Hear about our Professional Tree Surgery and Management course from student Bea.
Date: 5th August 2014
Date: 5th August 2014
You still have time to apply for study programmes as well as our accommodation starting this autumn term 2017. Please see our fantastic Level 2 or Level 3 Preofessional Tree Surgery (Arboriculture) programmes recognised as excellent routes into the industry. Please contact Tamsin Hullah on 01904 772330 for further information. Alternatively, you can drop in to speak to our tutors directly about your options at our open evening event at our main campus at Askham Bryan York on Tuesday October 10 starting at 5pm.
A CUT ABOVE THE REST These courses are designed for anyone with an interest in the production and management of trees and shrubs.
To support learning we have extensive facilities including a fantastic tree collection and access to woodland gardens and native woodlands. We also have excellent laboratory facilities, maintenance workshops and specialist industry equipment. There are numerous opportunities to work off-site with partner organisations allowing on-the-job training and development of interpersonal as well as vocational skills. Off-site work provides broader opportunities and experiences which enhance learner development in the real world. You will be working with chainsaws from Stihl and Husqvarna allowing practice and awareness with differing configurations, application and purpose. A range of larger machinery is used for timber processing, stump management and forestry extraction, hire machinery allows access to up-to-date equipment.
By studying in this department you will learn the relevant skills to work in the following roles:
On-the-job learning is a key part of our students’ development as this provides skills consolidation in real-life situations. We have wide industry links with a number of key organisations for work experience, demonstrations and recruitment. Partner organisations provide access to their facilities including Beaver Plant, Orange Plant, Thorpe Trees, Wykeham Estates, The National Trust, Forest of Leeds and more.