“I’ve really enjoyed all the practical elements, which were clear and concise, and of course the climbing.”James Cairncross, Level 3 Arboriculture
The management of trees and woodland is critically important for the sustainable development of our countryside, urban spaces, leisure pursuits and for conservation.
We provide training for the people who will manage and work in our forestry industries for timber production as well as those who look after and manage 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 students enjoy access to key NPTC and City & Guilds short courses required by the industry which are delivered both on and off-site – giving them a head start in employment.
I started my tree-work career in utility arboriculture, which is therefore my specialism. I have worked at Sparsholt for the past 10 years and gained
a great deal more knowledge across the arb and forestry sectors. I take real pride in passing that knowledge on to students to help them achieve their ambitions.
Forest worker; woodland ranger; private estate work; charitable trusts such as the Woodland Trust and the National Trust; local authority tree officer; tree nurseries
Sawmill and timber processing area; safe chainsaw training areas; maintenance workshops; safe tree climbing areas; wide variety of trees onsite and locally…