We have had some great news this week! Richard has gained his Technicians certificate in Arboriculture after 18 months of attending college part time, passing 3 written exams and a further 4 practical exams. The exams covered everything someone in the industry is likely to come across. It was all there, from tree law, planting & nursery stock, tree ident, management practices, woodland management, tree physiology, tree reports and development site surveys.
“Its been a tough 2 years with a lot of hard working going into learning a vast array of knowledge related to arboriculture. I had 4.5 hours of written exams and one monster day filled with 6 hours of practical examinations. It was a nerve wrecking day and leaves all the candidates mentally exhausted. Its great news to hear I’ve passed the qualification”
Richard must be a sucker for punishment as he back at college studying towards a professional diploma in arboriculture, a much harder course but one which is definitely worth doing.