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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 8.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 75.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This is a College certificate that gives the candidate the opportunity to obtain CS units in:

  • Cross Cutting and Maintenance
  • Small Diameter Tree Felling
  • Accessing a Tree using a Rope and Harness

Entry requirements

You need to be physically fit and have a Level 1 qualification.

Course Content

While studying for your CS units, you will also learn about:

  • Tree Pests and Diseases
  • Tree Identification
  • Tractor Driving / Machinery

How will I be assessed?

There are practical exams and assignments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to obtain relevant PPE, which will be explained at your interview.

What can I do after this course?

You could progress to study for a Level 3 qualification in Arboriculture.



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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

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Andrew Fretwell

Andrew Fretwell

Award-winner Andrew hails lecturers as career change takes root

An award-winning mature student says he felt a sense of "privilege" to be trained by lecturers at Broomfield Hall. Andrew Fretwell, 39, took redundancy from his supervisor's job at Tesco in Alfreton and decided to relaunch his career in arboriculture. He completed his one year Level 2 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture as the only student to gain a Distinction* – and was named Arboriculture Student of the Year.
Andrew said he felt proud to gain the accolade and gave particular praise to lecturer Simon Hunt, who he said had contributed hugely to his achievements. Now Andrew has set up Green Line Tree Services with his friend Mark Hall, who also took taking redundancy from Tesco. Mark joined Andrew in retraining at Broomfield where he gained a Distinction. Andrew said:

I loved the course from start to finish. Every aspect of each section had somebody knowledgeable. It felt like a privilege having the chance to get trained by them, and especially by Simon Hunt who gave us a lot of attention. Simon is trained to a really high level and he'd come in once a week to help with practical training.


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