Level 5 Qualifications & Level 6 Professional Diploma in Arboriculture
Many institutions offer Level 5 qualifications, such as a HND or FdSc Arboriculture, which provide the arboricultural knowledge and skills to secure consultancy and management roles such as: Arboricultural Consultant, Arboricultural Contracts Manager, Local Authority Tree Officer, Environmental Advisor, Researcher.
The key route for Level 6 qualifications in Arboriculture is the BSc Arboriculture, delivered part-time or full-time via college or university. It is a sought after qualification with only the best achieving it, giving qualification holders a prestigious place in our industry.
Candidates applying for either Level 6 option will preferably have completed the Level 3 Technician's Certificate in Arboriculture (NQF), BTEC or CG Level 3 Diplomas or the current ABC Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture (QCF).
In addition, Tree Life offer the Accredited Training Programme (ATP), accredited by the Skills and Education Group (SEG) and supported by the Arboricultural Association. The ATP is not an accredited Ofqual qualification but offers the same level of education as the old ABC Awards Level 6 Diploma.
For those who want to go even further there are also a range of post-graduate diplomas and even MSc courses in Arboriculture available at universities across the UK.