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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 30.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 650.00*

Exams (£): 140.00**

Interview: N

Course Summary

Current legislation requires that all those who undertake tree climbing operations utilising a rope and harness must be appropriately trained and qualified. The training course offered by the College equips candidates to undertake an industry-compliant ‘Certificate of Competence’ assessment.

Entry requirements

You will need to be at least 18 years of age. This is a physically demanding course and consequently you must have a good level of general fitness and a head for heights.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • An understanding of the current legislation governing all tree climbing operations
  • The practical skills required to safely access and manoeuvre around the crown of a tree
  • An understanding of the complications and practical skills required to undertake an aerial rescue of an injured tree climber utilising a range of rescue methods

How will I be assessed?

External assessment leading to certification will take place as soon as possible following the successful completion of the training course. NPTC assessments are organised through Derbyshire Landskills.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

All specialist climbing equipment can be provided by the College, for which a fee will be charged.

If candidates wish to use their own climbing equipment, this is acceptable providing that it complies with current legislation. All climbing equipment must have a current LOLER certification, which will need to be produced at the start of the course.

It is recommended that candidates do not purchase specialist equipment prior to the course. During the training, our course tutor will offer advice on the purchase of all specialist equipment.

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Arboriculture and a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Andrew Fretwell

Andrew Fretwell

Award-winner Andrew hails lecturers as career change takes root

An award-winning mature student says he felt a sense of "privilege" to be trained by lecturers at Broomfield Hall.
Andrew Fretwell, 39, took redundancy from his supervisor's job at Tesco in Alfreton and decided to relaunch his career in arboriculture.
He completed his one year Level 2 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture as the only student to gain a Distinction* – and was named Arboriculture Student of the Year.
Andrew said he felt proud to gain the accolade and gave particular praise to lecturer Simon Hunt, who he said had contributed hugely to his achievements.
Now Andrew has set up Green Line Tree Services with his friend Mark Hall, who also took taking redundancy from Tesco. Mark joined Andrew in retraining at Broomfield where he gained a Distinction.
Andrew said:

I loved the course from start to finish. Every aspect of each section had somebody knowledgeable. It felt like a privilege having the chance to get trained by them, and especially by Simon Hunt who gave us a lot of attention. Simon is trained to a really high level and he'd come in once a week to help with practical training.

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