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

 10/02/2020

 Illminster, Somerset

 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

 09/03/2020

 Preston, Lancashire

 25/03/2020

 Enfield, London

 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

 22/01/2020

 Warwickshire

 16/04/2020

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 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

 10/06/2020

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 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

 21/01/2020

 Warwickshire

 12/02/2020

 Staffordshire

 10/03/2020

 Leicestershire

 18/03/2020

 Bristol

 15/04/2020

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 27/05/2020

 Illminster, Somerset

 03/06/2020

 Woodbridge, Suffolk

 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

 02/04/2020

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 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

 04/02/2020

 Leicestershire

 31/03/2020

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 17/06/2020

 Warwickshire

 29/09/2020

 Staffordshire

 04/11/2020

 Bristol

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

 30/06/2020

 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

 19/02/2020

 Staffordshire

 29/04/2020

 Warwickshire

 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

 19/05/2020

 Picton, Wales

 14/07/2020

 Illminster, Somerset

 02/09/2020

 Preston, Lancashire

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

 14/01/2020

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 24/02/2020

 Illminster, Somerset

 24/03/2020

 Warwickshire

 29/04/2020

 Woodbridge, Suffolk

 19/05/2020

 Carmarthan, Wales

 09/06/2020

 Preston, Lancashire

 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

 17/03/2020

 Staffordshire

 17/06/2020

 Bristol

 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

 16/01/2020

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 26/02/2020

 Illminster, Somerset

 26/03/2020

 Warwickshire

 01/05/2020

 Woodbridge, Suffolk

 21/05/2020

 Carmarthan, Wales

 11/06/2020

 Preston, Lancashire

 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

 23/01/2020

 Bristol

 07/04/2020

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 01/07/2020

 London

 08/10/2020

 Staffordshire

Course Fees

Scottish Branch Winter Seminar

The Scottish Branch is pleased to announce it Winter Seminar and AGM. It will take place at the Camperdown Park, Dundee. This appropriate setting is easily accessed and provides many mature specimen trees for use to take in during our guided walk. The walk will follow two great speakers in the morning; Paul Muir and Duncan Slater. 

Camperdown has been specifically chosen because it was the base for Eric Hamilton during his long tenure at Dundee City Council. We will be planting a tree to honour Eric’s memory and hope you can join us in doing so. The event is free of charge and all members and non-members are welcome to attend. Spaces are limited, however, so please register your attendance in advance, no later than Monday 20th January 2020 please. 

Dates/Venues

 25/01/2020

 Dundee

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

Team Leader Skills

Soft skill development has been identified as an essential key to improve the daily working environment through improved understanding of self and others, use of effective communication and appropriate challenge and strong leadership. The wider impact will be to reduce accidents, near misses and fatalities, make the industry more attractive to a wider audience and generally elevate the industry so that it is reflective of the modern world.
This course is a one-day pragmatic and engaging programme for people working in the industry providing skills to help them in their daily management of others through increased awareness, emotional intelligence and great communication.

Dates/Venues

 21/01/2020

 Bristol

 21/04/2020

 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

 28/05/2020

 Warwickshire

 07/07/2020

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 29/07/2020

 Bristol

Course Fees

Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)

TRAQ is an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) qualification program that trains arborists how to use the methodologies outlined in the ISA Best Management Practices for Tree Risk Assessment. This qualification promotes the safety of people and property by providing a standardized and systematic process for assessing tree risk. The results of a tree risk assessment can provide tree owners and risk managers with the information to make informed decisions to enhance tree benefits, health, and longevity. TRAQ is one of many tree risk assessment programs available in the arboricultural market place.

Dates/Venues

 05/05/2020

 Staffordshire

Course Fees

Trees For Beginners

An exciting new course designed to introduce delegates to the science of trees and to give you more information the Arboricultural Industry. This course will be of interest to anyone working alongside the Arb industry or if you have an keen interest in trees and their protection. Delivered by an industry expert, this course will have an open and conversational feel, where you can feel comfortable to ask any questions you may have. Perfect for Tree Wardens, Arb Consulting and Contracting office staff and many others. 

Dates/Venues

 18/02/2020

 Ilminster, Somerset

 06/05/2020

 Wokingham. Berkshire

 18/06/2020

 Warwickshire

 01/09/2020

 Preston, Lancashire

 20/10/2020

 Enfield, London

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

 23/06/2020

 Illminster, Somerset

Course Fees

VETcert Examination - Consulting level

Want to become VETcert? Book yourself onto a Consulting level exam today!

Dates/Venues

 21/01/2020

 Epping Forest

 22/01/2020

 Epping Forest

 17/03/2020

 Bristol

 18/03/2020

 Bristol

Course Fees

VETcert Exams Practising

Want to become VETcert? Book yourself onto a Practising level exam today!

Dates/Venues

 21/01/2020

 Epping Forest

 22/01/2020

 Epping Forest

 17/03/2020

 Bristol

 18/03/2020

 Bristol

Course Fees