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Arboriculture (Tree Surgery)

Trees are often described as the lungs of the planet and are vital to our survival. They enhance our urban areas and create amazing landscapes. Managing this resource is vital to our future and sustainability.

The Forestry and Arboriculture sector has remained strong in recent years with extremely good employment prospects. Jobs can be found with existing firms such as utility companies but this sector also lends itself well to the smaller start up firm and private business. Specialists can quickly be earing in excess of £25,000/year, with senior advisors earning much more.

Hands-on experience

Access to a variety of trees on our rural estate.

Equipment available

Cutting edge equipment and training.

Industry demand

Strong demand for skills in this sector.

Career variety

A wide variety of job roles to engage with.

Key information

As well as achieving a nationally recognised technical qualification in Forestry & Arboriculture you will also have the opportunity to achieve qualifications in English and maths.

Training takes place on our Rodbaston College estate and is further supplemented by close links with regional industry experts.

You will be taught through a combination of classroom and practical activities that replicate the skills and knowledge required by modern industry. As part of this course you will be required to complete a minimum of 150 hours industry experience, a vital part of further developing employability prospects.

You can become a

  • Ground Operative
  • Climber
  • Trainer
  • Business Owner
  • Tree Officer
  • Estate Manager
  • Forester
  • Contractor
  • Craftsperson
  • Machinery Specialist

Take the next step with a career in Arboriculture

Why SSC?

At South Staffordshire College our students come first, and everything we do is aimed at helping you to realise your full potential. We are about careers not courses and our expert staff will make sure you have the skills and knowledge needed to give you that competitive edge for when you start your career within your chosen industry.

As a school leaver, you will be treated as an adult, within a friendly and supportive environment. You’ll enjoy more freedom and independence, and you’ll make many new friends, all with the same passion and journey ahead as you. As an adult, we understand you may feel uneasy about returning to education, but there is no need to be. We have smaller class sizes and supportive tutors to make you feel very welcome.

#CreateYourCareer with us.

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