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  1. Hello any help here would be greatly appreciated from people who are currently doing it or have completed it all ready, please throw in your two cents. I have been in the industry for a couple of years now, I am capable at climbing and looking to further my knowledge of the industry. I was looking at the level 2 rfs course, I see there are a number of places that do it (myers, hcc). I am looking to do it purely online as I stay in Scotland and sub contract my weeks out. Sorry if this has been posted about but i could only find very old info through the search function. Cheers
  2. I am student currently studying level 3 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture in North Wales. I am in my final year and nearly finished and looking to gain experience into the arboricultural sector around the North wales area. I hold my basic chainsaw up to 38mm and strimmer/brush cutter tickets and will have my high ropes with chainsaw and pesticide tickets soon.
  3. Hi everyone, im in my final year at college doing L3 arb and forestry. I am looking at different employment options when i leave, and like the idea of starting my own business doing woodland management (woodland clearing, thinning, tree felling) and selling the nice timber to the mill, and the rest as fire wood. I have access to tractors and an area too store wood in the dry. Obviously there are a few questions i have before starting up, so any help would be appreciated. -How easy is it to find work doing woodland clearing/thinning and tree felling? -Any tips/advice for this type of work? -How to you guys sell your nice timber to the mill? do you just give them a ring before you cut it or after? -Is there money to be made selling firewood? -How do you deliver your firewood? pickup? Thanks in advance
  4. Currently living in Bristol looking to change to an arb career - seeing as I have no qualifications yet I need to decide on which one to do - there seem to be loads of different options. I'm origionally from Ipswich and have family there so I'm looking at moving back home to go to college with a view to getting an apprentiship when I can. Has anyone been to Otley & Easton college, or know how their courses stack up against the expensive intensive courses avaliable elseware? Cheers
  5. Peripatetic Lecturer in Arboriculture-Primarily Trees & Timber Apprenticeship Salary: £18,523 - £33,231 plus £1,871 (if qualified) Capel Manor College are looking to recruit a Lecturer in Arboriculture-Primarily Trees & Timber Apprenticeship. The vacancy is full time & peripatetic but will focus on our sites at Crystal Palace and Horsenden in West London in the first instance. About the College Capel Manor College in Greater London, is a vocational college delivering Arboriculture and Countryside, Animal Care and Saddlery, Floristry and Balloon Artistry, Garden Design and Horticulture. Key Duties: • Participate in the teaching, administration and assessment of arboriculture courses offered by the College. • Co-ordinate practical elements of course provision. • Undertake course management as required, prepare work schedules, co-ordinate assessment procedures and prepare course reports and statistics as required by the College. • Developing and teaching apprenticeship/short courses to meet the needs of employers. • Assist in the development and establishment of flexi-study and Distance/Open Learning courses. • Participate in the development, organisation and delivery of new educational and curricular initiatives undertaken by the College as appropriate. • Working within prescribed budgets. • Maintain an up-to-date catalogue of schemes of work and lesson plans for each course. • Prepare a work schedule for students and co-ordinate all assessment procedures. • Liaise as necessary with the appropriate Course Manager concerning individual student progress and development. For a full list of duties please refer to the College job description. Essential Criteria: • Experience of working in or with the Arboriculture & Countryside industrial. • Experience of inspecting/surveying trees. • Proven experience in supervision and motivation of people. • National Diploma in Arboriculture or related award (minimum). • Teaching qualification (or working towards). • Assessor awards (training will be provided to achieve these). • Familiarity with ILT applications. • Well organised and able to manage and organise self and others effectively to meet deadlines. • Excellent administrative skills. • Ability to work on own initiative within agreed strategic guidelines. • High degree of personal presentation and customer care skills. • An understanding of and commitment to Diversity & Equality as it applies to a supportive service and in the workplace. • An understanding of safeguarding and a commitment to creating a safe learning environment. • A clean driving licence with category D1/E1. Hours: 36 per week Start date: ASAP Closing date: 03.02.14 These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and barring list check as they are within regulated activity due to Capel Manor College being defined as a ‘specified place’. Capel Manor College aims to employ a workforce which reflects the community it serves. Therefore applications from minority groups are welcomed. The College is a Two Ticks Employer (Positive About Disabled People) and therefore where applicants indicate they have a disability and meet the essential criteria in the person specification, they will be short-listed for interview. Capel Manor College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. It is anticipated that candidates who progress from the application stage will be asked to attend the College for an interview within three weeks of the closing date. Therefore, if you do not hear from the College within that time you may assume that your application has been unsuccessful. To apply, in the first instance, please send a copy of your CV along with covering letter to: Capel@r21education.co.uk Please note, if you are successful in the selection process you will be required to complete a College application form before the advertised close date. A CV will not be accepted on its own.
  6. Hello All, I am currently working on a self employed basis for a fencing company. For a while now I have felt that I would like to become a tree surgeon. I am due to complete CS30/31 at the start of next month which has taken me a while to save up for. Is anybody aware of any entry level-online qualifications that I can complete while I am still in full time work? I know there are college courses available out there but if I could work full time for a tree surgeon and learn the theoretical side of Arboriculture then this would suit me much better. Also if you feel that it would be better to go back to college instead of completing a course online please let me know. Thanks Luke
  7. hi all i'm new to the forum so take it easy on me at the moment i'm studying in my second year of level 3 arbor, i've worked with a local arborist on a "as and when" basis and i've learnt a lot recently at college i feel like im going nowhere and really i'd like to start earning whats everyones advice, should i stick in at college and burst out my last couple of months or throw in the towel and up sticks for a job? cheers for reading
  8. Hello all I am currently doing a lvl3 award in arboriculture and have been asked to do a 50 page assigment. I chose to do differences in performance and prices in leading brand chainsaws. It will mostly be covering the 2 main marketers, Stihl and Husqy But i have also chosen to cover the less admired manuafacturers e.g. ryobi, makita and echo. I would be very grateful if everyone could leave a comment on what their fave saw is and reasons why, also what would be handy is putting down the worst saws you've used, and reasons why. any help will be greatly appreciated chappys

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