NEW for 2022-23 – A replacement for the Level 6 Diploma
The Skills & Education Group (SEG) have announced that the Level 6 Certificate and Diploma in Arboriculture is being withdrawn. Currently in our industry we still have the academic route however we know it is important for our industry to maintain the competence-based training and so we are introducing the Accredited Training Programme in Urban Tree Management (ATP), awarded by Tree Life and SEG jointly.
Our joint enterprise with SEG has been written by Dave Dowson, the principal author of the current Levels 2, 4 and 6 current qualifications. The Urban Tree Management Programme has been tailored for employability – for tree officers and consultants alike. While the ATP is not an Ofqual registered qualification, we believe the industry will embrace this as the next step of their professional path. The Programme will be externally moderated for quality assurance by SEG Awards just as the current qualifications are. The certificates will be awarded by SEG Group jointly with Tree Life Arboricultural Training. Tree Life remains an approved provider of training giving us the seal of approval that training will continue to be to our exceptionally high standard.
Tree Life is proud to add that our Accredited Training Programme is recognised by the Arboricultural Association!
Ideally learners will have taken the SEG Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture or an equivalent qualification along with relevant experience before attempting this programme, ideally experience in a Consultative role or Tree Officer position, however Tree Life is happy to discuss which course is best for each candidate depending on their experience.
The Urban Tree Management Programme has been tailored for employability – for tree officers and consultants alike. To allow both parties to gain their respective understanding of a topic, at times tree officers undertake a slightly different role to that of a consultant within the same topic: there are questions that you can choose from depending on what your current focus is – this is an ideal way of tailoring the program to the candidates knowledge and skill needs.
Our joint enterprise with SEG has been written by Dave Dowson, the principal author of the current Levels 2, 4 and 6 qualifications. An Arboricultural Level 6 Qualification has existed in various forms since 1968 and served the arboricultural professional extremely well. The competence-based nature of it has set it aside from academic qualifications and made it a premier qualification for consultants and tree officers alike since the 1960’s. The replacement still provides the same competency based training, ensuring the industry still has the professional route alongside the academic route.
Tree Life is proud to add that our Accredited Training Programme is recognised by the Arboricultural Association! Have a look at the article in the Autumn 2022 issue of Arb Magazine here: https://www.trees.org.uk/News-Blog/Latest-News/New-Accredited-Training-Programme-in-Urban-Tree-Management
The Tree Life course is designed to take you through the Programme in two years, with monthly releases of information from September to June each year. Where possible we work to a traditional academic term time table.
The Programme is made up of 4 mandatory components.
The assessment 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. The portfolio will form the evidence required at external moderation.
We are online for the September 2023 academic year; on the basis of industry feedback currently the ATP is available online only. We have found candidates appreciate the flexibility and the lack of travel, with live face to face elements and 1-2-1 tutor access for the best of both worlds! To get a booklet of information about this course please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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 ATP Tony Price is our Programme Manager, Andy and Dave are both stepping back this year and will be supporting Tony from the background. The programme has been developed by Dave Dowson, including all programme elements; he will be appearing in many of your video lectures alongside Andy Summerley and Tony Price. 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 in our various courses continue to interact with each other long after their courses have finished!
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:
It is ideal if a candidate has achieved the SEG Level 4 Diploma in Arboriculture or an equivalent qualification in Arboriculture before attempting this programme, along with relevant experience in arboriculture, ideally experience in a Consultative role or Tree Officer position . 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.
ideal if a candidate has achieved a level two theory 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.