Tree Climbing Courses to suit your needs

Courses are usually held in groups of 4 learners which allows time for 1:1 tuition where required and candidates often partner up to learn the skills in preparation for assessment. All courses are City & Guilds Accredited and can be delivered at our fully accredited training centre or at a site to suit your requirements.

Take a look through our course options to see which one is right for you.

Tree Climbing & Rescue, Aerial Cutting of Trees (CS38 & 39)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Anyone wanting to become an arborist and holding necessary pre-requisites (CS30 & CS31).  This is a combined course running over a 6 day training period with a 1 day assessment to follow the training.

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Tree Climbing & Rescue (CS38)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Anyone wanting to become an arborist, be able to complete aerial rescue or need the skills to climb trees to undertake surveys.

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Aerial Cutting of Trees (CS39)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Anyone wanting to become an arborist and holding necessary pre-requisites.

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Aerial Tree Pruning (CS40)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Anyone wanting to progress as an arborist and holding necessary pre-requisites. 

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Aerial Tree Rigging (CS41)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Anyone wanting to progress as an arborist and holding necessary pre-requisites. 

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Supporting Colleagues Off Ground (CS45)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

This course is about supporting colleagues undertaking treework operations. It includes the safe preparation and maintenance of work sites, supporting and assisting colleagues working off ground, the manual treatment and disposal of arisings.  This standard is for people who are on the ground supporting their colleagues who are working off the ground.  (CS30 pre-requisite).

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Use of a Chainsaw From a MEWP (CS47)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

This course is ideally suited to the professional chainsaw user working in forestry and arboriculture. Level 3 Award in Use of a Chainsaw From a MEWP

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These qualifications do not require any pre-requisite qualifications with the exception of the aerial cutting of trees qualifications where the learner must hold the chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting and felling, (City & Guilds Ground Based Operator).

Tree Climbing courses do require a good level of fitness as they can be very physically demanding while learning. As always these courses are delivered by experienced instructors.


When is the next course?

You can see all the scheduled Tree Climbing Training for the next 6 months here.

Upcoming Tree Climbing Training Courses click here.

Or our entire course calendar here.

Entire Course Calendar click here.

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 Tree Climbing courses:

92% on Tree Climbing courses

95% on Chainsaw from a Rope & Harness


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