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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*
Full Concession: (0 Tuition/Exam Fee) available dependant on eligibility – A Full Concession is not applicable to a full-cost course

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.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Douglas Porter

Douglas Porter

Tree surgeon Douglas set to branch out abroad

A schoolboy who loved climbing has grown up to be a skilled tree surgeon planning to work on the other side of the world. Douglas Porter (19) says Derby College "set me up for the future" and he wakes up excited about work every day. The Tansley teenager's parents used to be Park Rangers on Derbyshire's High Peak Trail and when he went out with them as a boy he "just loved climbing trees."
 
He helped out, aged just 15 with a local tree surgeons' business, where members of staff recommended Broomfield Hall to him. Douglas gained a distinction after studying for the college's one year Level 2 Diploma in Forestry Arboriculture. He enjoyed the "hands-on" course, which included chainsaw maintenance, industry legislation, how to climb and work safely and a business module. He gained his Level 3 with a merit at a college in York. He said:

Derby College set me up for the future and really pushed my climbing – every day I wake up and I'm looking forward to work. At the moment I'm planning to go to New Zealand. The country looks amazing and the job is better paid over there.

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