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Level 2 Certificate Arboriculture On-line (Adults)

Level 2 Certificate Arboriculture On-line (Adults)

About the course

The Level 2 (Royal Forestry Society) Certificate in Arboriculture On-Line is a distance learning course covering at an introductory level all aspects of tree work that are needed to be employed by an arborist in the tree work industry.

The course is designed for people working in the industry who wish to increase their knowledge of tree work and related activities or for people wishing to change career paths.

The qualification is well recognised within the arboricultural industry and gives entry to further and higher qualifications.

Course modules

Year 1

The interaction of soil environments and woody plants

Woody plant physiology

The supply, planting and aftercare of woody plant

Principles of tree surgery operations

Tree inspections and statute and common law applied to trees

Principles of woodlands, forestry and ecology

The principles of managing special trees

Entry requirements & additional information

Entry requirements

Students need to be 18 years of age or over with some achievement at GCSE or in relevant further education qualifications.

Applicants could be employed or actively engaged within the Arboriculture industry or related disciplines in the widest sense.

Although not an entry requirement of the course, it is strongly recommended that applicants try to gain experience within the arboricultural industry during their year of study, or are already practising arborists.

Learning and assessment

There are no practical elements - e.g. NPTC certificate of competence - as part of this distance-learning course.


Level 3 in Arboriculture (2 years full time), AA Technician's Certificate or similar course.


Climber/grounds person within an arboricultural contracting firm or local authority, both in the United Kingdom and abroad. Self-employed tree work contractors or relative department within a local authority or industry contractor.

Learning support

Myerscough College is committed to ensuring that on-line materials are accessible to all, in accordance with the (SENDA) Special Educational Needs and Disability Act, 2001.

Special requirements

Access to a personal computer, internet facilities and a current e-mail account are essential IT requirements:

  • Access to a PC
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Broadband internet connection
  • Email account.

Recommended browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 8 or above
  • Firefox 3.5 or above
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari

Free downloadable software:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Flash Player

Extra Costs:

Possible subscriptions to journals, periodicals and websites.

Arboriculture at Myerscough

Myerscough introduced the UK’s first Foundation Degree, the first Honours Degree, the first online Degree and, most recently, the first Masters Degree in Arboriculture. We have a highly experienced team of staff who are well regarded in the industry and regularly deliver training and seminars to those working and researching the subject. The College boasts fantastic arboriculture facitilities and is home to the purpose built National Centre for Arboriculture, a state of the art teaching facility for the subject.