Forestry & Arboriculture

Forestry & Arboriculture

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  • Arborist Apprenticeship Level 2

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Arborist Apprenticeship Level 2 website

Arborist Apprenticeship Level 2

The arboricultural industry manages trees for their benefits and values in diverse urban and rural locations, from city parks and urban woodlands, to country estates and private gardens.

The work of an arborist involves diverse activities such as chainsaw work, pruning, dismantling and using appropriate machinery such as brushwood chipper, undertake aerial tree work but also ground-based. They do a range of tree work jobs with indirect supervision and are capable of supporting the tree work team across a range of basic technical skills.

Using and maintaining a chainsaw
Felling and processing trees
Climbing trees using a rope and harness, and using elevated platforms
Recognising different types of trees and shrubs
Identifying and managing pests, diseases and tree defects
Apprenticeship Certificate
Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work
Level 2 award in safe use of brushwood chipper
Traffic Management (NRSWA Unit 002 Signing, Lighting and Guarding) OR Sector Scheme 12D
Level 2 award in chainsaw maintenance
Level 2 award in crosscutting timber using a chainsaw
Level 2 award in felling and processing trees up to 380mm
Level 2 award in accessing a tree using a rope and harness
Level 3 award in aerial tree rescue operations
Level 3 award in aerial cutting of trees using free fall techniques
Level 2 award in safe use of mobile elevated work platform
Level 3 award in use of a chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)
Level 1 in maths and English (if applicable)

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Agriculture, Crops and Livestock Animal Care and Management Aquaculture and Fisheries Management Countryside Management and Gamekeeping Equine Care and Management Floristry Forestry and Arboriculture Horticulture, Landscaping and Sports Turf Land Based Engineering Viticulture & Oenology


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