Arboriculture Courses at Derby College

Are you interested in conservation and environmental issues? Do you enjoy working outdoors? Are you physically fit with a good head for heights? Derby College will put you on the ladder to a successful career in arboriculture.

Strong roots for a rewarding career

Around 12% of our entire country is made up of trees, so there is a lot of potential if you’re keen to work in arboriculture. From felling dangerous trees to diagnosing common diseases, arboricultural workers carry out wide-ranging jobs to care for both countryside and urban environments.

To give you a foothold in the industry – and help you progress to more demanding and technical roles – Derby College offers a Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture, together with apprenticeship opportunities.

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Getting into environmental careers

Why choose Derby College?


At Derby College, you’ll gain a thorough grounding in both the science and practice of arboriculture and forestry management. You’ll be equipped for roles with contractors, landscaping firms, local authorities, and private estates.


Derby College Course Listings - Arboriculture


FT Diploma in Arboriculture and Forestry Skills - Level 2: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to Basic Chainsaw Use and Safety: Site Broomfield Hall

PT Introduction to Basic Crosscutting : Site Broomfield Hall

FT Level 2 Arboriculture Apprenticeship Standard : Site Workplace

PT NPTC 206 306 Award in Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (QCF): Site Broomfield Hall

PT NPTC Award in Aerial Tree Cutting with a Chainsaw using Free-fall Techniques : Site Broomfield Hall

PT NPTC Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting: Site Broomfield Hall

PT NPTC Award in Fell and Process Trees Up To 380mm: Site Broomfield Hall

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Maths and English

You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.

If you don’t already have a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.

We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.

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When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Agriculture, Animal Care, Horse Care and Horticulture are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.