5 Opportunity to develop into other areas such as management

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • 10.09.2018
  • Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (QCF)


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Course code Location Course length Start date
CNS067BF1A Brinsbury Campus 1 Year 10.09.2018

What you need to know

What will I study?

If you are a full time student aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme which will consist of your main course, enterprise and enrichment activities, English and maths as well as work experience. You will learn how to climb trees safely with your chainsaw equipment, undertake chainsaw maintenance and the safe use of chainsaws. You will also learn the art of felling trees & tree surgery, undertake ground level operations and estate maintenance. You will gain the underpinning knowledge and training to undertake the various NPTC assessments in the use of chainsaws (there is a separate charge for the assessments).

How will I be taught?

By a combination of theory (40%) and practical training. Classroom activities will make full use of digital technology and practicals will be in realistic work environments, all of which will be fully supervised and health and safety checked.

How will I be assessed?

By a range of assessment techniques including practical assessment, written work and projects.

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