We are surrounded by acres of stunning parkland and woodland

We have a range of chainsaw-related qualifications that will help you to develop the the correct and safe skills for carrying out your work. All of our arboricultural and chainsaw training courses offer you great value for money. In many cases you will be taught by the same trainers who have previously worked for large, national training businesses, ensuring you access the best expertise but without the corporate price tag.


Part-time courses

For more details about our Part-time courses please use the links below:

Click here for courses at our Bedford or Shuttleworth campuses

Click here for courses at our Northamptonshire campuses

Courses we offer

Level 2 Apprenticeship

Arborist Apprenticeship Level 2 (find out more)

What will I be doing?

Course Overview

Course Structure & Expectations

Course Structure
Your full-time Further Education course will consist of a study programme. This means that alongside your industry-recognised qualification, you’ll also study English and maths and improve your personal and employability skills. In short, your study programme will provide you with:

  • A nationally-recognised qualification
  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills

Our Higher Education programmes can be studied either full-time for two days per week or part-time one day per week. Teaching methods include lectures, practical sessions, group work, tutorials and workshops. In addition, substantial learning resources and support material are available online for home study.


  • Attend punctually and regularly
  • Work hard and complete all work within specified deadlines
  • Participate in class activity and discussions
  • Take responsibility for your own learning
  • Treat everyone with respect
Ready to apply?

What happens next?

Applying for a study programme with The Bedford College Group is simple.

Next steps