Rigging Workshop

List of Courses

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

 07/03/2018

 Ely, Cambridge

 20/03/2018

 Inverness

 11/04/2018

 Preston, Lancashire

 23/05/2018

 Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

 06/06/2018

 Newport, South Wales

 11/07/2018

 Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

 08/08/2018

 Chelmsford, Essex

 19/09/2018

 Seagrave, Leicester

 10/10/2018

 Winchester, Hampshire

 07/11/2018

 Tonbridge, Kent

 05/12/2018

 Buckfastleigh, Devon

Course Fees

Arboricultural Business Basics

This course is aimed at the working arborist who is looking to establish their own company, as well as any contractors looking to diversify their operation, increase its’ size or improve business performance.

The content will focus on the challenges that a contracting business faces, but aspects will be relevant to other arboricultural operations such as consultancy, surveying, and plant health.

Dates/Venues

 27/06/2018

 Stonehouse, Gloucestershi

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 etc. etc.

Dates/Venues

 31/05/2018

 Brandon, Suffolk

 15/11/2018

 Penkridge, Staffordshire

Course Fees

Aspiring Registered Consultant Day

An opportunity for experienced arboricultural consultants to explore the AA Registered Consultant scheme on this one-day free course. 

Dates/Venues

 25/04/2018

 Penkridge, Staffordshire

 30/05/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

Assessment of Tree Forks

This courses aims to increase understanding of the structures of trees, how they form, how they react to loading and how likely they are to fail. 

Attendees will become aware of the connection between normal branch-to-branch interactions and mature tree crown development, and what types of tree work may unwittingly give rise to more failures of branches and tree junctions after that work is completed.

 

These ‘Fork Workshops’ will be run by Dr. Duncan Slater, senior lecturer in Arboriculture at Myerscough College, AA member and chartered forester, who has published several recent papers on tree junction anatomy and biomechanics as part of a PhD in Plant Science from the University of Manchester.

Dates/Venues

 27/03/2018

 Wakefield, Yorkshire

 28/03/2018

 Ely, Cambridge

 29/03/2018

 Cobham, Surrey

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

 10/04/2018

 Brandon, Suffolk

 17/05/2018

 Newport, Wales

 19/06/2018

 Warwickshire

 24/07/2018

 Ilminster, Somerset

 22/08/2018

 Staffordshire

 03/10/2018

 York

Course Fees

Bats and Arboriculture: An Introduction for Arborists

This course is aimed at tree work contractors who wish to gain an understanding of their legal requirements in relation to bats and learn the basic skills required to undertake bat assessments to inform tree works.

Dates/Venues

 24/04/2018

 Wiltshire

 22/05/2018

 Donington, Derby

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

 21/03/2018

 Inverness

 05/04/2018

 Bristol

 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

 13/03/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 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

Cornwall Branch Spring Seminar

The Seminar will provide an update on the latest situation within the Industry in relation to different aspects that the Contractor/ Consultant are likely to encounter. The day aims to put attendees at the forefront of the latest developments, so that they can integrate this information into the advice they give to the Public.

On the agenda is a talk on Felling Licences, plus James Gregory from Cornwall Council providing an update on Tree Legislation. The Forestry Commission will give us the latest on current and upcoming Pest and Disease threats to the region. AA Technical Paul McBride will present a technical update, while we'll also hear from Technical Officer and Ecologist Jim Mullholland give a popular talk on Bats.

We’ll finished the day with a walk through the Gardens and a look at the captive red squirrel population on the site.

Dates/Venues

 23/03/2018

 Near Truro, Cornwall

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

 15/03/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

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

 19/04/2018

 Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

Course Fees

Method Statements for Commercial Arboriculture

Method Statements are an essential part of planning, ensuring that work proceeds in a safe manner. They also show prospective clients that you operate a professional business and capable of undertaking work in a safe manner.

Dates/Venues

 17/04/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 31/05/2018

 Stoneleigh, Warwickshire

 03/07/2018

 Ilminster, Somerset

Course Fees

Northern Branch Seminar: Trees in the Urban Environment

A CPD Seminar & Workshop on technologies involved in the proper planting and maintenance of trees in hard surfaces in urban areas. 

  • Green Blue Urban will present their CPD Seminar on Tree Pit Installation and SUDS;
  • Dr Glynn Percival will present on Biochar, soil amendments and assessing the health and vitality of trees
  • Keith Sacre will present on BS8545, species selection and biosecurity

Dates/Venues

 19/04/2018

 Liverpool

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

 12/03/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 27/03/2018

 Staffordshire

 01/05/2018

 Preston, Lancashire

 12/06/2018

 Newport, Wales

 14/08/2018

 Guildford, Surrey

 25/09/2018

 Warwickshire

 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

 24/04/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 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

 14/03/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 29/03/2018

 Staffordshire

 03/05/2018

 Preston, Lancashire

 14/06/2018

 Newport, Wales

 16/08/2018

 Guildford, Surrey

 27/09/2018

 Warwickshire

 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

 25/04/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 26/04/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 20/09/2018

 York

 31/10/2018

 Newport, Wales

Course Fees

Safety & Health Awareness Day for Arboricultural Contractors

This event is a collaboration between the AA and HSE, and is open to arboricultural contractors and clients procuring arboricultural services.

Want to attend for free? A limited number of free places are available for arborists who join the AA or for existing members who recommend a friend or colleague to join.

Dates/Venues

 04/07/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

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

 18/09/2018

 Warwickshire

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

 01/03/2018

 York

 26/06/2018

 Wokingham, Berkshire

 20/11/2018

 Warwickshire

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

 18/04/2018

 Ilminster, Somerset

 24/10/2018

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

Western Branch Seminar

An interesting inline delivered in a spectacular setting discussing current trends in tree stock production and the nursery industry, tree selection options and alternatives from the recent TDAG research, and advice on stock quality and procurement.

Dates/Venues

 09/05/2018

 Highnam, Gloucestershire

Course Fees