This diploma qualification was formally the Level 3 Technicians Certificate in Arboriculture. This is an arboricultural manager 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 theory qualification in Arboriculture before attempting this qualification, however depending on the experience of the candidate this is not always necessary.
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 Technicians Certificate and so the Tree Life course is designed in the year to take you through to the Diploma level.
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 a Diploma. 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 4 Diploma. Where possible we work to a traditional academic term time table.
(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 information 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.
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 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!
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 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.