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until 30 June 2020

Following the latest government guidance on COVID-19, Arboricultural Association staff and instructors are working from home, meaning that training courses cannot be fulfilled at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

If you have already booked a course with us within this period, be assured refunds will be given in due course. If you have any questions you can still contact a member of our training team at training@trees.org.uk, alternatively you can contact our staff here:

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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

Arb Business Masterclass with Paul Elcoat

This course is for the owners, directors and managers of small to medium-sized arb contracting and consulting businesses. A one-day course with the aim of decluttering your mind and getting you to think about the present and the future in a different way. It will be a very full day of presentations, discussions and questions. Delegates and instructors will work as a group where everyone can ask questions and get the information they need in a friendly, approachable and light-hearted environment, so expect a workshop style to the day.

This course aims to take the delegates businesses to the next level by introducing the skill and knowledge areas that owners and directors need to develop to quickly leap ahead of the competition. The result of attending this course will be an immediate increase in sales, an understanding that everyone has the same problems as you, reassurance that there is help available and so hopefully a dramatic reduction in stress.

 

Dates/Venues

 20/07/2020

 Staffordshire

Course Fees

ArbAC Preparation Workshop

This 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

 14/10/2020

 Warwickshire

 13/11/2020

 Guildford, Surrey

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

 30/07/2020

 Bristol

 25/11/2020

 London

Course Fees

Aspiring Registered Consultants Day

Considering Becoming a Registered Consultant?

 

The Arboricultural Association is pleased to announce the launch of a new 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

 07/10/2020

 Staffordshire

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

 08/07/2020

 Carmarthan, Wales

 05/08/2020

 York

 26/08/2020

 London

 30/09/2020

 Warwickshire

 21/10/2020

 Newcastle

 11/11/2020

 Bristol

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

 21/07/2020

 Bristol

 16/09/2020

 Staffordshire

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

 29/09/2020

 Staffordshire

 04/11/2020

 Bristol

Course Fees

Getting To Grips With Subsidence

A specialised one-day course for Tree officers, Arboricultural Consultants, Contractors and other arboricultural professional who may be required to manage subsidence cases, as well as give well-informed advice. 

Dates/Venues

 22/07/2020

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

Intermediate Tree Inspection

This 2-day course bridges the wide gap between the Basic Tree Survey & Inspection (BTSI) and the Professional Tree Inspection (PTI) courses.

With instructor-led sessions and theory-based presentations, you’ll be guided through the various stages of tree inspection, risk assessment and other tree management procedures. You’ll gain practical experience, receive one-to-one feedback and discover the latest techniques and innovations in the industry.

You’ll also meet other tree inspectors in similar situations and roles  and get the chance to ask questions in a supportive and relaxed environment.  

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS A NON-RESIDENTIAL COURSE Hotels are available nearby. 

Dates/Venues

 14/07/2020

 Illminster, Somerset

 02/09/2020

 Preston, Lancashire

Course Fees

Introduction to Soils

This course is designed to give a solid introduction to soils, especially urban soils, so that all those working with trees in urban settings can be more confident about using and specifying soils for a range of purposes.

It will demystify soils for arboricultural professionals and give delegates some simple yardsticks for decision making involving soils and their management.

Dates/Venues

 19/08/2020

 Warwickshire

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

 14/07/2020

 Newcastle

 14/09/2020

 Warwickshire

 13/10/2020

 Bristol

 17/11/2020

 Stirling, Scotland

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

 28/10/2020

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

Professional Tree Inspection Resit

A retake of the Professional Tree Inspection exam.

Only available to previous Professional Tree Inspection course candidates.

Dates/Venues

 16/07/2020

 Newcastle

 16/09/2020

 Warwickshire

 15/10/2020

 Bristol

 19/11/2020

 Stirling, Scotland

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

 01/07/2020

 London

 08/10/2020

 Staffordshire

Course Fees

Social Media Update

There are over 45 million active social media users in the UK (67% of the total population), so it’s highly likely that your existing and potential customers can be found there.

The Association recognises the transformative effect increased social media activity can have on your business so we have teamed up with Luan to help you make your business the best is can be. In 2020 chartered marketer and independent consultant Luan Wise will be hosting a webinar in each quarter, sharing with us the latest trends and updates for LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

Join us to find out what’s happening, hear top tips and ask questions about your business' use of social media.

 

Dates/Venues

 04/05/2020

 ONLINE

 10/08/2020

 ONLINE

 16/11/2020

 ONLINE

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

 17/09/2020

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

Tree Pests, Diseases and Disorders

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

Dates/Venues

 07/07/2020

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 29/07/2020

 Bristol

 07/10/2020

 Yorkshire

Course Fees