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.

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

(Details correct at time of publishing – June 2021) 

English Colleges

Askham Bryan College

Arboriculture Level 2 Apprenticeship

Arboriculture Level 2

Arboriculture Level 3.

Bridgewater and Taunton College

Forestry and Arboriculture Technical  Diploma Level 2.

Capel Manor College

Introduction to Arboriculture Level 1 Diploma

Introduction to Arboriculture Level 1 Award

Arboriculture and Forestry Intermediate Diploma Level 2

Arboriculture and Forestry Advanced Diploma Level 3

Arboriculture and Forestry Extended Diploma Level 3

The college also offers many short courses in chainsaw maintenance, tree felling, aerial rigging and basic tree inspecting etc.

Cornwall College

Level 2 Forestry and Arboriculture Certificate

Level 3 Forestry and Arboriculture Diploma

Derby College

Diploma in Arboriculture and Forestry Skills Level 2.

Easton College

Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture Level 3.

Hereford and Ludlow College

Forestry and Arboriculture Level 2.

Merrist Wood College

Arboriculture (Tree Management) Level 3 Extended

Arboriculture (Tree Management) Level 4 Award

Environmental Studies Conservation and Arboriculture Level 2

Moulton College

Forestry and Arboriculture Level 2 Diploma

Forestry and Arboriculture Extended Diploma Level 3

Myerscough College

City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Arboriculture

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies (Environmental Conservation)

Level 2 Arborist Standard

City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Arboriculture

Plumpton College

Level 1 Countryside and Woodland Skills

Level 1 Routes to Land Management and Forestry

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma

Plus many part time courses.

Reaseheath College

Foundation Level 1 Land Based Diploma

Level 2 Diploma in Land and Environment

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture

Technical Baccalaureate in Forestry and Arboriculture

Shuttleworth College

Various courses available such as Chainsaw Maintenance, Felling and Processing Trees, Aerial Cutting of Trees, Aerial Tree Rigging and Tree Inspections.

Sparsholt College

Arboriculture Level 3

Arboriculture and Forestry Level 2 Technical Certificate

Forestry Level 3

Land-based Operations Level 1 Rural Skills (Woodland)

Part time courses in chainsaw maintenance, tree felling and processing and operating wood chippers etc.

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

Courses in practical countryside skills, felling and processing trees and chainsaw maintenance also available.

Warwickshire College

Arborist Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship

Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw.

Scottish Colleges

Scotland’s Rural College

Certificate Forestry

Advanced Certificate in Forestry (Forest Mechanisation)

Scottish School of Forestry

Certificate in Forestry – SCQF Level 5

Trees and Timber Modern Apprenticeship – SCQF Level 5 

General Woodland and Forestry Tree-work 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

Forestry PDA – SCQF Level 7/8

Forest Management BSc Hons (SCQF level 9 to 10) 

Short courses include basic chainsaw use, chainsaw maintenance and crosscut, advanced chainsaw use and basic chainsaw and felling.

Welsh Colleges

Coleg Cambria

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Countryside, Forestry and Wildlife

Level 3 Tilhill Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture

Level 3 Advanced Extended Technical Diploma in Countryside Management

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

Coleg Meirion Dwyfor

Countryside Management (Including Forestry) Level 3

Countryside and Environment Management (Including Forestry) Level 2

Short courses available in chainsaw, wood chipper, dry stone walling and fencing.