This is the perfect fast track entry course which will make you immediately employable as a tree surgeon in the arboriculture industry.
The majority of the training is focussed on passing the industry recognised NPTC qualifications stated below. Students will be required to do some self-study in their own time in order to consolidate information given during the day.
All students will be required to have their own Chainsaw Personal Protective Equipment but all tree climbing equipment, chainsaws and tools will be provided.
The course involves Health and Safety, tree identification, tree health, tree law, chainsaw maintenance, felling trees, tree climbing and aerial rescue techniques, using chainsaw aloft from rope and harness, pruning techniques, First Aid training, use of mobile woodchipper, use of mobile elevating work platform (MEWP).
Students will be expected to self-study in their own time to consolidate daily course information.
Please do not delay your booking – to guarantee your place, please book 2 weeks in advance of course date. Each intake is limited to only 8 spaces.
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Although you won't necessarily need forestry or arboriculture experience, you'll need to be over 19 years old, physically fit and have a good head for heights.
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Lewes Campus - Plumpton College
8 week Intensive Tree Surgery Course, 5 days a week, full-time
assessment Fees £740
*funding may be available subject to eligibility
We’re pretty proud of our facilities here at Plumpton. In fact in the land-based sector, we’ve got some of the leading college facilities in the UK – the perfect natural location for our forestry and arboriculture courses for you to develop your skills.
You’ll need to be able to work in a variety of locations, build your knowledge by discovering our farmed land, hedgerows and streams.
You’ll be able to gain practical experience and knowledge of the tree-based sector thanks to our links with local land owners and estates.
This is an ideal route for people who wish to enter the tree work industry and provides the opportunity to gain the industry ‘tickets’ that employers are seeking. Employment opportunities exist in both the private and public sectors and many students have set up their own businesses following the course.
Apply for this course online now to begin you journey towards a qualification in Forestry and Arboriculture Intensive Course (EWITS).
Not quite ready to apply yet? We are happy to discuss courses and help you find the perfect fit.