Education

 

College, University, Apprenticeships and Distance Learning

 

What education level am I?

The language used to describe courses can be confusing. Here is a little guide to make things easier.

College Courses

College courses provide knowledge of forestry and woodland management principles as well as experience of the practical management methods and techniques used.

Below are colleges offering forestry and related courses.

Askham Bryan College – Arboriculture Level 2, Arboriculture Level 3.

Bridgewater and Taunton College – Forestry and Arboriculture Advanced Technical Extended Diploma Level 3, Forestry and Arboriculture Technical Certificate Level 2.

Capel Manor College – Introduction to Arboriculture Level 1 Diploma, introduction to Arboriculture Level 1 Award, Arboriculture and Forestry Intermediate Diploma Level 2, Arboriculture and Forestry Advanced Diploma Level 3, Arboriculture and Forestry Extended Diploma Level 3.

Coleg Cambria – Level 2 Technical Certificate in Countryside, Forestry and Wildlife, Level 3 Tilhill Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture, Level 3 Advanced Extended Technical Diploma in Countryside Management ,Level 2 Diploma in Land-based Industries (including Farm & Woodland Skills and Livestock & Machinery).

Coleg Meirion Dwyfor – Countryside management (Including Forestry) Level 3, Countryside management (Including Forestry) Level 2.

Cornwall College – Level 2 Forestry and Arboriculture Certificate, Level 3 Forestry and Arboriculture Diploma.

Derby College – Diploma in Arboriculture and Forestry Skills Level 2.

Easton College – Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture Level 3, Extended Technical Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture Level 3.

Hereford and Ludlow College – Forestry and Arboriculture Level 2.

Merrist Wood College – Arboriculture & Forestry Level 3 Extended.

Moulton College – Forestry and Arboriculture Level 2 Diploma, Forestry and Arboriculture Diploma Level 3, Forestry and Arboriculture Extended Diploma Level 3.

Myerscough College – City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Arboriculture, City & Guilds Level 1 diploma in land based studies (Environmental Conservation), Level 2 arborist standard, City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Arboriculture.

Plumpton College – Level 1 Countryside and Woodland Skills, Level 1 Routes to Land Management and Forestry, Forestry and Arboriculture Intensive Course (EWITS), Level 2 Technical Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture, Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma, Three Week Intensive Grounds Course (TWIG).

Reaseheath College – Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment, Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture, Technical Baccalaureate in Forestry and Arboriculture, Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment, Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Conservation and Wildlife Management, Technical Baccalaureate in Conservation and Wildlife Management, Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Game Management, Technical Baccalaureate in Game and Wildlife Management.

Shuttleworth College – Countryside & Environment Intermediate Level 2, Countryside & Wildlife Management Advanced Level 3.

Sparsholt College – Arboriculture Level 3,Arboriculture and Forestry Level 2 Technical Certificate, Forestry Level 3, Land-based Operations Level 1 Rural Skills (Woodland), Countryside Skills Level 1, Land and Wildlife Level 2 Technical Certificate, Land and Wildlife Management, Level 3, Land and Wildlife (Game) Level 2 Technical Certificate, Land and Wildlife Management (Game) – Level 3.

Suffolk New College – Arboriculture (Forestry and Tree Care) Level 2.

Warwickshire College – Arboriculture and Forestry Advanced Level 3 Diploma, Land Based Studies Level 1 Diploma, Wildlife and Countryside Management Level 3 Extended Diploma.

University Courses

University forestry courses develop your knowledge and understanding of forestry topics such as; tree biology, forest management, forest health, silviculture, tree measurement, geographical informational systems. Degrees in forestry are delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical field work.

Bangor University – BSc (Hons) Forestry, BSc (Hons) Forestry with placement year, BSc (Hons) Conservation with Forestry, BSc (Hons) Conservation with Forestry with placement year, BSc Forestry and Environmental Management, MFor Forestry, MSc Agroforestry and Food Security, MSc Environmental Forestry,

Harper Adams University – BSc (Hons) Countryside Management, BSc (Hons) Countryside and Environment Management, MSc Forestry Management, MSc Conservation and Forest Protection.

National School of Forestry (University of Cumbria) – FdSc Forestry, BSc (Hons) in Forest Management, BSc (Hons) in Woodland Ecology and Conservation,

Myerscough College – FdSc Arboriculture, BSc (Hons) Arboriculture & Urban Forestry.

Scottish School of Forestry (Inverness College UHI) – HND Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, HND Forestry, BSc (Hons) Forest Management (Forestry), BSc (Hons) Forest Management (Arboriculture and Urban Forestry), BSc (Ord) Sustainable Forest Management (With Forest Conservation), BSc (Ord) Sustainable Forest Management (With Arboriculture and Urban Forestry).

University of Aberdeen – PG Dip Environmental and Forest Management, MSc Environmental and Forest Management.

 

 

Apprenticeships

 

Capel Manor College – Arborist Apprenticeship

Cornwall College – Arborist Apprenticeship Standard (TREE SURGERY)

Derby College – Arboriculture Level 2, Arboriculture Level 3

Plumpton College – Level 2 Arborist, Level 2 Forest Operative.

Myerscough College – Advanced Apprenticeship in Arboriculture.

Hereford and Ludlow College – Forest Operative Apprenticeship (Level 2), Arborist Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Shuttleworth College – Arborist Apprenticeship Level 2

 

Distance Learning

College Level –

Horticultural Correspondence College – ABC Level 2 Certificate in Forestry, ABC Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture.

Myerscough College – The Level 2 (Royal Forestry Society) Certificate in Arboriculture, ABC Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture Online, ABC Level 4 Award in Arboriculture On-Line.

Tree Life –

University Level-

Bangor University – MSc Forestry (Distance Learning), MSc Tropical Forestry (Distance Learning).

Myerscough College – MSc Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, ABC Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture (Top-up),