Land Management and Arboriculture Skills Bootcamp



Skills Bootcamps is an exciting new funded initiative for Hertfordshire designed to provide short flexible training courses where individuals will gain sector specific skills for life, enabling individuals to enter into the sector, retain in a new industry or upskill in their current career.

This course will equip learners with the knowledge and skills required for the green sector through a combination of classroom learning and practical work experience working with industry professionals. Over the 4 week programme, learners will study industry specific skills, employability skills and gain hands on experience with an employer.

If you are interested in a career occupation such as tree climber, tree surgeon, arborist or forestry worker, then this course allows you to gain knowledge and skills ready for these careers.

Any candidates who are unemployed will have guaranteed interview on completion of the programme with a local green skills employer.

Course Content - What will I learn?

– Benefits of working in the green sector
– Insight into the green sector
– Biosecurity awareness
– Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS)
– Ecology awareness
– OPM awareness
– Introduction to Tree Surveying
– Tree planting and aftercare
– Water safe working
– Health and Safety awareness
– CV Writing and Interview Skills

Am I right for the course?

To be eligible for this course, you must be:

• 19 years old+ as of 31/08/23
• Live in Hertfordshire or in proximity
• Able to drive, or willing to take lessons to gain paid employment
• Right to work
• Good level of English and Maths

– Good level of English and Maths
– Attendance of planned sessions
– Looking to gain employment on completion, or develop your career through new roles/responsibilities

You will be taught by industry professionals from Hertfordshire. Sessions will take place at St Albans campus.

What Next?

If you are interested in this course or have any further questions, please click ‘enquire now’ to submit your enquiry, and the Skills Bootcamp team will be in contact with you in due course.

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16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.

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Contact our Admissions team to find out more about student fees and how they might apply to you.

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