This course is ideal if you are planning a change of career or as continuing professional development if you are already employed in the industry. The focus is on providing a comprehensive knowledge of trees at senior technician/management level.
Your first set of course materials will be sent to you when you enrol. You can start as soon as you want and progress through the course at your own pace (you have 2 years to complete it), studying when and where you choose. As you complete each lesson, your tutor will promptly return your marked assignment with constructive feedback and guidance.
Lesson 1 – Tree Knowledge. Identification, a tree collection, tree age, street trees.
Lesson 2 – Nursery Practices. Tree and shrub tendering, nursery stock-pricing.
Lesson 3 – Tree establishment. Woodland design, urban soils, nutrition of trees and shrubs.
Lesson 4 – The Tree’s Environment. Ecology. Vegetation analysis, trees and pollution.
Lesson 5 – Design and Management of Woodlands. Contracts in arboriculture.
Lesson 6 – Plant Health. Plant pathology including a directory of pests and diseases.
Lesson 7 – Biology of Woody Plants. Plant science in arboriculture.
Lesson 8 – Legislation and Arboriculture. Health and Safety. Hazard identification.
Lesson 9 – Maintenance of Woody Plants. Arboriculture specifications.
Lesson 10 – Miscellaneous. Autumn colour in sequence. Arboriculture associations.
Successfully complete this course and you will achieve the HCC Diploma*.
* The HCC Diploma will be issued once you have successfully completed your course and finished your course payments.
Throughout your training, you will be able to ask questions, receive feedback and further develop your knowledge by contacting our experienced tutors by phone or email.
You do not need previous arboriculture knowledge or experience to enrol on this course.
If needed you have 2 years to complete the course. Many students are able to complete this course in approximately 6-12 months*.
*Timescales are approximate and depend upon application and motivation.
Successfully complete this course and: