East Durham – Tree Surgery and Management – Land Based Careers

Tree Surgery Courses

We offer a huge range of courses and subject options, and provide advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme of study.

Arboriculture Courses at East Durham College

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture

Full-Time

C&G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture

Full-Time

C&G Level 3 Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (QCF)

Full-Time

College Certificate in the Introduction to the use of a Brushwood Chipper

Part-Time

NPTC Level 2 Award Chainsaw Related Operations Fell & Process Trees Over 380mm (CS32)

Part-Time

NPTC Level 2 in Basic Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue (CS38)

Part-Time
Upcoming Events

We have a range of events including open days and taster sessions that allow students to experience life at college. Here are three of our upcoming events.

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Houghall October Come to College Open Evening

10/10/2018 5-7PM
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Houghall October 31st Come to College Open Evening

31/10/2018 5-7PM
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Houghall November Come to College Open Evening

28/11/2018 5-7PM
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More about East Durham College's Arboriculture Courses

The College’s 476-acre estate boasts its very own extensive arboretum and pinetum (a collection of trees, many of which in Houghall’s case are extremely rare), as well as a variety of woodland, wetland, farmland and fields which offer a range of habitats for study and practical work.

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Future Employment

£16000

Average Salary (Tree Surgeon)

5.3%

Future Industry Growth

90% Male

10% Female

Student Testimonials

The thing I loved about my course the most was working outside – every day is different, and it’s amazing to work up in the trees.

- Kyle Muncaster

I’d never have got to where I am today without the arb lecturers at EDC – I’m now working as a self-employed tree surgeon.

- Harry Thompson

Campus Information

Our Houghall Campus, in Durham, is a leading provider of land-based training and education in the North and has recently undergone an exciting £13.25 million redevelopment.

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Be repsonsible for the upkeep of a wide variety of rare trees in Houghall's arboretum and pinetum
Houghall's stunning, 476 acre estate is packed with woodland to maintain
Students have access to the latest in climbing and safety equipment
Houghall's stunning, 476 acre estate is packed with woodland to maintain
Expert tuition from tree surgery professionals, helping you to learn both the practical skills and scientific knowledge to care for trees
Students have access to the latest in climbing and safety equipment
Tend to Houghall's amazing grounds
Be repsonsible for the upkeep of a wide variety of rare trees in Houghall's arboretum and pinetum
Use specialised arboriculture machinery and detection equipment
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A day in the life

East Durham College Houghall Campus in Durham

Take a tour of the amazing facilities available at East Durham College's Houghall Campus.

Where Will a Land-Based Course Take You?

Houghall gives you all of the tuition and facilities you need to pursue your dream career outside.

Tree Surgery at East Durham College

This video shows the facilities and courses for arboriculture at EDC.

READY TO THINK ABOUT YOUR FUTURE OUTSIDE?

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about your future, please get in touch.