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Arboriculture Foundation Degree

Askham Bryan College
Length: 2 years / 3 years
Study pace: Full time/part time
Education level: Foundation program
Location: York
Language: English

Program description

The Arboriculture Foundation degree course provides vocational based study for management roles in the arboriculture industry. There is work experience in both years, personal development planning is also included and you will undertake a personal research project.,

For degree level study for those who are currently studying or have already completed Level 3 qualifications such as A Levels or a National/Extended Diploma. It can be ‘topped up’ to an honours degree in applied horticulture with one further year of study.

Topics of study in the Arboriculture Foundation degree include:

  • Vocational Placements 1 and 2
  • Business Modules 1 and 2
  • Plant, Soil andEnvironmental science
  • Site Analysis and Surveying
  • Use of Machinery
  • Plant Taxonomy and Identification
  • Arboricultural Practices
  • Arboricultural Sciences
  • Tree Pests and Diseases
  • Planning and Tree Law
  • Tree and WoodlandManagement
  • Contract and Project Management
  • Personal Development Planning
  • A Personal Research Project

Further study: a one year ‘top up’ route to an honours degree in Applied Horticulture.

Careers: with Local Authorities in roles such as arborist (tree surgeon) or tree officer; private arborist or consultant, contract management, botanic gardens or arboretum curator, research etc. There are also good international opportunities.

Admission requirements

Students wishing to study Arboriculture Foundation must meet the following entry requirements:

  • a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grace C or above, or a BTEC First Diploma witha minimum of 20 points;
  • a minimum of 80 UCAS points (which mayinclude Key Skills at level 2 or above) including study of 2 A levelsto A2 level, or a BTEC National Diploma;
  • a satisfactory reference.

About school

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan College is one of the UK's foremost land-based colleges and provides education and training at all levels from introductory courses for school leavers right up to honours degrees. The college, previously Yorkshire Institute of Agriculture, was founded in 1948...


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Askham Bryan College

Askham Fields Lane
YO23 3FR York
United Kingdom

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