You'll need qualified assessors - either qualified to Level 3 or above in Trees and Timber or with significant current experience of working in the industry at this level. They should hold or be working towards assessor qualifications A1 or D32/33.
Internal verifiers/qualification coordinators must also be qualified or experienced in trees and timber. They should hold assessor qualifications A1 or D32/33, and hold or be working towards V1 or D34.
You also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.
You can get fast-track approval for the Level 2 Diploma if you offer:
- NPTC Level 2 NVQ in Forestry (0304-21-22) (QAN 100/2468/2)
- NPTC Level 2 NVQ in Arboriculture (0304-23) (QAN 100/2469/4).
You can get fast-track approval for the Level 3 Diploma if you offer:
- NPTC Level 3 NVQ in Forestry (0304-31-32) (QAN 100/2467/0)
- NPTC Level 3 NVQ in Arboriculture (0304-33) (QAN 100/2467/0).
Fast-track approval is available for 1 year after the qualifications launch. Please check before you apply.
To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section
All learners must be employed in the trees and timber industry. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.