Off Ground Arboricultural Courses – Assessed

206 & 306 Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue

Learn up to date climbing techniques and keep up to date with current legislation relating to climbing and the use of modern rope access and rescue techniques. Now includes extra assessment day (over two days) – giving best chance of passing first time! Assessment for NPTC Award in accessing a tree using a rope and harness and Award in aerial tree rescue operations (Formerly Unit CS 38).

  • Training: 5th – 9th February 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Assessed: 12th February 2018
  • Training: 9th - 13th April 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 16th April 2018
  • Training: 4th - 8th June 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 11th June 2018
  • Training: 20th - 24th August 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 27th August 2018
  • Training: 8th - 12th October 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 15th October 2018
  • Training: 3rd - 7th December 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 10th December 2018

5 Days - £720

308 Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness

Training in the safe use of chainsaws while working from a rope and harness. This two-day course will provide you with the safe pruning skills required to sit the NPTC Unit 308 test. Candidates must already hold NPTC units 203, 206 & 306.

  • Training: 19th - 20th February 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 21st February 2018
  • Training: 18th - 19th April 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 20th April 2018
  • Training: 13th - 14th June 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 15th June 2018
  • Training: 29th & 30th August 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 31st August 2018
  • Training: 17th - 18th October 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 19th October 2018
  • Training: 17th - 18th December 2018 (TWO PLACES AVAILABLE - see offers page)
    Assessed: 19th December 2018

3 Days - £395

307 Pruning Operations

Covers the use of chainsaws and other pruning tools from a rope and harness in open grown trees. The emphasis will be on training candidates in Crown thinning and Crown reduction operations to BS3998 standards. Candidates must already hold Unit 308. The fee includes assessment for NPTC Unit 307.

  • Training: 6th - 8th March 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 9th March 2018
  • Training: 22nd - 24th October 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 25th October 2018
  • More dates available on request

3 Days - £545

309 Dismantling Operations

Learn how to deal with tree removals in confined spaces and over vulnerable structures. An introduction to modern, efficient rigging techniques. Candidates must already hold NPTC Units 203 & 308. Training and assessment for NPTC Unit 309.

  • Training: 26th February - 2nd March 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 5th March 2018
  • Training: 16th - 20th July 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 23rd July 2018
  • Training: 19th - 23rd November 2018 (FULLY BOOKED)
    Assessed: 26th November 2018
  • More dates available on request

5 Days - £745

Qualifications & Accreditations



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The large landowner/manager requiring tree safety inspections:

"Chris Simpson tendered for a 3 year contract for tree inspections within Tay Forest District in 2012. His submission was very professional and extremely competitive, which ensured that he got the work. From the very start Chris approached this with a refreshingly professional attitude, making sure that he fully understood all of the clients’ needs, whilst also suggesting ways in which the data could better be recorded and submitted. " Hamish Murray

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The concerned private tree owner:

"I commissioned a complete survey of all the trees in the garden. Chris spent a morning , carefully mapping and assessing all the 8 listed & tagged trees before preparing a major report, to be submitted to the East Lothian Council for permission to fell or trim back as necessary, in order to meet my duty of care. He completed a full Visual Tree Assessment from ground level, then a Picus Tomograph of the badly damaged old beech, in order to gauge its health and prospects. The resulting Report also indicated all the remedial work required." Fiona E.Tennick

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