Your first step to becoming a Chartered Forester or Chartered Arboriculturist is choosing your career path. The forestry sector offers a diverse range of roles, from forest pathologist, forest ranger or forest manager to arboriculturist, urban forester or biodiversity officer. Here you’ll find a range of resources to take your first step in choosing a forestry or arboricultural career, including Institute-accredited courses and links to case studies.
Forestry and Arboriculture Courses
Institute-accredited forestry and arboricultural courses have a given number points awarded for the level of qualification. These points may be used as part of the chartership process, along with work experience.
If you possess a qualification that is no longer taught or isn’t currently accredited, please contact the Institute. The Institute maintains an archive database of historic qualifications, which can be used to determine qualifying points awarded.
INSTITUTE-ACCREDITED COURSES – Currently Accepting new students
Historically ACCREDITED COURSES
The following courses are no longer accepting new students, students who have completed these courses are still able to claim the relevant ICF points for the PME process to become a Chartered Member.
|Moulton College (University of Northampton)||FdSc Arboriculture||5|
|Sparsholt College (University of Portsmouth)||BSc (Hons) Woodland Conservation Management||6|
|Sparsholt College (University of Portsmouth)||FdSc Woodland Conservation Management||5|
|Plumpton College (University of Brighton)||FdSc Arboriculure||5|
|Plumpton College (University of Brighton)||FdSc Forestry & Woodland Management||5|
|Pershore College (Warwickshire College)||FdSc Arboriculture||5|
|Pershore College (Warwickshire College)||BSc (Hons) Arboriculture and Tree Management||5|
Forestry Careers Advice
Looking for more information on arboricultural or forestry careers? Here’s a list of organisations providing useful resources:
Women in Forestry
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Encourage forestry and arboriculture in education.Promote public lectures, demonstrations or exhibitions on forestry and tree-related subjects;Provide grants to enable recipients to study forestry or arboriculture at technical colleges or training establishments at home and abroad, with a view to assisting…