Level 2 Arboriculture

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn more about trees or formalise their existing tree knowledge.

The Certificate in Arboriculture is designed for those people working in arboriculture, in both the public and private sectors, whether as paid staff, or voluntary support staff i.e. Tree Wardens, to complement their training and experience, and to provide evidence of their knowledge of arboriculture.

The ABC Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture aims to:

· provide learners with the opportunity to acquire the essential skills, knowledge and understanding required for employment in arboriculture and related industries, and to enable them to progress to advanced study

· provide a stimulating and supportive learning environment for learners to develop their potential contribution to arboriculture and associated industries

· develop underpinning knowledge within the subject area, by promoting and encouraging the development of new techniques and learning activities

This qualification provides access to continued Further Education, enhanced employability and/or an opportunity for employed learners to up-date existing skills.

The course is accredited by ABC and lasts for 30 months. The taught element is mostly online and covers 6 modules with approximately 70 sessions. Students are expected to complete 4 hours a session of self-study in addition to the taught hours (usually 2 per learning session) but individual students may choose to do more if they feel it is required.

If you are over 18 years old and live in the UK you can apply for a place on the course starting in April 2021. The deadline for applications is 28th February 2021.

The course costs £1,000 for existing workers in the tree industry, £800 for people with an interest in trees and £650 for existing tree wardens in the West Midlands. Tree wardens in Birmingham have a reduced rate of £600. Registration with ABC costs £65 and this fee is applicable to all students regardless of the above noted fee structure.

There are various bursaries and payment options available so please don’t let the cost of course stop you from applying.