Tree Felling Courses to suit your needs

We offer a wide range of Tree Felling courses perfect for anybody looking to begin or develop their career as an arborist.

All of our course instructors are expert City and Guilds and/or Lantra Awards registered, and we keep our course groups small to allow for more intensive tuition. As a City & Guilds and Lantra Awards accredited centre you can rest assured the qualifications will be respected by current and future employers.

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

Ground Based Chainsaw Operator (CS30/31)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Chainsaw operation for cross cutting and felling small trees.  Level 2 Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operator.

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Fell and Process Trees up to 380mm (CS31)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Chainsaw operation for felling small trees.  Level 2 Award in Fell & Process Trees Up to 380mm.

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Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm (CS32)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Chainsaw operation for felling trees over 380mm diameter (please note pre-requisite courses required).  Level 3 Award in Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm.

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Fell Utility Poles (CS43)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Chainsaw operation for felling utility poles.  CS43 Assessment of Competence.

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Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruner (CS48)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Anyone needing to operate a powered pole pruner.  Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruner.

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TKF Ground Based Update – (CS30,31,32)Course is City and Guilds Accredited

Occasional User & TKF Ground Based Update – Professional user. Refresher training is recommended by the HSE and should be completed every 3 to 5 years depending on experience.

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When is the next course?

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

Upcoming Tree Felling Training Courses click here.

Or our entire course calendar here.

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The full suite of our tree felling training covers the most important aspects of an arborist’s duties. The chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting qualification MUST be held to progress on to felling up to 380mm. Once this qualification is in place learners can progress on to several ground based or aerial training courses.

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 Tree Felling Courses


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