For keen arboriculturists, a course delivering more subjects in more depth
This broad-based course will appeal to people employed in the industry wishing to develop their knowledge of tree work and related areas; to those looking to change career; and also to leisure learners with a keen interest in trees. You will explore a wide range of subjects, in some detail. As well as topics like soil science, plant selection and supply, carrying out inspections and surveys, and pruning and felling, you will also learn about tree ill health and amenity woodland. This course can provide a route into a career working with trees – for example as an arborist, tree surgeon or woodland manager – and is also an excellent foundation for further training.
Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace, studying when and where you choose.
This flexibility makes it easy to fit learning around work and family commitments.
The extensive course materials have been developed by arboriculture experts and are clear and straightforward, so your studying is easy and enjoyable. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance. (You can also contact your tutor or the support team for help at any point during your studies.)
The course includes all the required study materials.
There is no formal examination. On successful completion you will be awarded an HCC Certificate. You have 2 years to complete the course.
We are proud of our friendly, caring ethos and aim to do all we can to help you succeed.
Our tutors are all experienced, highly qualified and passionate about sharing their love of their subject. You can phone or email your tutor throughout the course – to ask questions, for advice, encouragement or to draw on their wealth of knowledge.
You can also contact the support team who are here to help you Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
All learners are eligible for an NUS Extra card.
Lesson 1 – Amenity Woodland
Lesson 2 – Formation and Properties of Soil
Lesson 3 – Tree Nomenclature and Plant Selection
Lesson 4 – Ill Health of Trees
Lesson 5 – Plant Handling and Supply
Lesson 6 – Shrub and Tree Pruning
Lesson 7 – Tree Inspection and Surveys
Lesson 8 – Tree Felling and Disposal
Lesson 9 – Health, Safety and Legal Issues
Lesson 10 – Maintaining Equipment
If needed you have 2 years to complete the course. Many students are able to complete this course in approximately 6-12 months*.
*Timescales are approximate and depend upon application and motivation.
There are no exams. On successful completion of this course you will receive an HCC Certificate*, graded to show the standard you have reached. The HCC’s reputation means this can be highly regarded on a CV and, combined with your portfolio of coursework, is evidence of your achievements (whether you are applying for a job or a more advanced study course).
* The HCC Certificate will be issued once you have successfully completed your course and finished your course payments.
You do not need previous gardening or arboriculture knowledge or experience to enrol on this course.
There are two ways you can enrol on this course. You can:
To enrol by phone, please call us on Freephone 0800 083 9191 or 01409 220 777.