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Part Time Technician Certificate Arboriculture On-Line

Myerscough College

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Arboriculture Technician Certificate Arboriculture On-Line Myerscough reference: 09TCARBMYO01P Course Length: 1 year part-time distance learning (On-line), Starting 21 September 2009 Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course The Technician Certificate in Arboriculture (on-line) is designed to enable students to achieve the qualification through part-time study at a distance from the host educational establishment. High levels of employment in the arboriculture industry mitigate against traditional modes of attendance for those currently employed and this qualification will help to overcome this barrier to access and participation. The Technician Certificate in Arboriculture covers a range of subjects dealing with the science, management and technology aspects of arboriculture. It is widely recognised by the industry as an intermediate qualification suitable for positions such as supervisor, tree inspector and technician. The course is ideal for: ? Individuals who have been involved in the practical side of the industry and want to progress into a more managerial role. ? Individuals working in related disciplines such as horticulture, forestry, countryside management, landscape architecture and planning. ? The award also gives opportunity for Tree officers, technicians and those involved in tree survey work to achieve a recognised vocational qualification. The on-line Technician's Certificate in Arboriculture offered by Myerscough College is the first of its type and makes the qualification accessible to students regardless of location or nationality. It provides the opportunity to study from wherever the candidate is based but will require access to the internet. The Technician's Certificate is a free standing qualification in its own right and on completion students have the opportunity to progress to continued higher education through on-line study for the Foundation Degree in Arboriculture. 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. Fees ?705 Plus ?330 approximate examination fee (to be revised 2010/2011) List of Modules Year 1 ? Unit 1 - Plant function, growth and the soil environment - plant processes and physiology, principles of soil formation, types, degradation and pollution as well as analysis, amelioration and stabilization ? Unit 2 - Woodland ecology and management - woodland types and their associated ecology, woodland surveys and the production of work programmes and management plans for multi-use sites. ? Unit 3 - Plant supply and utilisation - The selection, recognition, handling, storage and utilisation of plant material for formal or informal landscapes. Preparation of planting sites, planting principles and sources of finance for planting schemes. ? Unit 4 - Tree condition - Principles of inspection and reporting on single and groups of trees using a range of techniques. Tree pests, diseases and disorders. ? Unit 5 - The management of trees in the environment - Issues relating to trees in the rural and built-up environment, principles of tree maintenance including tree rejuvenation and tree surgery techniques ? Unit 6 - Personnel and organisation management - issues of management and supervisory roles, recruitment, staffing, training and record keeping. ? Unit 7 - Business, finance and support - administration and organisational support available to the industry. ? Unit 8 - Trees and the law - application of legislation relating to arboriculture, woodland management and environmental protection. Possible Careers / Jobs The arboriculture industry has seen a significant increase in demand for skilled professionals in management and supervisory positions and this is driven by planning requirements, environmental issues and the quest for enhancement of the landscape, particularly in the urban context. Considerable opportunities for successful students exist, which include tr

Arboriculture Technician Certificate Arboriculture On-Line Myerscough reference: 09TCARBMYO01P Course Length: 1 year part-time distance learning (On-line), Starting 21 September 2009 Venue: Myerscough College, Preston About the Course The Technician Certificate in Arboriculture (on-line) is designed to enable students to achieve the qualification through part-time study at a distance from the...

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