Training & Events

ADVERTISEMENT

Download the 2018 Autumn Training Poster

Interested in bespoke training courses?

Contact training@trees.org.uk

The Arboricultural Association offers around 100 training courses per year for arborists and tree surgeons. We aim to raise standards of education and knowledge across the industry through our events and training activities. All courses and events are open to members and non-members, and there’s something for everyone, from professional arborists and environmentalists to those with an interest in trees.

Members can benefit from up to 35% discount on arboricultural training courses at all levels, covering everything from basic tree inspection skills to Arboricultural consultancy.

We also provide bespoke training courses and workshops tailored to suit all companies, associations and organisations; from English Heritage to Network Rail - please contact training@trees.org.uk

List of Courses

Applied Tree Biology

The Arboricultural Association Applied Tree Biology course will develop a fundamental understanding of tree biology and help arboriculturalists understand the science that underpins tree management practices. Run by Dr Andy Hirons this is not a course to be missed. 

Dates/Venues

 01/11/2018

 Preston, Lancashire

 06/11/2018

 Bristol

 07/11/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

ArbAC Preparation Workshop

This FREE regional event is open to all Contractors with an interest in the ARB Approved Contractor Scheme (attendees can qualify for a 25% discount on the initial assessment fee.)

Dates/Venues

 10/10/2018

 Winchester, Hampshire

 07/11/2018

 Tonbridge, Kent

 05/12/2018

 Buckfastleigh, Devon

Course Fees

Arboricultural Knowledge

A one-day 'signposting' course to help arborists improve their understanding of arboriculture's wide range of knowledge topics: tree ident, physiology, pruning, decay, biomechanics and much more.

Dates/Venues

 15/11/2018

 Penkridge, Staffordshire

Course Fees

Aspiring Consultants Day

Considering Becoming a Registered Consultant?

 

The Arboricultural Association is pleased to announce the launch of a new free to attend Aspiring Consultants Day.

With many professionals taking the step into consultancy, being able to demonstrate your standard of knowledge and experience, and your ability to practise as an arboricultural consultant in the most complex situations sets you apart from the field.

Dates/Venues

 08/11/2018

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

Basic Tree Survey and Inspection

A one-day Lantra Awards accredited course for those who want to obtain the skills and know-how that will enable them to recognise basic hazards and report onwards.

If you are looking to take your first step in Arboricultural training, this is the ideal course for you.

Dates/Venues

 03/10/2018

 York

Course Fees

BS3998: 2010 Tree Work - Recommendations

This is an opportunity to better understand ‘your’ industry standard, will help you stay ahead of the competition and improve your tree work management advice and recommendations.

Dates/Venues

 16/10/2018

 Preston, Lancashire

Course Fees

BS5837: Tree Surveying and Categorisation

The course is aimed at any person, in any industry, involved in undertaking or reviewing BS5837 reports.

Dates/Venues

 13/11/2018

 Ilminster, Somerset

Course Fees

Climate Change – Building Resilience in the Arboricultural Sector

The workshop is designed to be suitable for any arboricultural professional, including Local Authority Tree officers, Arboricultural Consultants and Contractors and Landscape Architects.

It may also be useful to professionals of other disciplines such as loss adjusters and engineers to gain a modern understanding of the likely impact of climate change, focussed on the urban tree environment.

Dates/Venues

 21/11/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

East Anglia Branch Lectures and AGM

2018 Autumn Lectures and AGM.

Guest Speakers:

Speaker TBC

Jim Mullholland – Surveying trees for bats – what can we do better?

Dates/Venues

 10/10/2018

 Harlow, Essex

Course Fees

ISA Certified Arborist Training Programme

The International Society of Arboriculture’s Certified Arborist certification programme has been available in the UK since 1998. It was designed primarily as a ‘self-study’ programme (based around a study guide) for those involved in the industry (minimum three years’ experience) who wished to formalise their knowledge and skills. It is very much aimed at practicing arborists.

The programme will run over six full days and will cover the theoretical knowledge of the sixteen subject areas. Each subject is covered in the published study guide, a copy of which will be provided to each person, as part of the course.

Dates/Venues

 17/01/2019

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

Northern Branch Seminar- Trees in Urban Environment

‘Protecting and Managing Strategic Tree Resources Through Public-Private Partnerships’

 

An exciting day from the Northern Branch in the centre of Newcastle featuring talks from Jeremy Barrell, Dr Dealga O’Callaghan, Richard Barnes and Russell Horsey. 

Dates/Venues

 31/10/2018

 Newcastle

Course Fees

Professional Tree Inspection

This three day (non residential) course is designed for experienced arboriculturists who are entrusted to make the right decision regarding tree safety issues. 

The well respected course is Lantra Awards accredited and those who are successful in the exam will be awarded with a certificate of achievement. 

Dates/Venues

 25/09/2018

 Warwickshire

 08/10/2018

 Guildford, Surrey

 06/11/2018

 Brandon, Suffolk

Course Fees

Professional Tree Inspection Refresher

Are you looking to sharpen your skills in professional tree inspection?

This one day refresher course is perfect for those who have previously attended the Lantra Awards 3-day course and need to keep up to date with the ever changing thoughts and policies surrounding tree survey and inspection. 

Dates/Venues

 27/11/2018

 Staffordshire

Course Fees

Professional Tree Inspection Retake

A retake of the Professional Tree Inspection exam.

Only available to previous Professional Tree Inspection course candidates.

Dates/Venues

 27/09/2018

 Warwickshire

 10/10/2018

 Guildford, Surrey

 08/11/2018

 Brandon, Suffolk

Course Fees

Risk Assessment for Commercial Arboriculture

This one day course will deliver a comprehensive guide for practical arborists and managers to ensure a safe environment that will meet the requirements of the law and many insurers.

Manual and CD included.

Dates/Venues

 31/10/2018

 Newport, Wales

Course Fees

Tree Pests, Diseases and Fungi

This hands on course is ideal for tree work contractors and others who need to identify and diagnose tree pests, diseases and fungi as part of their regular work.

Dates/Venues

 20/11/2018

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

Undertaking Aerial Inspections

Simon Cox and Paul Melarange deliver this new hands-on training course. A one-day workshop offering practical training and demonstrations in the use of new AA Guidance Note 11 Aerial Inspections - A guide to good practice.

Dates/Venues

 18/10/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

Valuing and Managing Veteran Trees

With some trees ageing into the thousands its important to understand the unique way in which to value and manage these impressive trees. 

This course is open to anyone, in any profession, who has a keen interest in Ancient and Veteran trees.  

Dates/Venues

 24/10/2018

 Warwickshire

Course Fees