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Duration (approx) 900 hours
Qualification Advanced Certificate

Become a manager or supervisor in the field of arboriculture.

  • Advance your career in the arboriculture industry.
  • Increase your job prospects.
  • A qualification in both management AND arboriculture.

The course has been written, developed and is delivered by

  • Expert Tutors in the UK and worldwide.



Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (ARBORICULTURE) VBS001
Stream Modules

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Improve your knowledge of arboriculture - become an arborist, manager or supervisor.

  • Become a manager or supervisor in the field of arboriculture.
  • Learn the skills needed to run an efficient and viable business or tree crew.
  • Build your skills in communication, problem solving, managing people, money, equipment and marketing, and more.
  • Learn to identify hundreds of plants.
  • Develop a foundation for understanding how to treat trees to best manage their health, growth, decline, and more.

This course is appropriate for those working in, or hoping to work in, the following areas:

  • Tree surgery.
  • Arboriculture.
  • Advance tree nurseries.
  • Forestry
  • Municipal park and gardens
  • Horticulture management.

Course Duration: 900 hours.

Start Date: Start at any time - study at a pace that suits you, and with full tutor support for the duration of your studies.

Content: Study four Core Modules, three Stream Modules, and complete a Workplace Project.

The Core Modules cover the business areas and are common to all Advanced Certificate In Applied Management Courses.

The Stream Modules will develop the students knowledge of arboriculture and relate to the selection and culture of plants, with particular emphasis on trees.

The Workplace Project is a 200 hours project relevant to the students field of study. The project aims to provide the student with the opportunity to apply and integrate skills and knowledge developed through various areas of formal study. In addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 4 modules by clicking the links - Research Project IIndustry Project IIndustry Project IIWorkshop I 

Note that each module in the Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Arboriculture) is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately. This qualification is accredited by IARC (International Accreditation and Recognition Council).


It's easy to ENROL - simply go to the box at the top right-hand side of this page. If you have any QUESTIONS on the Certificate In Garden Design or are not sure what course will suit you, please get in touch with our specialist horticulture tutors using our FREE COURSE COUNSELLING SERVICE, they will be happy to guide you.



Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

Meet some of our academics

John Mason (Horticulturist)Horticulturist, Nurseryman, Landscaper, Garden Writer, Parks Manager and Consultant. Over 45 years experience; working in Australia and the UK. He is one of the most widely published garden writers in the world; author of more than 100 books and editor for 4 different gardening magazines. John has been recognised by his peers being made a fellow of the Institute of Horticulture in the UK, as well as by the Australian Institute of Horticulture.
Diana Cole (Horticulturist)Horticulturist, Permaculturist, Landscaper, Environmentalist. Holds a Diploma in Horticulture, degree in geography, permaculture certificate and various other qualifications. Between 1985 and 94, Diana was a task leader with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. Since 2001 she has been chairperson of the Friends of Mellor Park (with Stockport MDC). From 2005 she has worked exclusively in horticulture as proprietor of her own garden design and consultancy business in and around Derbyshire; and at the same time as part time manager of a small garden centre. Diana has been an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable tutor with ACS since 2008.

Check out our eBooks

Pruning147 pages
Growing ConifersThe great thing about conifers is they look good all year round. Most of them are grown for foliage, and in general, foliage remains the same pretty well all year. Unlike other trees and shrubs, you do not have a month of attractive flowers, followed by an obscure plant the remainder of the year. A brilliant blue of gold foliage conifer will be blue or gold month in, month out.
Starting a BusinessBusinesses don't need to fail! This is concise, easy to read, and alerts you to all of the things that commonly make a difference to business success or failure. Seven chapters are: “A Reality Check”, “The Product or service”, “Managing a Business”, “How to Find Customers”, “How to Make a Sale”, “Delivering the Product or Service”, “Pitfalls to Avoid”.
Trees and ShrubsUseful for students, tradespeople already working in the field, or the home gardener who needs a quick reference when choosing plants for a garden.