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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:
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.
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.
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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