diploma qualification was formally the NQF Level 3 Technician's
Certificate in Arboriculture. This is an arboricultural manager’s
qualification suitable for those wishing to work as assistant tree
officers or to gain experience in consultancy work.
Often learners will have taken a Level 2 qualification in
Arboriculture before attempting this qualification, however depending on
the experience of the candidate this is not always necessary.
Format of the Qualification:
The new framework gives candidates the opportunity to achieve different grades such as Certificates
and Diplomas in the different levels, for example at Level 4 learners
can gain a Certificate and a Diploma. This new building
block approach to moving up the qualifications ladder in equal
steps through levels 2, 4 and 6 allows for good continuity of
learning. Tree Life will encourage and support candidates to reach a Diploma at level 4 as this is
the full qualification that replaces the Technician's Certificate and so the Tree Life course is designed in the year to take you through to the Diploma level.
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 a Diploma. The portfolio will form the evidence required at
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 4 Diploma. Where possible we work to a
traditional academic term time table.
- Tree Life Training Centre in Syston, Leicester
- Westonbirt Arboretum in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
- Barcham Trees in Ely, Cambridgeshire
- Parndon Wood in Harlow, Essex
(All groups are dependent on variable class sizes to run)
to look at the available spaces for each venue please see our page.
To get a booklet of inforamtion about this course please email Keely for more details.
Your other option is to take the Tree Mail Correspondence Course if you cannot make it to the classroom based courses.
At Tree Life we have always looked to make training as
flexible for the learner as possible. As we have done previously we
will continue to see if we can accommodate groups formed by candidates
in specific location. If you believe you can form a viable group in your
location please contact us.
The Course Tutor:
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 4 qualification Andrew Summerley is our head of teaching and
the main tutor. Tree Life occasionally use specialists for certain
subjects but with Andy'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!
.....so call 01162606939 or email Keely for further advice and details!
* Gain the Full Diploma 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 15 days required.
* Internal assessment meaning no external examinations!
are professional Qualifications and therefore Tree Life prepares
candidates not just for the gaining of the qualification but for the
next job in hand. we think being consultants ourselves aids the level of training.
* Various venues with the possibility of forming your own group.
* A highly qualified Tutor who is also a well respected consultant in his own right.
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.
* option to apply for the Tree Life Sponsorship program and gain £1000.00 towards your studies
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.
* 8 interest free standing orders
For Early Applications
is ideal if a candidate has achieved a level two qualification in
arboriculture before attempting this qualification. However each
candidate should have discussed with Tree Life their past experience and
current qualifications before applying to the course to ensure that
they attend the right one.
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.
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.