Myerscough College
Arboriculture FDCert
Myerscough College

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The course is ideal for anyone who wants to work in this rewarding and exciting industry, or for those people currently working in Arboriculture. Employers look for a combination of managerial and technical skills in the science and technology of tree care. This course integrates both these aspects to ensure that you will be equipped with the necessary skill set for entry level work in the arboriculture sector.

Recognised by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 18 graduates of Arboriculture FDCert at Myerscough College for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Forestry and Arboriculture.

Overall student satisfaction
73 /100
18 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of Forestry and Arboriculture

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26286 £23552 £25300
25-75 percentile range £22571 - £29286 £16466 - £27190 £18267 - £29950

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Arboriculture, FDCert you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Arboriculture FDCert at Myerscough College

45% Skilled trades occupations
25% Elementary occupations
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Natural and social science professionals
10% Sales occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

AS levels may be used to contribute to entry requirements but they are not sufficient for entry on their own.

Alternative equivalent Level 3 qualifications such as City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) will also be considered.

Alternative equivalent Level 3 qualifications such as City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) will also be considered.

Normally 5 GCSEs Including Maths and English (or equivalents) are required, however, applicants are advised to check with the University Centre if they do not possess the specific qualifications. The University Centre may consider applicants with work experience within a relevant industry in place of some qualifications. Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic) 6 Applicants for whom English is a second language must be able to demonstrate proof of International English Language Testing System at level 6.0 (with no component score lower than 5.5) or equivalent.
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Arboriculture, FDCert.

Costs

Tuition Fees Arboriculture FDCert

England UK £1125
Northern Ireland £1125
Scotland £1125
Wales £1125
EU £1250
International £1250
Channel Islands £1125

Additional fee information

Additional costs for items that are essential for the course include: chainsaw boots and trousers - £250 approximately. Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include: assessments for Industry Certificate of Competence - £700 approximately.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About Myerscough College

Myerscough College is an institution that offers both further education and higher education, and is located in the English village of Bilsborrow, Lancashire. Students can expect to find courses oriented towards a land-based theme, in a variety of study formats that include Full-time, Part-time, and even Online for those who don’t have the necessary free-time to commit to standard courses.

  • A Day in the Life at Myerscough College

Where is this programme taught

Main Campus, Bilsborrow
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Preston Campus
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