Tree Surgery 6 Week Block Course

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This 30-day Tree Surgery 6 Week Block Course is designed for someone who would like a career in the arboricultural industry.

We cannot promise you that you will be the fastest climber after this course but can give you the best start into the tree climbing world. This course is aimed to bring a none industry experience individual to a competent operator level which can be an asset to an arborist company.

Most of your training & assessments in one go without wasting months or even years waiting for the next training course or assessment.

We will train you to over and above the following NPTC standards and will provide a successful candidates with 8 City & Guilds/NPTC awards.

Accommodation can be provided  from £400.00 for the full 6 weeks (based on 4 sharing) – please contact us for more details.

  • Unit 201 – Maintenance of the Chainsaw and Cutting System ( Formerly Cs30)
  • Unit 202 – Cross-Cut Timber Using a Chainsaw (Formerly Cs30)
  • Unit 203 – Fell and Process Trees up to 380mm (Formerly Cs31)
  • Unit 301 – Fell and Process Trees over  380mm (Formerly Cs32/33)
  • Unit 206 – Access a Tree Using a Rope and Harness (Formerly Cs38)
  • Unit 306 – Carry out Aerial Rescue Operations (Formerly Cs38)
  • Unit 308- Use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness (Formerly Cs39)
  • Lantra First aid Certificate
  • NPTC Use of brushwood chipper

Course Structure

Week 1

  • Chainsaw Unit 201 – Maintenance of the Chainsaw and Cutting System ( Formerly Cs30)
  • Chainsaw Unit 202 – Cross-Cut Timber Using a Chainsaw (Formerly Cs30)
  • Chainsaw Unit 203 – Fell and Process Trees up to 380mm (Formerly Cs31)

Week 2

  • Unit 301 – Fell and Process Trees over  380mm (Formerly Cs32/33)

Week 3

  • Chainsaw consolidation/Assessments

Week 4

  • Unit 206 – Access a Tree Using a Rope and Harness (Formerly Cs38)
  • Unit 306 – Carry out Aerial Rescue Operations (Formerly Cs38)

Week 5

  • Unit 308- Use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness (Formerly Cs39)
  • NPTC Use of brushwood chipper
  • Assessments

Week 6

  • Looking at industry good practice
  • Pest/Diseases
  • Practical experience on real work sites using your new skills

We do not push other units within the course. This course has many skills to  learn within a  6 week period. The idea is to make you more than competent on the units within the course.

Tree surgery has skills which are learnt in years not weeks, however this course is the perfect first step to get you  heading in the right direction.

We look at pricing structures for quoting tree works. Waste products off your tree works, how can profit be made from these? What paper work is involved in running a tree surgery company? Best way of marketing your company to gain more tree surgery work.

These are some of the things we would look at though out the course. Towards the end of the course a period of relevant work experience so that candidates can see how the skills they have learnt are put into practice in a commercial environment.

The NPTC tests for the felling and climbing units are undertaken by an independent assessor. The cost of these assessments is fully covered by your course fees. We arrange the assessments for the felling units within a few days of the end of the felling course. However, we do not always arrange the climbing assessments straight after the climbing course for the following reasons:

Passing the felling units is a pre-condition of taking the CS39 assessment, so if a candidate did not pass CS30 or CS31, they would have booked and paid for a test they couldn’t take.

After 5 continuous days of climbing a significant number of candidates are sufficiently tired that their performance on a test would be significantly impaired.

Climbing is a skill which it can take some time to become proficient at, and consequently a candidate who takes the time to practice and hone his skills is much more likely to pass. Because the assessment involves undertaking 2 simulated rescues, speed of movement in the tree is important.

As a quest to get everyone to pass the full NPTC units we would like to a skills check.

This would be a sort interview and short session of tree climbing to see if you are happy with heights and fitness involved in the course. We will do this skill check for free.

Course Price £3500.00

This includes all hire of equipment and assessment costs

Accommodation is not included

FUNDING OPTIONS :

  • Modern Apprenticeships (MA) – working for you from day one apprentices gain the skills you need to increase productivity. SDS will make a contribution to training costs and a learning provider can organise the training for you if required.
  • Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI) – employers get an incentive of up to £2,000 –depending on criteria – to take on a Modern Apprentice who has had a barrier to employment in the past or is unemployed.
  • Flexible Training Opportunities (FTO) – businesses with existing staff of up to 150 employees can get up to 50% of training costs reimbursed up to a maximum of £5000 for 10 training episodes. FTOs aim to help smaller firms weather the recession.
  • Low Carbon Skills Fund – Businesses who train their staff in carbon reduction and energy efficiency, can access up to £500 each towards a maximum of 25 training experiences
  • Unit 201 – Maintenance of the Chainsaw and Cutting System ( Formerly Cs30)
  • Unit 202 – Cross-Cut Timber Using a Chainsaw (Formerly Cs30)
  • Unit 203 – Fell and Process Trees up to 380mm (Formerly Cs31)
  • Unit 301 – Fell and Process Trees over 380mm (Formerly Cs32/33
  • Unit 206 – Access a Tree Using a Rope and Harness (Formerly Cs38)
  • Unit 306 – Carry out Aerial Rescue Operations (Formerly Cs38)
  • Unit 308- Use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness (Formerly Cs39)
  • Lantra First Aid
  • NPTC Use of brushwood chipper
Scot Keates (Mercyside)
Good course, Very informative giving plenty practical as well as theoretical  
Thanks steve
 
David Williams (Glasgow)
Many thanks, learnt a huge amount that will be very useful in the future
Everything expected was covered + more 
 
Andrew Mulcher ( Yorkshire)
Spot on course could not expect anymore