Arboriculture: Course Information

The following information will provide guidance to the course equipment and books that may be needed. This will be discussed further during the induction week and the first few weeks of the course.

Equipment Required

Please do not purchase equipment prior to enrollment on the course.

You will need to purchase the following equipment for use in practical sessions:

  • Chainsaw Boots
  • Chainsaw Trousers Type C
  • Chainsaw Gloves
  • Climbing Helmet with chinstrap/ear muffs/visor

You may wish to purchase the following equipment for use in practical sessions.Climbing equipments is not mandatory but can be useful.

  • Climbing ropes
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing accessories.

Buying this equipment can be expensive. However you will receive a sizeable discount if you buy it through the college from our suppliers Sorbus International who come to Bicton in early September.

Recommended Reading

A tree identification book would be extremely useful. There are many available on the market, ranging in price considerably and most would be of use.

The Collins Tree Guide by Owen Price provides good value for money. There are tree ident 'Apps' availble for smart phones. A reading list is available from course tutors.

To order your clothing online from our supplier PVM, please click the below link and use the Uniform Code and Password supplied.


Uniform Code: Arboriculture

Password: Arboriculture

TCCG Group Colleges

Bicton College, East Budleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7BY Telephone: 01395 562300 Email: