Tree Consultant / Tree Surgeon / Arboricultural Surveyor

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture

Pathway: Arboriculture. Learners complete 12 mandatory and 3 optional units.


Mandatory Units

  • Professional Working Responsibilities

  • Plant and Soil Science

  • Contemporary Issues in the Land-based Sectors

  • Identification, Planting and Care of Trees

  • Tree-felling Activities

  • Trees in Urban Environments

  • Work Experience in the Land-based Sectors

  • Estate Skills

  • Tree and Shrub Pruning and Maintenance

  • Tree Pests and Diseases

  • Forestry and Arboricultural Machinery Operations

  • Forestry and Silviculture.

Recommended optional units:

  • Survey, Measuring and Inspecting Trees

  • Woodland Management

  • Developing a Land-based Enterprise

Lantra Awards Legislative Tests/Skills-based Programmes

The following Lantra Awards courses complement your BTEC Nationals in Forestry and Arboriculture course, offering your learners additional key work-based skills to help them pursue a career in this sector.

Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting*

Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm*

Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in Accessing a Tree using a Rope and Harness*

Lantra Awards Technical Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (Including Skills Identity Card)

Lantra Awards Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Rescue Operations

Lantra Awards Technical Award in Health and Safety for Agriculture and Horticulture

*Majority of content covered within BTEC Level 3 Nationals Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture – see specification or Lantra Awards assessment guidance for full details.


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