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 3

Forestry and Arboriculture Level 2

Forest Craftsperson Apprenticeship Level 3

Arborist  Apprenticeship Level 2

Bridgewater and Taunton College

Forestry and Arboriculture Technical  Diploma Level 2

Forestry and Arboriculture Advanced Technical Extended  Diploma Level 3

Capel Manor College

Introduction to Arboriculture (Tree Surgery) Level 1 Certificate

Introduction to Arboriculture (Tree Surgery) Level 1 Diploma

Arboriculture (Tree Surgery) and Forestry Intermediate Diploma Level 2

Cornwall College

Advanced Technical Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture Level 3

Derby College

Level 2 Diploma in Practical Arboriculture Skills

East Durham College

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

***NEW FOR 2024*** T Level in Agriculture, Land Management and Production (Tree and Woodland Management and Maintenance)

Easton College

Forestry and Arboriculture Level 3

Herefordshire and Ludlow College

Forestry and Arboriculture Level 2

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

Forestry and Arboriculture Extended Diploma Level 3

Myerscough College

City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Arboriculture

Level 2 Arborist Standard

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Arboriculture

**NEW FOR 2024**  T Level in Agriculture, Land Management and Production (Tree and Woodland Management and Maintenance)

Plumpton College

Level 2 Arborist Apprenticeship

Level 1 Routes to Land Management and Forestry

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)

**NEW FOR 2023** Transition to T Level (Level 2) in Forestry and Arboriculture

**NEW FOR 2023** T Level (Level 3) in Tree and Woodland Management With (Arboriculture) Pathway

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (19+ learners)

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

**NEW FOR 2023** 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

**NEW FOR 2023** Agriculture, Land Management & Production T Level (Tree and Woodland Management and Maintenance – Arboriculture)

Warwickshire College

Arborist Level 2  Apprenticeship

Scottish Colleges

Scotland’s 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

NC Land Based Engineering (Forestry)

Scottish School of Forestry

Certificate in Forestry – SCQF Level 5 – Full-time and part-time.

Trees and Timber Modern Apprenticeship – SCQF Level 5 

General Woodland and Forestry Treework Modern Apprenticeship – SCQF Level 6

Advanced Certificate in Forestry – SCQF Level 6

Forestry HNC SCQF Level 7 

Arboriculture and Urban Forestry HNC SCQF Level 7 

Forestry HND SCQF Level 8 

Arboriculture and Urban Forestry HND SCQF Level 8 

Welsh Colleges

Coleg Cambria

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Countryside, Forestry and Wildlife

Level 2 Diploma in Land-based Industries (including Farm & Woodland Skills and Livestock & Machinery)

Level 3 Advanced Extended Technical Diploma in Countryside Management

Level 3 Tilhill Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture

Coleg Meirion Dwyfor (Glynllifon)

Countryside Management (Including Forestry) Level 3

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 2023)