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Warwickshire College Group

Arboriculture

UCAS Code: D500

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


2 or more (6 unit) A Levels

GCSE/National 4/National 5

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above.

or equivalent level 3 qualifications (such as BTEC/C&G Diploma or Extended Diploma)

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Forestry and arboriculture

This course is ideal for those who wish to further their arboriculture experience and knowledge. The course is designed to enable graduates to be 'work ready' and FdSc students will be required to undertake a minimum of ten weeks of work placement within the arboriculture sector as part of their course.

Modules are delivered by staff with substantial experience in amenity arboriculture. Arboriculture involves the establishment and maintenance of trees in a wide range of situations, including private gardens, parks, woodlands and public spaces. Although it can include tree surgery, careers in arboriculture range from local authority tree officers to management of private estates, and consultancy. As part of the course, you will have the chance to gain practical arboricultural skills, however, due to the breadth of the arboriculture industry, this is not the main focus of the course.

The course is taught at Pershore College, utilising the excellent facilities and extensive tree collection.

Modules

Modules may include:
Year 1 modules:
Arboricultural Industry and Contracting,
Arboricultural Principles,
Plant and Soil Science.
Tree Surveying and Hazard Analysis,
Arboricultural Contracting,
Tree Work Skills,
ASSET (academic study skills and employability).

Year 2 modules:
Work-Based Project,
Tree Pests, Diseases and Disorders,
Business Environment and Marketing,
Tree & Woodland Management
Trees, Planning and the Law.

Assessment methods

Approximately 50% of modular content is assessed through course assignments,many of which will be linked to real life scenarios; The remainder of the assessment will be exams. The assessment methods are subject to a review in August 2019 and there may be some changes at that point.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,735
per year
EU
£8,735
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,735
per year
Scotland
£8,735
per year
Wales
£8,735
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Pershore College

Department:

Horticulture, Floristry and Silviculture

TEF rating:

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