"The college helped ensure the course was right for me and supported me with the transition back into education."Stuart Barilli, Level 2 Diploma
Undertaking a course in arboriculture or woodland management and conservation is essential for a career in this important area which focuses on the sustainable development of our countryside, our urban spaces, our leisure pursuits and the countryside environment. We provide courses for the people who will manage and work in our forestry industries for timber production as well as those who want to become tree surgeons working on individual trees in parks, streets and private gardens. Learning from experts in the field our students will acquire all the practical and scientific skills to work in the industry or to study at an advanced level.
Our degrees in woodland conservation management have enabled students to progress to professional careers in managing woodland environments for the National Trust and the Forestry Commission, as well as for local authorities.
Sawmill and timber processing area; safe chainsaw training areas; maintenance workshops; safe tree climbing areas; wide variety of trees onsite and locally…
* Overall success rate is 92% against a national bench mark of 89%
* Level 3 Extended Diploma success rate is 96% (bench mark is 86%)
* Level 2 Arboriculture and Forestry success rate is 97% (bench mark is 85%)
* Addition of industry related secondary learning goals with high student success rate and particpation leads to enhanced employment opportunities
I was inspired to get into arboriculture and forestry during a reconnaissance mission while in the Army. I have worked extensively in industry and am passionate about future proofing woodland resources and sharing my knowledge with students.