The following qualifications will be required prior to taking the end point assessments: * Level 2 award in emergency first aid at work * Level 2 award in safe use of brushwood chipper * Traffic Management (NRSWA Unit 002 Signing, Lighting and Guarding) OR Sector Scheme 12D * Level 2 award in chainsaw maintenance * Level 2 award in crosscutting timber using a chainsaw * Level 2 award in felling and processing trees up to 380mm * Level 2 award in accessing a tree using a rope and harness * Level 3 award in aerial tree rescue operations * Level 3 award in aerial cutting of trees using free fall techniques * Level 2 award in safe use of mobile elevated work platform * Level 3 award in use of a chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP)
Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification
Skills, Knowledge & Behaviours
An apprentice will be required to undertake & have an understanding of a number of different core skills, knowledge & behaviours to complete this apprenticeship. Please see factsheet for more information.
Level 1 Mathematics & Level 1 English
Learning and assessment
Theory work & learning materials delivered online with photographic, video & audio evidence being collected through the Onefile E-Portfolio platform, supported by off site technical training one day per fortnight at Myerscough College.
The employer will have access to their apprentices Onefile E-Portfolio so they can monitor progress & work that has been set by the tutor.
The qualification is made up of a number of mandatory units designed to have maximum relevance to the job & integrate with day to day responsibilities.
An employer must allow an apprentice 20% of their working week to undertake work required to complete their apprenticeship (this is a legal requirement) & will include any college attendance required.
There will be an end point assessment, conducted by an independent assessor.
The End Point Assessment will contain 4 components, all components must be passed for the apprentice to meet the apprenticeship standard and will consist of:
- Holistic project
- Online multiple choice knowledge tests
- Practical tests
- Structured Interview
There will be 2 levels of achievement: Pass and Distinction
Apprentices successfully completing the Level 2 Apprenticeship have opportunities to progress within the industry by continuing onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Arboriculture or other Further Education courses.
Typical jobs apprentices will be able to progress onto on completion of this Apprenticeship will depend on the qualifications and experience gained, but could include: Tree Surgeon, Forestry Worker, Woodsman.
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