Arboriculture for Armed Forces Veterans

About the course

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Course Overview

Do you have a love of trees and the Great Outdoors? Would you like to start a new career working in the arboriculture and woodland management sector?

Myerscough College is proud to be an Armed Forces friendly organisation, having signed the Armed Forces Covenant to recognise and value the diverse skills, qualities, competencies and experiences that all members of the Armed Forces Community can bring to the work place

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this course other than an interest in the subject area

What will the course involve?

During the course you will learn a wide range of tree management and pruning skills, to help you understand and carry out identification, planting and establishment of various trees and shrubs for forestry and arboriculture. The course also provides a selection on industry “tickets”, enabling you to kick-start your new career or become self-employed. These include Level 2 Awards in Chainsaw Maintenance, Chainsaw Use and Wood Chipper Operations

How long will I be learning?

Location: Preston Campus

Course Length: 5 weeks:

· Monday 1pm to 5pm

· Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am to 5pm

· Friday 9am to 1pm

Start Date: Monday 20th May 2019

What equipment will I need?

Steel toe-capped boots with good grip and ankle support

Outdoor clothing and waterproofs and good pair of gardening gloves

What can I expect to learn from this course?

During this 5 week programme, you will achieve the following :

· Level 3 Certificate in Arboriculture and Forestry

· Level 2 Safe Use of Manually Fed Wood Chipper

· Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting

What other training programmes and progression opportunities are there?

Arboriculture at Myerscough

Myerscough introduced the UK’s first Foundation Degree, the first Honours Degree, the first online Degree and, most recently, the first Masters Degree in Arboriculture. We have a highly experienced team of staff who are well regarded in the industry and regularly deliver training and seminars to those working and researching the subject. The College boasts fantastic arboriculture facitilities and is home to the purpose built National Centre for Arboriculture, a state of the art teaching facility for the subject.