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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture


If you have an interest or passion in working in the forest/woodlands and trees industry, then this course is suited to you. Our Level 2 Technical Certificate is delivered by our ‘Outstanding’; Arboricultural team that are industry and sector experts. The skills that you develop during this course offers opportunity for progression onto Level 3 pathway or will equip you with the skills, behaviours, and knowledge to be well prepared for employment.

With 500+ acres on our beautiful estate, we have many woodlands and copses that you will be learning in and maintaining/managing. With opportunities to expand your knowledge with your own work experience placements, the aim is to prepare you for your next step, whether on Level 3 or into the industry.

Units and topics covered:

• Working in a forestry or arboricultural related business

• Health and Safety for the land-based industries

• Tools and equipment

• Environment and conservation

• Introduction to plant and soil science, pests, diseases, and disorders

• Tree classification and identification

• Tree establishment and aftercare

• Tree and woodland management


• Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting

• Small Tree Felling


Everyone is welcome to apply to the course provided you are 16 years old +. Funding available up to 18 years old. Alternatively, grants may be available. You will need to have either three GCSEs at grades 3 and one GCSE at grade 4 or an equivalent.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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