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City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Trees and Timber (General Woodland & Forestry Treework)

Further Details
Course Code
LA14067
Location
Distance Learning
Duration
Open or Distance Learning, The qualification is gained through units and candidates are encouraged to work at their own pace following individual programmes of learning.

The length of time taken to complete will depend upon many factors but we expect most candidates to need about 12 months
Department
Forestry & The Countryside, Horticulture & Landscaping, Sustainability, Conservation & The Environment
Start Date
30 Jul 2024
End Date
30 Jul 2025
Course Overview
This qualification is designed for those learners working in arboriculture, in both the public and private sectors, which have identified it necessary to complement their training and experience and to provide evidence of their competence required for employment and/or career progression in the arboriculture sector
Pathways include forestry establishment, maintenance and harvesting, green wood trades, and arboriculture.
The course aims to provide learners with the opportunity to acquire the essential skills, knowledge and understanding required for employment in arboriculture and related industries, and to enable them to progress to advanced study provide a stimulating and supportive learning environment for learners to develop their potential contribution to arboriculture and associated industries develop underpinning knowledge within the subject area, by promoting and encouraging the development of new techniques and learning activities

The qualification includes mandatory and optional units
Learners must achieve a minimum of 37 credits.
This will be made up of 28 credits from the mandatory units to include in areas such as but not exclusive to
● Control local pollution incidents in the environmental and land-based industries
● Identify tree species and associated plants
● Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
● Fell and process small trees
● Cross-cut and stack small diameter timber using a chainsaw
● Chainsaw maintenance
● NPTC Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Trees and Timber independent assessment
Plus at least 9 credits from optional units in areas such as but not exclusive to

● Manually Plant trees
● Carry out non chemical post-planting protection and maintenance
● Prepare and Operate machinery to Fell Trees
● Prepare and maintain safe working site for arboricultural operations from the ground
● Lay a hedge
● Tree protection and maintenance for newly planted coppice
You will be assessed through a series of activities and assignments.

These are assessed internally and moderated both internally and externally.
Accreditation of prior learning is also considered, but this is time bound.
Learners must be at least 16 years old
Suitable learners are invited to join anytime of the year. It is essential that you are currently employed in this area of learning and fully supported by your employer. You don’t need any previous qualifications in this area to get started.
All applicants will undertake a thorough training needs analysis to ensure that the correct course and levels are chosen.
These qualifications can help you to progress in roles such as
● Forest worker
● Forest officer
● Arboriculturalist
Please contact our employer engagement team on 0300 30 30 006 or email employers@cambria.ac.uk to discuss funding eligibility.
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