Arboriculture (Tree Management) Level 4 Diploma

This course provides the opportunity for acquiring and applying a broad and detailed technical knowledge in the science of arboriculture.

Individuals in professional roles within the industry who require technical updating as part of their continuing professional development.

  • 400 acre estate, including a large woodland area with trees of many species
  • Specialist workshops and dedicated teaching staff with expert knowledge
  • Over 40 years of arboriculture teaching. Former students now practice throughout the UK and across the world including Hawaii, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and Australia

Suitable for individuals in professional roles within the industry who require technical updating as part of their continuing professional development. You must have already gained the Level 4 Certificate in order to progress on to this course.

Currently there are 3 units to complete for the Diploma:

  • Principles of woodland establishment and management
  • Tree development and protection
  • Tree related damage to built structures

Interactive teaching sessions, including site visits.

Other related arboriculture programmes. Appropriate for those seeking supervisor, tree inspector and technician posts in industry. It is also suited for consulting arboriculturalists or for entry into technical posts.

You need to have the level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture

Please note that the cost of registration to ABC is £125.80, which is payable directly to them.

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