Training & Events

Interested in bespoke training courses?

Classroom-based training courses are now available


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.

List of Courses

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

 10/11/2020

 The Malthouse, Gloucester

 07/12/2020

 The Malthouse, Gloucester

Course Fees

BS3998: 2010 Tree Work Recommendations Online Course

British Standard 3998: Tree Work – Recommendations was published in 2010 but many within the industry still appear to be unfamiliar with the standard and its implications for tree management and tree work operations. This online learning course from the Arboricultural Association gives you the opportunity to better understand this key industry standard and will help you to improve your tree work management advice and tree work operations.

The AA BS3998 course is attended by hundreds of arborists in the UK and Ireland every year, and by creating this online version we hope to make the learning experience more accessible and affordable for the industry whilst maintaining the same high quality standard of the original.

The course is divided into four modules; at the end of each module will be a set of questions, and upon answering more than 70% of the questions correctly the next module will be unlocked. Upon successful completion of the test at the end of the final module you will receive a course certificate as you would on the original face to face course.

Please ignore the arbitrary start date for this online course. You will be able to start the course within 1 working day of your booking.

Dates/Venues

 31/12/2020

 Online

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

 12/10/2020

 The Malthouse, Gloucester

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

 23/11/2020

 The Malthouse, Gloucester

Course Fees

Subsidence Investigation Workshop

This workshop is an extension of the  'Getting to Grips with Subsidence' course. 

If you are a Tree officer, Arboricultural Consultant, Contractor or an arboricultural professional this workshop is designed with you in mind.

Dates/Venues

 21/10/2020

 Stonehouse

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

 19/10/2020

 The Malthouse, Gloucester

Course Fees