The interaction of soil environments and woody plants
Woody plant physiology
The supply, planting and aftercare of woody plant
Principles of tree surgery operations
Tree inspections and statute and common law applied to trees
Principles of woodlands, forestry and ecology
The principles of managing special trees
Entry requirements & additional information
- Entry requirements
- Learning and assessment
- Learning support
- Special requirements
Students need to be 18 years of age or over with some achievement at GCSE or in relevant further education qualifications.
Applicants could be employed or actively engaged within the Arboriculture industry or related disciplines in the widest sense.
Although not an entry requirement of the course, it is strongly recommended that applicants try to gain experience within the arboricultural industry during their year of study, or are already practising arborists.
Learning and assessment
There are no practical elements - e.g. NPTC certificate of competence - as part of this distance-learning course.
Level 3 in Arboriculture (2 years full time), AA Technician's Certificate or similar course.
Climber/grounds person within an arboricultural contracting firm or local authority, both in the United Kingdom and abroad. Self-employed tree work contractors or relative department within a local authority or industry contractor.
Myerscough College is committed to ensuring that on-line materials are accessible to all, in accordance with the (SENDA) Special Educational Needs and Disability Act, 2001.
Access to a personal computer, internet facilities and a current e-mail account are essential IT requirements:
- Access to a PC
- Microsoft Office 2007
- Broadband internet connection
- Email account.
- Internet Explorer 8 or above
- Firefox 3.5 or above
- Google Chrome
Free downloadable software:
- Adobe Acrobat Reader
- Flash Player
Possible subscriptions to journals, periodicals and websites.