Arborist Training for Military Service Leavers

The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years.

ELC funding is only available for higher level learning that results in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the Qualifications Credit Framework.

TKF Training is an Approved Provider to ELCAS and have several Awards which are approved for ELCAS funding for service Leavers who have ELC entitlement. These can be confirmed via the ELCAS website.

All our demand from Service Leavers is for an intensive ‘fast track’ course to prepare individuals for a career as an arborist/tree surgeon. We offer a consecutive 4 week programme to include a range of Lantra Qualifications.

This programme is organised to develop skills and efficiently progress through each discipline, achieving multiple Awards over a 4 week period. Each Level 2 and Level 3 Award is available individually if preferred.

Our courses are delivered in small groups by experienced Lantra Instructors/Assessors, who work meticulously to ensure each learner is prepared for the included assessments.

Please be aware that to take this course, you must be physically fit and not suffering from vertigo or similar conditions.  Whilst we would not want to disadvantage anybody it is an essential requirement.  You must also be free from medication that could affect your safety.

TKF’s Tree Surgeon training programme is comprised of 2 ‘Modules.
Module 1 awards are not fundable by ELCAS. However, resettlement funding can be used for Level 2 Awards. The Awards within this Module are pre-requisites for Module 2.
Module 2 Awards are fundable by ELCAS for eligible Service Leavers.

Module 1 – Lantra Level 2 Awards

Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance, Crosscutting Fell & Process Trees up to 380mm = £965 inc vat
• Level 2 Award in Accessing a Tree with a Rope & Harness = £221 inc vat

Module 2 – Lantra Level 3 Awards

• Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Rescue Operations = £657 inc vat
• Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free Fall Techniques = £432 inc vat
• Level 3 Award in Aerial Rigging = £804 inc vat
• Level 3 Award in Emergency Treework Operations £501 inc vat

Total Cost = £3,580 inc vat

PPE and equipment hire is available if required at an additional cost of £120 inc vat

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How good is our training?

Here are some comments from our candidate feedback forms:

Ground Based Operator
❝Brilliant course, instructor was knowledgeable, & very helpful & well organised but also firm if something was done incorrectly. Very good venue.❞

Ground Based Operator
❝Thoroughly enjoyed the course, excellent venue and facilities. Phil was a very good instructor and made me feel confident in what I was doing and very approachable.❞

Windblown & Uprooted Trees
❝Can we have more training from TKF. People who actually know what they training you in.❞

Basic Tree Survey
❝Course was spot on for our requirements to assess tree's as housing officers. Very well delivered + good that we actually assessed some real life trees!❞

Ground Based Operator
❝An excellent course which has been very beneficial. I have learnt a massive amount & have really enjoyed it. Dave has been a vey good instructor. 10/10.❞

What are our pass rates?

We are very proud to say our candidates the following pass rates on our chainsaw training courses:

96% on Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting

95% on Chainsaw from a Rope & Harness

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If you are interested in a career in arboriculture why not enquire about our Tree Surgeon courses by clicking the link below or give us a call and talk to one of our experienced training advisors.

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