Classroom-based 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

Arboricultural Knowledge - ONLINE

A short online ‘signposting’ course designed to help professional arboriculturists assess and update their Arboricultural Knowledge across a broad range of topics.

Dates/Venues

 04/08/2022

 ONLINE

 10/10/2022

 ONLINE

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

 21/07/2022

 Somerset

 11/10/2022

 Lancashire

Course Fees

Bats & Trees On-Demand

Bats & Trees aims to help you improve the quality of surveys undertaken, which in turn will improve the conservation of tree-roosting bat species; while also improving the safety of those involved with trees surveys for bats. Featuring over 7 hours of CPD from this must-see cross over event, perfect for arborists, ecologists and anyone with an interest in the subject.

Dates/Venues

 30/12/2022

 Online

Course Fees

BS5837: Tree Surveying & Categorisation - ONLINE

A short online course for professional arboriculturists who wish to learn more about undertaking BS5837 surveys (Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction). 

Dates/Venues

 19/07/2022

 ONLINE

 19/09/2022

 ONLINE

 08/11/2022

 ONLINE

 06/12/2022

 ONLINE

Course Fees

Fungi Symposium On Demand

Watch on demand the recordings from The Fungi Symposium. Organised by the Arboricultural Association and Lynne Boddy, this one-day online event featured a selection of international experts who were each invited to deliver a presentation about one of the chapters of Fungi and Trees: Their Complex Relationships. Ten presentations from 11 speakers include an opening talk from David Humphries and Christopher Wright about fungal fruit bodies, using their own book as a guide.

Please ignore the arbitrary start date for this course. You will receive access via the joining instructions which are sent on purchase.

Dates/Venues

 12/04/2023

 Online Website

Course Fees

Getting to Grips with Subsidence - ONLINE

A specialised online one-day course for tree officers, arboricultural consultants, contractors and other arboricultural professionals who may be required to manage tree-related subsidence cases. 

Dates/Venues

 11/07/2022

 ONLINE

Course Fees

Hazard Tree Inspection Course – A Practitioner’s Guide

Due to popular demand this two day bespoke course has returned to Scotland. It is aimed at those actively involved in hazard tree inspections or those looking to progress a career in arboricultural consultancy.

Dates/Venues

 19/07/2022

 Stirling, Scotland

Course Fees

Intermediate Tree Inspection

This two-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 ADVISED THAT THIS IS A NON-RESIDENTIAL COURSE. Hotels are available nearby. 

Dates/Venues

 23/08/2022

 Staffordshire

 27/09/2022

 Picton Castle

Course Fees

Professional Tree Inspection

This three day (non residential) course is designed for experienced arboriculturists with A Level 3 (or equivalent) qualification 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. 

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

Dates/Venues

 13/09/2022

 Somerset

 15/11/2022

 The Malthouse

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

 11/08/2022

 The Malthouse

 09/11/2022

 The Malthouse

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

 15/09/2022

 Somerset

 17/11/2022

 Gloucestershire

Course Fees

Report Writing

The ability to provide objective, relevant, accurate, fair, impartial information and expert advice is an essential requirement if consultants are to demonstrate their competence and professionalism. Good report writing is therefore an essential skill for professional arboriculturists to acquire. It is a skill that has to be learnt and practised.

Presented by Dave Dowson and Martin Dobson

Dates/Venues

 05/10/2022

 Gloucestershire

Course Fees

The AA Risk Assessment System - online

This half-day course will provide attendees with a comprehensive guide for practical arborists and managers to ensure a safe work environment that will meet the requirements of the law and many insurers.

Dates/Venues

 01/11/2022

 ONLINE

Course Fees

Tree Pests, Diseases and Disorders ONLINE

This interactive 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

 09/08/2022

 ONLINE

 18/10/2022

 ONLINE

Course Fees

Trees & Society Conference: On-Demand Access

Trees & Society Conference: On-Demand Access

On-Demand access to the must-see event for anyone who works with trees is coming soon.

If you missed this year’s landmark Arboricultural Association conference on Trees & Society, you can secure on-demand access and watch over 16 hours of high-quality CPD at your leisure.

For the first time ever, the on-demand conference library is being made available to purchase after the event.

Please note that if you already purchased access to the live event, you will automatically receive access to the on-demand library.

Public awareness of trees and their benefits is increasing with each day and they are now higher on the political agenda than ever before. ‘Trees and Society’ comes at an important time in the history of our industry and represents a fantastic opportunity to define the critical role of arboriculture in managing and shaping the future treescape.

Please ignore the arbitrary start date for this course. You will receive access via the joining instructions which are sent on purchase.

Dates/Venues

 06/09/2022

 Online

Course Fees

World Fungi Day 2021

You can now buy instant access to our World Fungi Day Seminar and with it a world of fascinating fungal talks...

Hear from 12 renowned expert speakers spanning all continents, in this special event.

Dates/Venues

 01/10/2023

 Online

Course Fees