Tree Surgeon Courses – 4 week fast track

We offer intensive 4 week Tree Surgeon Courses for those looking to fast track starting a career as an Arborist. Our Tree Surgeon training package is specially priced and organised to help get you on your way as soon as possible for the minimum cost.

Our courses are delivered in small groups by experienced City & Guilds / Lantra Awards instructors, who work meticulously to ensure each trainee is ready to take assessment. Certain courses are now available with Integrated Assessment; please contact us for more information.

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 Tree Surgeon Courses consist of the following modules. Other modules can be added to suit your particular training needs.


PART 1 – Level 2 Awards

  • Ground Based Chainsaw Operator
  • Access a Tree with a Rope & Harness
  • Total cost = £1,030 inc vat


PART 2 – Level 3 Awards

  • Aerial Tree Rescue
  • Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free Fall Techniques
  • Prepare & Agree Emergency Treework Operations
  • Emergency Treework Operations
  • Aerial Tree Pruning
  • Aerial Tree Rigging
  • Total Cost = £2,500 inc vat


All PPE and climbing equipment is included in the cost.

Book a Place Today!

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

(Select ‘TKF Arborist Package’ from the options in the form below.)

Chainsaw Certificate – Tips and Guidance

Click here for tips and guidance on getting your chainsaw certificate>>

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.

Book a Place Today!