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East Durham College, Houghall Campus

 

Location:

Durham
 

Courses Offered

Horticulture (Full Time):

Level 1 Certificate in Practical Horticultural Skills
Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture
Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture (Landscape Design)

Arboriculture (Full Time):

Level 2 Diploma in Arboriculture
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture
Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Arboriculture (Urban Woodland Management)

Specialist Short Courses:

Horticulture - Turf Culture:

• Sports Area; Marking Out: Winter Pitches (2 days)
• Spring Maintenance of Fine Sports Turfs (1 day)
• Autumn Maintenance of Fine Sports Turf (1 day)
• Cricket Wicket Preparation and Maintenance (1 day)

Arboriculture & Forestry:

• Chainsaw Maintenance (CS Unit 30) (2 days)
• Tree Felling, Inc. Small Trees (CS Unit 31) (3 days)
• Advanced Tree Felling, Medium to Large Trees (CS Unit 32 & 33) (3 days)
• Basic Tree Climbing, Inc. Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Tree Rescue (CS Unit 38) (5 days)
• Operate the Chainsaw from a Rope with Harness (CS Unit 39) (3 days)
• Pole Pruning (CS Unit 48) (1 day)
• Advance Pruning and Dismantling (5 days)
• Tree Inspections (5 days)
• Trees and Buildings (5 days)
• Tree Surveys (5 days)
• Tree Decay Detection (3 days)

Estate Skills:

• Dry Stone Walling (3 days)
• Hedge Laying (5 days)
• Fence Erection (2 days)
• Hard Landscaping (2 days)
• Abrasive Wheels Regulations (1/2 day)

Pesticide Courses:

• Pesticide Regulations Appreciation Course for Managers/Officers (3 days)
• Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1) Foundation Module (1 day)
• Hand Held Applications (PA6) (1 day)
• Field Crop Sprayers (PA2) (2 days)
• 'Basis' Amenity Pest Management
• 'Basis' Storekeepers (2 days)
 

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Contact Details

East Durham College, Houghall Campus
Houghall, Durham DH1 3SG
www.eastdurham.ac.uk
0191 3754700

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