Hear about our Professional Tree Surgery and Management course from student Bea.
Date: 5th August 2014
Date: 5th August 2014
A CUT ABOVE THE REST These courses are designed for anyone with an interest in the production and management of trees and shrubs.
A developing industry with international career possibilities, arboriculture demands focused, highly motivated individuals to perform specialised tasks as part of a team. This specialism offers you the opportunity to gain essential skills in exciting and challenging areas, such as chainsaw use and learning to climb trees to a professional standard.
Practical training is enhanced by science-based studies while also gaining underpinning knowledge of tree and plant biology and woodland management. Students will learn a range of other vital skills including tree and plant identification, pest and disease identification, survey and inspection skills and a broad knowledge of health and safety legislation. This combination gives students a broad range of knowledge and skills, essential to becoming a credible and successful practitioner.
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.