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Arboriculture Applied Management
Arboriculture Applied Management 800 Hours Advanced Diploma
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Learn business management and arboriculture in one diploma. Turn your passion into a successful business. Gain essential marketing skills. Increase your horticultural knowledge Save money, stress and time – study from home Topics covered: Four core business units units covering office practices, business operations, management and marketing. Students then take three three specialist units of study relating to the selection and culture of plants, with an emphasis on trees. This study is then coupled with a 200 hr workplace project to ensure practical skills and knowledge are of a standard required by industry practice.
Accredited through the International Accreditation & Recognition Council – I.A.R.C. This course is ideal for those already in the horticultural industry who want to specialise in arboriculture and gain an industry relevant qualification. It is also ideal for those starting out and wanting to gain practical experience and knowledge.
Arborists find work opportunities both in self employment, and working for others:
- In parks departments,
- golf courses,
- home gardens,
- street tree management,
- advance tree nurseries and landscape developments,
- tourist parks,
- historic properties, environmental conservation, etc
Lesson Structure: Diploma in Applied Management (Arboriculture) VBS001
This course is comprised of 7 modules plus 200 hours workplace project:
Core studies – Four modules (400 hours) of compulsory subjects for all students.
Elective studies – Three stream modules for the development of knowledge in arboriculture
Project – a workplace project of 200 hrs relevant to your field of study. The project specifically aims to provide the student with the opportunity to apply and integrate skills and knowledge developed through various areas of formal study. Contact the academy for more information.
- Financial Records
- Financial Management
- Business Planning
- Mistakes to Avoid
- Introduction to Organisational Structures
- Theories and Procedures of Management
- Problem Solving and Making Decisions
- Management Styles and External Influences
- Employing People and Interview Skills
- Staff Management
- Ethics and Equity
- Marketing and the Business
- Scope of Marketing Understanding basic economics (eg. supply & demand)
- Target Marketing
- The Marketing Mix and Managing the Marketing Effort
- Product Presentation and Packaging
- Promotion Communication skills
- Product Pricing and Distribution Pricing
- Customer Service Methods of assessing customer satisfaction
- Market Research
- The Modern Office
- Communication System
- Writing Letters and Other Documents
- Computer Applications
- Office Organisation and Procedures
- Health & Safety in the Office
Studied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects. All 3 stream modules to be completed:
- Introduction to Arboriculture
- Tree Biology
- Soils In Relation to Trees
- Diagnosing Tree Problems
- Tree Surgery
- Pruning of Trees
- Arboriculture Equipment
- Workplace Health & Safety
- Planting Techniques
- Controlling Plant Problems
- Strengthening Weak Trees
- Controlling Damage Caused by Plants
- Tree Felling and Stump Removal
- Tolerant Plant Species
- Establishing a Tree Plantation
- Approaches to Land Rehabilitation
- Ecology of Soils and Plant Health
- Introduction to Seed Propagation Techniques
- Propagation and Nursery Stock
- Dealing with Chemical Problems
- Physical Plant Effects on Degraded Sites
- Plant Establishment Programs
- Hostile Environments
- Rehabilitating Degraded Sites
- Plant Establishment Care
Please see lesson titles for your learning goals.
Practical (Set Tasks)
Practicals: What you will learn
- Learn to distinguish between plants in order to identify at least 50 trees.
- Develop a standard tree report form, customised for surveying the condition and use of trees in your locality.
- Explain how to different soil related problems that can effect trees.
- Develop a twelve month program, for managing a health problem detected by you in an established tree.
- Demonstrate bridge grafting across a bark wound.
- Distinguish between different methods of pruning including: Canopy reduction, Cleaning out, Topiary, Espaliering
- Determine the minimum equipment required to commence business as a tree surgeon.
- Compare different chainsaws, to determine appropriate applications for each.
- Determine legislation which is relevant to a specific arborist in a workplace which you visit.
- Explain how to plant a specified advanced-sized tree on a specific site.
- Explain tree injection, including the technique and applications.
- Identify situations where trees require strengthening operations to be carried out.
- Compare different ways to control roots which invade underground pipes.
- Calculate the cost of removing a specified tree.
- Determine five appropriate tree species suited to a specific site visited and analysed.
- Devise a method for removing a tree, including tree felling and stump removal.
- Analyse three specimens of mature trees, from each of five different genera,
- to detect any patterns in problems occurring in those trees.
- Develop criteria for the establishment of a tree plantation on a specific site which
- addresses; site restrictions, cost and function.
- Compare different approaches to land rehabilitation, to determine strengths and
- weaknesses of alternative options on a site to be rehabilitated.
- Determine techniques to maximise plant development in land rehabilitation situations.
- Explain the different ways of producing seedling trees for land rehabilitation purposes.
- Determine appropriate plant establishment programs.
- Develop procedures to care for plants, during establishment in an hostile environment.
- Manage the rehabilitation of degraded soil.
- Explain the effect of plants on improving a degraded site, both physically and chemically.
- Determine ways to better manage staff, administration and finance within an aboricultural enterprise
- Determine improvements for the marketing of an arboricultural enterprise
The quality of this course is second to none, from the in-depth learning you will get to the expert individual mentoring you will receive throughout your studies. The mentors for this course are:
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction.
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
Opportunities for a career with Trees
Arborists; tradesmen and professionals are employed to work in:
- parks departments,
- municipal parks and gardens,
- commercial and private gardens
- street trees,
- plant nurseries, etc.
- Qualifications are important but, so are knowledge and experience. Don’t dismiss their importance
- It is a mistake to assume that apprenticeships alone will guarantee long term career success
- Volunteering, a great way to get started
- starting as an “assistants” in a plant nursery or garden, is an excellent way to learn more about trees
- Some start with a course like this or anyone of our general horticultural courses
- If you have some experience caring for trees, some knowledge about identifying plants, and are familiar with horticultural science;
you will be able to compete for job opportunities when they arise. The secret is to be in the right place
at the right time. Important to get noticed; and that requires persistence and networking.
- People who learn and have solid knowledge and skills, are the people who advance through the ranks,
getting promoted to eventually become a manager, consultant or business owner.
What your tuition fees include
- All Course Material via Online, USB or Correspondence
- Assignments Marked
- Professional Tutor Feedback
- Set Tasks - Practical Exercises to help you develop skills
- Self-Tests – multiple choice questions at the end of lessons in most modules
- Unlimited Personal Tutor Support – via our student classroom
- Committed and Friendly Admin Support – vital to your success
- ADL Ebook where relevant
- All ADL Exam or Project fees (exception RHS exams)
- Qualification Certificate
- Official Transcript with assignment grades
- Student Manual
- Academic Writing course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Critical Thinking course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Job Seekers Careers Guide
- Study Tips on How To Study Better
- Career Counselling by ADL Staff
- CV Writing Help, Tips and Advice