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Forestry and Aboriculture- Level 2 BTEC Technical Certificate

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code FOF002/PROG
Qualification Type Degree
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


If you�re looking at which direction to take when you leave school and you�re interested in forestry and arboriculture, this is definitely the course for you.

A brilliant introduction to this very interesting industry, you�ll get to enjoy a real mix of lessons both in our modern classrooms and during practical sessions at our excellent on-site facilities as part of the huge Plumpton estate.

You�ll get to learn about topics such as estate skills, timber harvesting and tree planting.

These are a suite of level 2 qualifications which can be studied in a variety of combinations as part of a study package to allow flexibility and to help you to develop your forestry knowledge and skills.

This one-year programme is designed for those who are interested in a successful career working in the forestry and arboricultural industries.

Additional Qualifications

There may be an opportunity for you to gain extra qualifications on top of your main award in subjects such as Health and Safety, Working With Others or Personal Money Management.

This programme will train you towards but not necessarily include chainsaw certification (NPTC)

  • College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and maths


Indicative Programme Content

The programme is made up of up to six units/subjects:

  • Work related experience in countryside, woodland or environment
  • Environmental and land-based businesses
  • Ecology of trees, woods and forests
  • Tree climbing and pruning operations
  • Land-based machinery operation
  • Practical forestry skills

You will also study functional skills, or GCSE Maths and English to help improve your literacy and numeracy.

How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements


  • You�ll need to have achieved 3 or more GCSEs between Grade A-D (new grades 9-3)
  • Successful completion of a related Level 1 qualification plus GCSE English and Maths
  • Mature students without the above requirements will be considered


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