This course would suit you if you want to pursue a career in Trees and Timber

What will I study?

The qualification combines knowledge and practical work with employment experience and will work on outdoor jobs. The course reflects the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in Trees and Timber.

What modules are covered?

Mandatory Units

  • Control local pollution incidents in environmental and land-based industries
  • Identify tree species, their properties and associated plants
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety
  • Fell and process small trees
  • Crosscut and stack small diameter timber using a chainsaw
  • Prepare & maintain safe working sites for arboricultural operations from the 
  • Arboricultural ground worker
  • Process arisings/residues from tree work and timber operations
  • Chainsaw maintenance

Optional Units - Examples (these are chosen by your assessor and employer)

  • Treat & dispose of stumps and roots
  • Climbing and aerial rescue
  • Safe use of powered pole pruners
  • Using a chainsaw from a rope and harness
  • Sectional felling
What qualification (will I get)?

Apprenticeship Level 2 Work-Based Diploma in Trees and Timber (Arboriculture)

How will I be assessed?

Assessments are of a practical nature and are carried out throughout the course. The underpinning knowledge is also assessed. This can be done by a range of methods including written and verbal assessment. Most of the evidence of competence will be gathered in the workplace.

What is the entry process?

Click enquire now or call the Apprenticeship Team on 01332 216640 

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum age of 16 years

Skill Requirements:

  • Good practical skills
  • Stamina
  • Flexibility
  • Responsibility
  • Health and Safety awareness
What else do I need to know?

During this course you will also cover:

Functional Skills:

  • Maths Level 1, English Level 1

Additional Employer Requirements:

  • Employers rights and responsibilities workbook
  • Independent assessment test
  • Apprenticeship logbook

'Trees and Timber' covers a wide range of activities and involves the undertaking of practical tasks.  There is an expectation that learners will have a reasonable level of fitness.  If a learner is in any doubt about the course details, they should discuss their concerns with the course tutor before they enrol.

What can I do after this training course?

Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 Forestry & Arboriculture course.

Got a question about this course?

Call the Apprenticeships Team on 01332 216640

We make every effort to ensure this course information is accurate, however, we reserve the right to make alterations.

Neil Tunnicliffe

"The DART course has given me the opportunity to earn a wage whilst gaining a qualification "


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