Tree and Soil Relations
Tree Nutrition and Fertilisation
Tree Pruning Concepts and Techniques
Tree Installation and Establishment
Cabling, Rod Bracing, Propping and Lightening Protection
Problem Diagnosis and Management
Climbing Techniques and Working in the Tree
Statutory Protection for Trees
Students are required to have some experience working in the arboriculture industry.
Learning and assessment
All learning materials have been specifically designed for this course and for the requirement of meeting the rigours of the external ISA certified arborist exam. All learning materials will be delivered online through the use of the Virtual Learning Environment- CANVAS. Additional learning and assessment support will be made available through the modules through 1:1 tutor dialogue and use of discussion boards to collaborate with your peers.
There are no practical elements to this distance learning course e.g. NPTC Certificates.
Please note- it will be the students responsibility to book and pay for the external ISA exam.
The ISA certified arborist qualification is designed to give you additional theoretical understanding of trees and will benefit you in your job role.
Operative within an Arboricultural contracting or surveying/consulting firm or Local Authority, both in the United Kingdom and abroad. Self-employed tree work contractors or surveyor/consultant or relative department within a Local Authority or industry contractor.
Access to a PC
Broadband or internet connection
As a Myerscough student, for the duration of your course you will have free access to Microsoft Office 365, including all Office applications and a OneDrive cloud storage account
Costs that are optional for the course:
Although not mandatory, it is advised that you purchase the Arborists’ Certification Study Guide to supplement your studies.
Although work experience is not part of the course, for your own self-reflection and application of knowledge, it is strongly recommended that applicants try to gain experience within the Arboricultural industry throughout their time of study, or are already practising arborists.