Level 2 Forestry and Arboriculture

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Wildlife, Ecology & Conservation HR219A01/24/1 Further Education

Course Information

Foresters & arboriculturists care for the nation's trees in rural, urban, private and public spaces. Be part of this energetic and exciting industry! The Level 2 Forestry & Arboriculture is an ideal way for school leavers to start in the tree industry. This course is a blend of theory and practical sessions and builds on your enthusiasm for this industry. Learn a wide range of skills which will give you opportunities for future study or entry to employment.


  • Level 2 Foresty and Arboriculture
Course Content
  • Health and safety & working in the land and wildlife industry
    Machinery, tools and equipment
    Understanding the environment, conservation and science of trees & plants
    Tree classification and identification
    Tree establishment and woodland management
    Tree felling and ground based operations
    Assisted tree climbing and aerial pruning operations
    Tree work placement and tree work skills
    English and maths for students who do not have GCSE grades 4/C or Level 2 Functional Skills.
Entry Requirements
  • 4 GCSEs minimum grade 3/D, including English and maths. You will be required to complete a weekly work placement. You will need a keen interest and enthusiasm in forestry & arboriculture. Tetanus protection is recommended.
Next Steps
  • L3 in Wildlife and Environment or a L3 T Level Trees and Woodland Management
Career Opportunities
  • Employment in arboricultural, forestry or allied businesses, work with tree surgeons, work with contractors for utility, road, rail and housing tree projects, domestic garden tree work.

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
09-Sep-2024 20-Jun-2025 9.30 a.m. 3.45 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Full Time
Day of the week Number of sessions
Course Fees

There are no course fees for eligible students aged 16-18. Students aged 19-25 may also be eligible for government funding or a student loan depending on their circumstances.
NPTC tests, also called Certificates of Competence of Licences to practice can be arranged if your course tutors think you are of a suitable standard following KMC training (dependent on attendance). An assessment fee will be payable to the examining body. The timing of these tests will be discussed at interview and again at the start of the course

Materials Required

Basic stationery: calculator, pens, paper and lever arch files. Suitable outdoor clothing - the clothing must be suitable for environment, weather and time of year. Protective overalls. Steel toe capped work boots. Steel toe capped wellington boots. Hi-vis yellow vest,general work gloves.Department uniform: polo shirt and sweatshirt. Students may wish to purchase their own specialist chainsaw clothing, this should not be done before consultation with the teaching team. Tetanus protection is recommended. All protective equipment will be inspected by the Course Manager

What's next?

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