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Apprenticeship training course

Arborist (level 2)

Planting, felling and maintaining trees.

Qualification level
2
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Agriculture, environmental and animal care
Maximum funding
£15,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • arboricultural officer
  • arborist
  • forestry worker
  • landscape gardener
  • tree climber
  • tree cutter
  • tree surgeon
  • woodsman
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Recognise health and safety needs onsite and work safely
  • Take instruction from the job supervisor and other senior work colleagues to include signing onto the site specific risk assessment / emergency action plan and maintaining records
  • Select appropriate equipment for the Load and unload equipment safely
  • Set out work place signage (highway & non highway) and assists with traffic control
  • Process tree work arisings using appropriate machinery
  • Take appropriate care of tools, equipment and customer property
  • Recognise a basic range of tree and shrub species using common and scientific names
  • Identify pests, diseases, disorders and tree defects
  • Carry out a range of ground-based pruning operations
  • Fell and process small trees
  • Support aerial tree workers both Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) and climbing with transfer of equipment for aerial tree work operations
  • Perform an aerial rescue of colleague from a rope and harness and a MEWP
  • Work safely at height in the tree under supervision
  • Prepare sites for planting, plant trees and provide support, protection and aftercare

Full information on Arborist (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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