Fast Track Tree Surgery Course | Tree Surgery Courses

This 30-day Tree Surgery Fast Track Course is designed for anyone who would like a career in the arboricultural industry.


H&W Training, Dumfries
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This course is available on the H&W Training website.


We will train you to over and above the following NPTC standards and will provide successful candidates with 8 City & Guilds/NPTC awards:

  • Unit 201 – Maintenance of the Chainsaw and Cutting System & Cross-Cut Timber Using a Chainsaw (CS30)
  • Unit 202 – Fell and Process Trees up to 380mm (CS31)
  • Unit 301 – Fell and Process Trees over  380mm (Formerly Cs32/33)
  • Unit 206 – Access a Tree Using a Rope and Harness (Formerly Cs38)
  • Unit 306 – Carry out Aerial Rescue Operations (Formerly Cs38)
  • Unit 308- Use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness (Formerly Cs39)
  • LANTRA First aid + Forestry Certificate
  • NPTC Use of brushwood chipper

We do not push other units within the course. This course has many skills to learn within a 6 week period. The idea is to make you more than competent on the units within the course.  Tree surgery has skills which are learned and honed in years not weeks, however this course is the perfect first step to get you heading in the right direction.

We look at pricing structures for quoting tree works. Waste products off your tree works, how can profit be made from these? What paper work is involved in running a tree surgery company? Best way of marketing your company to gain more tree surgery work.

These are some of the things we would look at throughout the course. Towards the end of the course a period of relevant work experience so that candidates can see how the skills they have learnt are put into practice in a commercial environment.

The NPTC tests for the felling and climbing units are undertaken by an independent assessor. The cost of these assessments is fully covered by your course fees. We arrange the assessments for the felling units within a few days of the end of the felling course.

About H&W Training

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H&W Training, based in Dumfries (South West Scotland), and with training sites in Cumbria and Newcastle (North England), are fully qualified NPTC Assessors and LANTRA training providers covering the whole of the UK and Ireland.

We provide training courses for individuals, business or groups who need to expand their skills in certain areas for the job they are in, or for themselves.

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