<small>Advanced Certificate in </small><span>Applied Management (Arboriculture)</span>

Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Arboriculture)

Course Code VBS001A
Qualification Advanced Certificate
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 900 Hours

Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Arboriculture) VBS001

The Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Arboriculture) has been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks. Real-world exercises are used throughout the program. 

Learn business management and aboriculture in one certificate.

  • Learn arboriculture and business management
  • Turn your passion into a sucessful business
  • Gain essential marketing skills
  • Increase your horticultural knowledge
  • Save money, stress and time - study from home

Topics covered: Four core business units units covering office practices, business operationsmanagement and marketing. Students then take three three specialist units of study relating to the selection and culture of plants, with an emphasis on trees. This study is then coupled with a 200hr workplace project to ensure practical skills and knowledge are of a standard required by industry practice.

This course is ideal for those already in the horticultural industry who want to specialise in aboriculture and gain an industry relevant qualification. It is also ideal for those starting out and wanting to gain practical experience and knowledge.

Arborists find work opportunities both in self employment, and working for others:

  • In parks departments,
  • golf courses,
  • home gardens,
  • street tree management,
  • advance tree nurseries and landscape developments,
  • tourist parks,
  • historic properties, environmental conservation, etc

This course is comprised of:

Core studies - Four units (400 hours) of compulsory subjects for all students.

Elective studies – Three stream units for the development of knowledge in arboriculture

Project – a workplace project of 200 hrs relevant to your field of study. The project specifically aims to provide the student with the opportunity to apply and integrate skills and knowledge developed through various areas of formal study. Contact the school for more information.

Core Modules:    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Arboriculture).

  •      Business Operations VBS106
  •      Management VBS105
  •      Marketing Foundations VBS109
  •      Office Practices VBS102

Stream Modules:    Studied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.

  •      Arboriculture I BHT106
  •      Arboriculture II BHT208
  •      Trees For Rehabilitation BHT205

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.

For more information about this course, please request you're free course information pack today!

Finance options

If you are an Irish citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are a resident of Ireland, you may also be eligible to receive a student grant under the Student Grant Scheme

Student support

We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations. Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way. With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people. Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it has many ups and downs.

As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your chosen course.


  • Careers Counselling Service
  • General Counselling Service
  • Disability Liaison Service
  • Retention & Engagement Service
  • Student Activities
  • Accommodation
  • E Counselling
  • Your-Tutor
  • Parent support
  • Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)

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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).

How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.