Principles of tree management
This unit covers the management aspects of trees including legislation and common laws that apply to working practices and covers the following Learning Outcomes: i. Know the value of trees including ecological, amenity, monetary etc. ii. Understand how common law precedent may be applied to trees iii. Understand the implications of statutes related to trees including height clearance, high hedges, protected species etc. iv. Understand the implications of Health and Safety legislation and good practice related to tree work v. Understand the application and implications of pro-actively managing tree populations vi. Understand the values of Ancient and Veteran trees There are no practical elements - e.g. NPTC certificate of competence - as part of this distance-learning course.
Students need to be 18 years of age or over with some achievement at GCSE or in relevant further education qualifications.
Although not an entry requirement of the course, it is strongly recommended that applicants try to gain experience within the Arboricultural industry throughout their time of study, or are already practising arborists.
Foundation Degree in Arboriculture (2 years full time), AA Technician's Certificate or similar course.
Operative 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.
Access to a personal computer, internet facilities and a current e-mail account are essential IT requirements:
- Access to a PC
- Broadband internet connection
- Email account
As a Myerscough College Student, and for the duration of your course, you will have free access to Microsoft Office 365 including all Office applications including a Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage account.
Although not mandatory, subscriptions to journals, periodicals and websites are recommended to provide a wider scope of information and understanding.