Fast track Block Tree surgeon Packages

Packages are available to cater for multiple learning needs. 

Including tree climbing, chainsaw use, tree felling, machinery use, stump grinder, woodchipper.

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The cost of this intensive Example package is £2915.00 +vat = £3498.00

Duration approx 4 weeks to complete between Monday - Friday, some flexibility may be needed i.e Saturday's for the assessments where further study is required. 

No Prerequisites NPTC Units required. 

Max 4 candidates

Min 3 candidates 

Students over 16 years

Course Introduction.

Specifically designed to give you a great foundation in your future career as an arborist, on this course you will gain nationally recognised qualifications as well as the knowledge to back them up, with practical hands-on skills using industry professional equipment, machines & techniques in application.

You will learn from a highly trained commercial team which will help you throughout your course, with insights into the real world of arboriculture.

Course Content

Tree Surgeon [ Starter ]  

  • Unit 201 – Maintenance of the Chainsaw and Cutting System ( old Cs30 )
  • Unit 202 – Cross-Cut Timber Using a Chainsaw ( old Cs30 )
  • NPTC Unit 203 – Fell and Process Trees up to 380mm ( old Cs31 )
  • Ipaf 1b   – Use of Cherry Picker MEWP 
  • NPTC Unit 311 – Use of a Chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform
  • NPTC Unit 206 – Access a Tree Using a Rope and Harness ( old Cs38 )
  • NPTC Unit 306 – Carry out Aerial Rescue Operations ( old Cs38 )
  • NPTC Unit 308 - Use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness ( old Cs39 )
  • NPTC Unit 205 - Use of Powered pole chainsaw NPTC ( old Cs47 )
  • NPTC - Use of Brushwood chipper
  • NPTC - Use Of Stump Grinder
  • Qualsafe EFAW+F Emergency First Aid at Work + Forestry  

Attendance does not guarantee certification to the above as your full participation is needed, we can guide you but awards are subject to your own commitment in order to gain these achievements.  

Please see our PPE page to see what kit you need to bring with you PPE 

Residential options are available which are ideal for those where daily travel is an issue or HM Forces leavers looking toward resettlement package options.


 Recommended follow-up course

Advanced Fast Track Arborist Course