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Part time Foundation Degree in Arboriculture AB048

Kingston Maurward College

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Foundation Degree in Arboriculture AB048 Qualification FdSc Arboriculture Qualification Level Level : 4 What do these levels mean? Duration : 1 day / week for 70 weeks (over 3 years) Times : Year 1 and 2: 20 x Monday: 9.15 am - 4.45 pm Year 3: 20 x Friday: 9.15 am - 4.45 pm Dates : September : 2010 Run by : Arboriculture Department. Tutor : Dr Rachel Parker Awarding Body Bournemouth University Is it right for me? Anyone wishing to progress within the arboricultural and tree care management industry will benefit from the knowledge and experience this part'time course with bring, covering the academic topics relating to tree care management and trees and woodlands in the urban environment. UCAS Course Code : DK43 What qualifications will I need? Minimum Age 18. Recommended one A level (preferably Science), National Diploma in related subject, RFS in Arboriculture or GNVQ Advanced. Those with Certicate of Higher Education in Arboriculture or HNC do final year of study. Mature students without formal qualifications will be considered. What will I be learning about? Year 1 / 2 ' Level C (Mon): Plant science History, design and surveying Environmental science Tree nomenclature and selection Tree and woodland management Study and research skills Work based learning Tree health Year 3 / 4 ' Level 1 (Fri): Planning and environmental legislation Applied dendrology Managing historical parks, gardens and arboretums Environmental plant physiology Consultation skills Specialist research project What is involved? A theory based course with some visits, practical sessions and individual research projects. Where will it take me? Further study to a BSc (Hons) at other UK institutions. Career opportunities include senior management, contract managers, consultancy. What materials are required? Basic stationery and writing materials. Suitable outdoor clothing and students must wear steel toe'capped boots for practicals. What is next? Career opportunities may be in local authority work as a tree officer, urban woodland management, tree hazard assessment and commercial Arboriculture businesses. BSc in Arboriculture at other institutions How will I be assessed? A combination of assignments, presentations, course work, vocational practicals, case diaries and written examinations. How much will it cost? Higher Education course Money Matters

Foundation Degree in Arboriculture AB048 Qualification FdSc Arboriculture Qualification Level Level : 4 What do these levels mean? Duration : 1 day / week for 70 weeks (over 3 years) Times : Year 1 and 2: 20 x Monday: 9.15 am - 4.45 pm Year 3: 20 x Friday: 9.15 am - 4.45 pm Dates : September : 2010 Run by : Arboriculture Department. Tutor : Dr Rachel Parker Awarding Body Bournemouth University Is...

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