About the framework
This framework specifies the standards and the criteria for the delivery of level 2 apprenticeship training to achieve qualified status within the land-based and environmental sector.
If you successfully complete the apprenticeship, you'll be awarded a level 2 qualification and recognition as a qualified person in the sector, suitable for job roles including:
- forest worker
- coppice and craft worker
Achievement of a level 2 apprenticeship in trees and timber will be assessed by verification through the appropriate awarding body.
You must complete both a competence-based and a knowledge-based qualification, along with the mandatory essential skills qualifications.
Mandatory essential skills
To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you must achieve the following essential skills qualifications as part of the apprenticeship, or already hold a recognised equivalent:
- application of number – level 1
- communication – level 1
- information and communication technology (ICT) – level 1
However, any qualifications you already have are assessed against the framework requirements and may result in an exemption from the above.
Competence and knowledge qualifications
You need to complete both a competency-based and a knowledge-based qualification chosen from the lists below.
- City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Business for the Environment and Land-based Sector 500/9311/3
- City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture 500/8552/9
Eligibility and entry to the programme
You must be a new employee, or an existing employee taking on a new role to take part in the programme. There are no formal entry requirements for learners doing this apprenticeship, however employers may apply their own criteria at recruitment.
Employers and training contractors must make sure learners have the potential and opportunity to gain the apprenticeship successfully.
See also the DfE operational requirements.
Apprenticeship duration can vary and will be agreed between the apprentice, training contractor and employer.
For this framework, you must complete a suitable employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) workbook. Framework certification is issued on confirmation from the training contractor that the ERR has been completed.
It is the responsibility of the training contractor/ college to make sure all components of this framework are delivered in accordance with apprenticeshipsni operational requirements.
The apprentice must be employed from day one.
While not required for apprenticeship certification, it is recommended that you complete a one day emergency first aid course approved by the health and safety executive.
The content of this framework (Framework 93 Issue 03: 07/19) has been agreed by the Department for the Economy.
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