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These wide ranging qualifications from ABC Awards deal with working with and around trees and timber and can lead to careers in Tree Surveying, Forest Rangers, etc. ABC's 3 qualifications cover the industry requirements which allow learners to progress into such a specialist career.  The qualifications can involve working with an array of machinery, materials and equipment from planting stock and chemicals through to chainsaws and harvesters.

Fees 2013-14

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Working in Partnership with the Royal Forestry Society

How to achieve RFS Certificate in Arboriculture 

On completion of the ABC Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture, aspiring hands-on Arborists should consider completing the appropriate competence tests to validate their practical ability and be awarded the RFS Certificate in Arboriculture.

For more than 40 years the Royal Forestry Society’s Certificate in Arboriculture has set the standard for craftsman-level arborists. The RFS Certificate is widely recognised throughout the arboricultural industry as proof that the holder has both a good theoretical knowledge of arboriculture and is proficient in the practical skills needed to succeed.

This long standing RFS qualification is widely recognised across arboriculture and forestry industries in both the private and public sectors. Details of the competence tests and how to apply for the RFS Certificate in Arboriculture which is free of charge can be found using the following link:

Candidate Registration Forms

C9006-03 EX1 Management Exercise - Candidate Registration Form

D9007-06 EX1 Management Exercise - Candidate Registration Form

Examiner Reports

Level 3 Examiner Report 10-11

Level 3 Examiner Report 11-12

Level 6 Examiner Report 11-12

Level 6 Examiner Report for December 2012 Session

Level 6 Professional Diploma in Arboriculture Specification (Old NQF)

These documents may assist candidates in their preparation for the Management Exercises.





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