College Courses

There are a wide range of courses in Arboriculture and Forestry, providing qualifications in operating and maintaining machinery, working at height with trees and many other practical skills.

English Colleges

Askham Bryan College

Forestry and Arboriculture Level 2

Arborist  Apprenticeship Level 2

Forest Craftsperson Apprenticeship Level 3

T Level: Tree and Woodland Management and Maintenance (Arboriculture)

Bridgewater and Taunton College

Forestry and Arboriculture Technical Certificate Level 2

Forestry and Arboriculture Advanced Technical Extended  Diploma Level 3

Capel Manor College

Introduction to Arboriculture (Tree Surgery) Level 1 Diploma

Arboriculture (Tree Surgery) and Forestry Intermediate Diploma Level 2

Cornwall College

Level 2 Arborist Apprenticeship Standard

Advanced Technical Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture Level 3

Derby College

Level 2 Diploma in Practical Arboriculture Skills

Level 2 Arborist Apprenticeship Standard

East Durham College

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (Arboriculture Pathway)

Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture

Easton College

Forestry and Arboriculture Level 3

Herefordshire and Ludlow College

Arborist Apprenticeship Level 2

Forestry and Arboriculture Level 2

Forestry Apprenticeship Level 3

Merrist Wood College

Arboriculture (Tree Management) Level 3 Extended Diploma

Arboriculture (Tree Management) Level 4 Award and Certificate

Arborist Standard Apprenticeship

Moulton College

Forestry and Arboriculture Technical Diploma Level 2

T Level in Tree & Woodland Management & Maintenance (Forestry)

T Level in Tree & Woodland Management & Maintenance (Arboriculture)

Myerscough College

City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Arboriculture

Level 2 Arborist Standard

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Arboriculture

Plumpton College

Level 1 Forestry (Electively Home Educated)

Level 2 Arborist Apprenticeship

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture

Level 3 Forest Craftsperson Apprenticeship

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma

Reaseheath College

Level 1 Land and Environmental Studies (Agriculture, Countryside or Horticulture)

Transition to T Level (Level 2) in Forestry and Arboriculture

T Level (Level 3) in Tree and Woodland Management With (Arboriculture) Pathway

Shuttleworth College

Various short courses available.

Sparsholt College

Arboriculture – Level 3

Arboriculture and Forestry – Level 2 Technical Certificate

Forestry – Level 3

Land-based Operations – Level 1 Rural Skills (Woodland)

Arborist Apprenticeship Level 2

Trees and Woodland T Level

Suffolk New College

Arboriculture (Forestry and Tree Care) Level 2 Technical Certificate

Arboriculture (Forestry and Tree Care) Level 3 Technical Diploma

Arboriculture Level 2 Certificate

Agriculture, Land Management & Production T Level (Tree and Woodland Management and Maintenance – Arboriculture)

Warwickshire College

Arborist Level 2  Apprenticeship

Scottish Colleges

Scotlands Rural College

Certificate Forestry

HNC Forestry

HND Forestry

Advanced Certificate in Forestry (Forest Mechanisation)

Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture

Modern Apprenticeship Trees and Timber Level 5

Modern Apprenticeship Trees and Timber Level 6

Scottish School of Forestry

Trees and Timber Modern Apprenticeship – SCQF Level 5 

General Woodland and Forestry Treework Modern Apprenticeship – SCQF Level 6

Forestry HNC SCQF Level 7 

Arboriculture and Urban Forestry HNC SCQF Level 6 

Forestry HND SCQF Level 8 

Welsh Colleges

Coleg Cambria

Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment

Level 3 Tilhill Diploma in Forestry And Arboriculture

Coleg Meirion Dwyfor (Glynllifon)

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture

Countryside and Environment Management (Including Forestry) Level 2

Please visit each website for further information on course requirements and how to apply.

(Details correct at time of publishing – July 2024)