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Advanced Apprenticeship Trees and Timber Level 3

Kirkley Hall Campus
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Advanced Apprenticeship Trees and Timber Level 3

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

This qualification is part of the Apprenticeship in Trees and timber. An Apprenticeship is an excellent way to earn money whilst gaining hands on practical work experience. It is a work-related, competence-based qualification, and is designed for someone in work or who wishes to progress into work. The Advanced apprenticeship, reflects the fact that you already have experience in the industry, which should be equivalent to a level two qualification. This qualification will however enable you to consolidate existing skills and develop new ones, particularly linked to supervisory and decision making tasks. This will help enable you to progress in an exciting and rewarding industry.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You should hold a level two qualification or equivalent qualification in order to progress onto this level three programme

What will I study on the course?

You will study a range of exciting units including Tree felling, tree climbing, Tree surveys and reports, Tree pruning and use of Tree supports in addition to looking at aspects such as business management to help you with your current employment or to provide you with invaluable skills for the future.

The course runs for one day per week, the duration varying according to the optional units selected.

Your previous skills and experience will be reviewed at the start of the course, with the end or target date for completion set with respect to these factors. The minimum time required is one year.

Your progress will be assessed by a range of methods including practical assessments/ observations, written assignments, and identification tests. It has to be pointed out, that training is delivered by a combination of college attendance one day per week, which is linked to work based assessment. Your Tutor and assessor will work with you and help you put together a work based portfolio of completed work.

You may also have the opportunity to complement your studies with other qualifications that will help you gain employment, including Functional skills and a range of competency tests to include chainsaw use and climbing operations.

Advanced Apprenticeship Trees and Timber Level 3

After completing the course you could progress to a level 4 qualification such as the Foundation Degree in Arboriculture

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here

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