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QCF Level 2 Qualification in Arboriculture:

The ABC Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture 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

Our Objective: For our learners to achieve a level 2 qualification which will improve their career ambitions in the real world of arboriculture and ensure our learners have the necessary knowledge to complete a level 4 qualification in the future.

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Five Mandatory Theory Units:

  1. The interaction of soil environments and woody plants
  2. Woody plant physiology
  3. The supply planting and aftercare of woody plants
  4. Principles of tree surgery operations
  5. Tree inspections and statute and common law applied to trees

One of the following Optional Units:

  1. The principles of aerial tree surgery and ground based arboricultural operations
  2. Principles of woodlands, forestry and ecology.
  3. The principles of managing special trees
  4. Principles of tree surgery equipment use and maintenance

The assessment for the majority of the qualification will be by internal assessment; therefore candidates will be submitting work to Tree Life which will build up not only their knowledge as a resource for future work, but also build in to a portfolio of evidence of completed work for attaining the Certificate. The portfolio will form the evidence required at external moderation. 

Our courses will take place on a fortnightly basis with times depending on the location. The course has been designed to take 1 year to complete up to the Level 2 Certificate. Where possible we work to a traditional academic term time table.



for this Qualification we suse our tree LIfe training centre base in Syston in Leicestershire.

To look at the available spaces for this course please see our  page.

The Course Tutor:

At Tree Life we pride ourselves on our ability to provide first class training and therefore this means that we require the best tutors. For the Level 2 qualification Tony Price is our head of teaching and the main tutor. Tree Life occasionally use specialists for certain subjects but with Tony's wealth of experience candidates will be in good hands throughout the course. Candidates have support and experience from others on their course as well. Most of our group members continue to interact with each other long after our courses have finished! call 01162606939 or email Keely for further advice and details!Booklet 2014.png

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If you have decided the Level 2 is for you then you can apply online here by submitting your details and paying your deposit either by card or by Paypal:

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​In summary:

Gain the Full Certificate with Tree Life in 1 year or have support from us for a further 2 years if you don't quite manage it in the year.

* Courses are part time and designed to fit around work. just 12 days required.

* Internal assessment meaning no external examinations!

* These are professional Qualifications and therefore Tree Life prepares candidates not just for the gaining of the qualification but for the next job in hand.

*   A highly qualified Tutor who is also a well respected consultant in his own right.

*   12 sessions/days of classroom training across a 10 month period. Starting in September each year with moderation in the following September thereby taking a year to complete the qualification.

Payment Options:

Since the beginning Tree Life has always offered payment options with NO interest charged and this year is no different. Candidates can choose from a range of options that spread across the length of the course:

*   to pay in one lump sum at the start of the course.

*   4 interest free standing orders

At Tree Life we want to ensure that every candidate is on the right qualification at the right time for them as this makes for the best environments in which to learn in and ensure the best chances for the candidate to gain the qualification, therefore please call us to discuss your next step with us and gain advice. 

Access to a computer with an internet connection and an email address is advisable for each candidate due to the receiving of materials and the completion of work for their portfolio's.

To register for this course or for more details including prices email Keely or call for a discussion about your next step and an information booklet to be sent to you by email.