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Level 3 Tree Surgery (Arboriculture)


On this course you will learn practical skills and develop the under pinning knowledge that are both necessary for employment in the sector or for moving on to a more advanced course.


The course includes a wide range of modules including tree identification, planting and care, tree and soil sciences, advanced arboriculture practices, woodland and habitat management, tree surveying, pests and diseases, silviculture, machinery operations, urban and community forestry, business management, tree sciences, practical arboriculture, tree felling and chainsaw use. Work experience is included and you will also undertake an investigative project of your own. There are nationally set coursework assessments throughout the course.

Entry Requirements

Usually at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (new GCSE grading levels 4 to 9) to include any 2 from English, Maths and Science with at least a grade D in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English and Maths at Level 2.

Further Study

You could then progress to study a Foundation Degree in Arboriculture.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277