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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Arboriculture and Urban Forestry 2017 Entry UCAS Code: D5K6


This course provides vocational-based study for management roles in the arboriculture industry.


There is work experience in both years, personal development planning is also included and you will undertake a personal research project.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1

• Industry Skills
• Academic Skills
• Introduction to Business
• Plant and Soil Science
• Principles of Urban Forestry
• Tree Identification and Dendrology
• Tree and Woodland Management
• Arboricultural Practices

Year 2

• Personal Research Project
• Professional Development
• Academic Development
• Business Enterprise
• Tree Pests and Diseases
• Project and Contract Management
• Planning and Tree Law
• Tree Biology

Subject to validation

Entry Requirements

For admission to Foundation Degree courses (except Veterinary Nursing), students must have achieved grade C or above in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed suitable equivalents.  In addition, for admission onto FdSc programmes, students must have achieved a pass grade in a minimum of one ‘A2’ level subject (or equivalent) or have successfully completed an Extended/ National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Using the UCAS tariff system, a typical offer for admission to the FdSc would be a minimum 48 UCAS points*.

Some students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

*In line with the new UCAS tariff system for more information please visit

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course progression onto a full Degree in Applied Horticulture is possible.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400