Tree Surgeon Courses
Tree surgery is a rewarding yet dangerous, physically demanding job, which involves working at heights in all manner of weather conditions. Market leaders, Kingswood Training Services provide quality tree surgery training courses which are approved by LANTRA, NPTC, and CTP with around 95% of all our candidates passing their NPTC assessments at the first time of asking.
Our instructors are not just teachers; they are professional tree surgeons and foresters, with many years of practical experience in the industry.
Students on our Combination Courses are accommodated on-site at our training centre, where they can study together in the evenings. This ‘atmosphere of learning’ is enormously helpful when preparing for assessments. We arrange the NPTC assessments to follow straight on at the end of the course so candidates benefit from being on a familiar site, using familiar equipment.
We offer very competitive ‘all-in’ packages, which can include equipment hire and accommodation. All our courses are full time.
Our most popular tree surgery courses
Combined 5-day chainsaw maintenance / felling small trees (NPTC units CS30 & CS31)
How to fell trees up to 380mm in diameter. The first day is workshop based with the remaining 4 days in the forest. This courses covers:
- How to strip down a chainsaw
- Servicing a chainsaw
- Reassembly of a chainsaw
- Chain Sharpening
- Using the saw to crosscut timber
- Takedown of hung-up trees
- Learning the two specialist cuts which allows the tree to lean forwards or backwards
Combined 6-day climbing course (NPTC units CS38 & CS39)
This is split into two modules:
- Learning how to climb a tree
- How to perform an aerial rescue
The woodchipper is a machine used to process the large volume of leafy waste which is produced during tree surgery. This course covers:
- How they work and servicing
- Start procedures
- Safety checks
- Demonstration and operation of the woodchipper
Use of Stumpgrinders Course
A Stump grinder is the machine used for removing tree stumps after a felling. Course features:
- Training on pedestrian stump grinder
- Maintenance and tooth replacement
- On site operating skills and techniques
Dismantling / rigging (NPTC unit CS41)
Using craning points in the tree, cut timber can lowered to the ground with control, know as dismantling or rigging. The aim of the course is to try to teach candidates how to take the guess work out of rigging and to use known principles to carry out the task safely and efficiently.