Tree Surgery 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 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.
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 courses, run in great sites and locations. In additional we offer the option of hiring equipment directly from the Instructors. All our courses are full time.
Our most popular Forestry and Arb courses
Combined 5-day chainsaw maintenance / felling small trees (NPTC units 201/202/203 formerly 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 felling trees. 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
5-day Aerial Rescue Operations and Tree-climbing course (NPTC units 206/306 formerly CS38)
This is split into two modules:
- NPTC Unit 206: Learning how to climb a tree
- NPTC Unit 306: How to perform an aerial rescue
3-day Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw using Free-fall Techniques (NPTC unit 308 formerly CS39)
This follows on from the NPTC 206/306 (Formlery CS38)
- This standard is about the removal of single limb/parts of tree canopy to the complete removal of trees without the use of rigging equipment. It is also about the removal of tree sections from the crown using free-fall or hand thrown techniques. You will need to carry out a tree hazard evaluation and perform a ‘working at height’ assessment before starting this work. You will carry out cutting operations using appropriate access techniques. You will gain access and carry out cutting operations in line with the above assessment from a rope and harness. Your work must conform to all current legislation and codes of practice. This standard is for those who remove sections of trees.
Aerial Tree Rigging (NPTC unit 309 - formerly 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.
Safe Use of Woodchipper (NPTC Unit 222)
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
4 Week Tree Surgery Course
A really excellent grounding for those who want to start their career as an Arborist. Our Team has a wealth of knowledge based on our many years of experience. Our courses are are not to be confused with cheaper imitations who do not provide the complete suite of qualifications offered by this course.