We believe the best people to listen to are our students – here’s a collection of recent training testimonials:
The course is based in the easy to access village of Sevenoaks Weald from South London in a beautiful setting and with glorious sunshine the weather was a little too hot for what was an intensive well-structured course. The first day was spent in the classroom and covered all aspects of chainsaw maintenance, use and safety, with a well-stocked workshop and relaxing learning space.
The next four days were spent out in the forest felling a good range of various diameter Silver Birch trees, using multiple felling techniques also covering cross-cutting, limbing and taking down hung-up trees with a major focus on safe working practices and use of hand-tools.
This course consists of a maximum of four people and I learnt from the experience of the group as well as from a range of instructors with their varying styles. This course is intensive and I would recommend doing as much pre-learning and hands on practice prior to attending (what would I do without YouTube!), this will stand you in good stead for what is an excellent well-structured course, where there is a culture of encouraging all students to participate fully.
Thank you, Kingswood Training, for a great week’s training, I thoroughly enjoyed my course and am using techniques and have implemented a daily, monthly and annual checklist based on safe use of my chainsaws in the woodyard.
What are you waiting for get online and book your next forestry course with a great training provider.
To the training with Matt was excellent very nice guy and so helpful.
Through to the examiner Tony
Can see why it's UK 1 training center
Thanks you to all kingwood training staff look forward to seeing you again soon 👍
Climbing up a 15m+ tree is intimidating at first if you have never done it before, but the way you are taught gives you confidence in your rope systems so that you know you won't fall as long as you are paying attention. They are very accommodating to beginners who are willing to put in the effort. It is all very straightforward in theory.
They are also very sensible about Covid precautions, equipment hire is spot on and the office are very helpful with queries. I am looking forward to my next course.
4-week Combined Arb course
I’d like like to start by saying I’ve been on many training courses across many industries and I’m not one for leaving reviews, to be honest I usually can’t be bothered. However, my experience at KingsWood from start to finish was so impressive I feel compelled to share it with you.
The office staff were not only efficient but friendly. Not the sort of ‘put on’ ‘in business’ friendly but genuinely helpful welcoming and efficient. This doesn’t just stop at the office staff, trainers also not only have a broad wealth of experience but a passion to share it. The locations we were lucky enough to work in were set in breathtaking Kent countryside not just a training rig in some carpark. The holistic result of these key items makes for something really special. You don’t feel like you’ve turned up at, what could be any of a number of perfectly good training centres to sit your course and be on your way. Instead you feel part of a family, people who genuinely want to see you succeed. As a result, I wouldn’t entertain any other training provider for anything related to arboriculture. KingsWood are top of my list and I’m sure you will agree once you’ve also experienced it for yourself.
very pleased with how it went.
The instructors are great; they don't rush, they recap everything, they make sure you are safe, they show you how to pass the assessment and also inform you of the practicalities of working in the industry.
The facilities and administration are great too.
Thanks again for your help Michelle and please thank the trainers again for me. I'll be back for more soon!
Only comment is that, as I had hired the equipment, one or two items were missing (angle gauge, for instance) and the chain saw chain was very worn (meaning I had to spend a long time sharpening it). A check-in and check-out of the boxes each time would avoid equipment going missing.
Otherwise excellent course.
Would like to hear about Tony\'s one day tree appreciation course (types, fungi, diseases etc.) and when it is next available.
I highly recommend Kingswood Training to anyone considering learning new skills or building upon pre-existing ones!
I would like to give a special thanks to Pat who I definitely wouldn’t of been able to pass without. I especially appreciate the little pep talk he gave us on the morning of the assessment.
His friendly and yet professional style of teaching is amazing and his ability to make his students feel at ease is exceptional.
Once again I would like to thank you all and will definitely without any hesitation recommend your company to others.
All the best
Following the 5 day training, we were assessed by Tony, who was similarly helpful and attentive, which put us at ease and helped us remain calm during the assessment.
Couldn't recommend a better course.
My instructor was very thorough, knowledgeable and he motivated us to work hard.
The facilities for maintenance training were well equipped and easy to use. The site we practised felling in was large, varied and picturesque.
I thoroughly enjoyed my week and have learned a great deal.
Good to meet you today. I just wanted to say I really enjoyed the BTI course today, Tony was great. I\'d like to build up to the PTI but feel I need to do a bit of reading first, can you send me the reading list you recommend please, if poss highlighting the best ones.
I was also talking to Tony about the video you put up about 2 rope working. I randomly came across it last week and thought it was very good. I think it will definitely help people think about the regulations and ways they can implement it. A friend of mine who also runs a recreational tree climbing company saw the video too and had a similar opinion.
Thank you for a marvellous week, me and William both passed. Send my congratulations to the rest of the team.
We had a massive ash tree in Purley down for a pollard recommendation by the tree officer, after the BTI course we looked at it again and on further inspection we found a grub that’s eating the tree from the inside, the tree has now been put on a emergency job removal no climber will climb it so hiring in a 30m mewp.
My boss is very happy.
Just writing to say a late thanks for the great training experience last month! Please pass this on to Tony too.
I'm sure I'll be back in the future to continue training.
Thank you so much for the training and help that you have provided to make gaining my certification as simple and smooth as possible.
I have found the training and facilities amazing and the instructors knowledge (Tony) is second to none.
This is why I keep coming back for all my courses.
I do hope that we can arrange a CS47 (cutting from a mewp) very soon and I hope the arb show goes well for you all.
Once again many thanks and I look forward to future courses with you.
OVERALL A GREAT COMPANY AND VERY HELPFUL
The organisation is top quality even down to the meeting points so you don’t get lost.
Great course and thank you very much for getting where I am today with my tickets, I have more to get and would not go anywhere else.
5 star company
Michele and each and every one of the instructors and assessors were fantastic. Their expertise and professionalism were a great aid in helping me to progress.
I truly feel I have left the course with a great depth of knowledge and confidence to go out and work as an arborist.
Thank you Treehouse Training, couldn't recommend you guys more!
I strongly recommend to anyone who wants to get in this industry. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
I'll be back for more!
Thanks to be as you are!
Had Tony as my trainer for most of it who I can’t compliment enough, he really went out of his way to teach the syllabus and above.
Michele also helped me secure a job after the course which was very helpful, all in all great bunch of people who are all really keen to pass there knowledge onto the students.