Level 4 Certificate in Arboriculture

ABC Awards Code C9300-04
Ofqual Code 600/2698/4
Assessment Pass/Fail Only
Total Qualification Time 310
Guided Learning 164
Recognised by Recognised by Arboricultural Association & Royal Forestry Society as providing the skills required for this industry
Fee £86.20

This qualification has been developed in collaboration with industry, providers and Lantra for those learners working in arboriculture. It encourages learners to follow a programme of structured continuing professional development, facilitates access to higher-level management qualifications, and improves job prospects by formalising professional skills and training. Learners will complete this qualification with a concrete understanding of the following:

  • Pest, disease and disorder identification
  • Tree biomechanics and maintenance
  • Woody vegetation formation and physiology
  • Principles of tree management

Optional units include: Tree Development and Protection, Tree Related Damage to Built Structures, Principles of Woodland Establishment, and more.


Learners who achieve these qualifications could progress to other higher level qualifications such as the ABC Awards Level 6 Certificate or Diploma in Arboriculture, gain promotion to a more senior position within existing employment, or begin entrepreneurial activities such as starting one’s own business.