CS38 & CS39 Tree Climbing Courses
NPTC units 206,306,308
CS38 & CS39: We run both these popular tree climbing courses.
The training courses run the candidate through all of the relevant theoretical and practical aspects that are required to pass NPTC Units 206,306 (CS38) & 308 (CS39). Theoretical subjects include equipment selection and inspection, the law relating to tree climbing and tree cutting, tree safety inspections, knots, rescues, first aid, starting and using a chainsaw safely in a tree.
The practical aspects of tree climber training include basic climbing techniques, choice of anchor points, moving around the canopy, branchwalking, rescues, and receiving, starting and using the chainsaw safely.
CS38 (Tree Climbing and Rescue) and CS39 (Using a Chainsaw from Rope and Harness) are trained and assessed separately.
CS38 is a 5-day course followed by an NPTC Assessment and CS39 is a 2-day course, followed by an NPTC Assessment.
We run several CS38 and CS39 courses per month, this allows the more experienced climber to do both CS38 & CS39 back to back.
However, for a novice climber, who is new to the industry, we recommend practice and time between the units to allow them to gain more experience within the industry.
Please see our booking page for course dates.
- CS30 – Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting (NPTC 201 / 202)
- CS31 – Felling Small Trees (NPTC 203)
The assessment contains two compulsory units:
Unit 1 (CS38)
- 206: Climb a tree
- 306: Conduct an aerial rescue
Unit 2 (CS39)
- 308: Use of Chainsaw from Rope & Harness
Candidates must successfully achieve all assessment activities unless otherwise specified, and must successfully achieve Unit 1 before undertaking assessment for Unit 2.
Cost and Booking
5-day CS38 Course fee: £790 (inc VAT & *NPTC Assessment £130)
2-day CS39 Course fee: £410 (inc VAT & *NPTC Assessment £115)
The NPTC Assessments are optional, should you not require NPTC Certification/Qualification.
Maximum 4 people.
10% discount is available if a client provides all 4 trainees for the course.
Climbing kits, saws and PPE are available for hire by candidates who do not yet have their own equipment.
*All Assessments are VAT exempt.