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  1. For the ABC Awards Level 4 in Arboriculture there are reading references after each unit in the handbook. So find the unit you're interested in, find that section and see the references at the end of the unit details. https://www.abcawards.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Qualifications/1466-TOP-10__Qualification Guide.pdf We are running the ABC Level 4 in Arboriculture starting this Autumn. It will be classroom based in the Tamar Valley, Devon/Cornwall Border. If anyone is interested then get in touch with the Lynher Training office. 01822 832232. admin@lynher.com Hope that helps.
  2. There is a Lantra certified course> Instructional Techniques - 4 Day | Lantra Awards WWW.LANTRA.CO.UK A four-day course on instructional techniques. But in Solihull only
  3. We came across this guide from The Trees and Design Action Group recently. The Tree selection section is very good for tree id. (Sponsors include RHS and AA) "The aim of this guide is to enable more appropriate tree selection for a wide range of urban planting sites. The guide features some opening chapters capturing the latest evidence on how best to approach tree species selection to maximise the benefits bestowed on nearby communities while creating a more sustainable urban forest for future generations. Specific information on over 280 trees, illustrated with over 800 photographs, is included in the Tree Profiles section. A Tree Selector tool is also available to help identify candidate trees by a range of criteria." It is a BIG document and takes a while to load but it is worth it. http://www.tdag.org.uk/uploads/4/2/8/0/4280686/tdag_treespeciesguidev1.3.pdf Hope that helps.
  4. As per the BALI website: click the links to book your touch screen test and to find your local ROLO centre: (Not sure of your location but our next ROLO course is on the 15th August in the Tamar Valley) https://www.bali.org.uk/lisscscs/smartcards/arboriculture-skilled-worker-blue/ We believe that the primary difference between Lantra and NPTC chainsaw qualifications is that all the Lantra courses have integrated assessments with the instructor doing both the training and the assessment. NPTC do offer some elements as integrated assessments but primarily the assessments are taken formally by a different assessor who did not teach you (so like a driving test). Some organisation still see this formal assessment as a more efficient way of establishing that the candidate has understood and absorbed all the criteria required to use the chainsaw.
  5. Agree - Look at achieving your Professional Tree Inspection. Also look at the Arb Association website for training courses they are running to expand your knowledge. And you could look at achieving a Level 4 or Level 6. Its always experience out in the field that will make the difference so try and gain as much experience as you can.
  6. Go to the NPTC schedules and type in your postcode for all your nearest test centres. (If they don't do the training they will know who will) Chainsaw link here: https://www.nptc.org.uk/qualificationschemedetail.aspx?id=342 Hope that helps.
  7. You can find info regarding City&Guilds Streetworks here and enter your postcode in the column on the right to find your local centre. https://www.cityandguilds.com/qualifications-and-apprenticeships/utilities/utilities/6157-streetworks-excavation-and-reinstatement#tab=information Hope that helps. Lynher Training
  8. In case anyone is interested; South West Lakes are holding an event about Invasive Species on the 13th May. Presentations include Japanese Knotweed, Signal Crayfish and Asian Hornets. Full Details in link below. You need to book but its FREE. Part of Invasive Species Week! https://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/events/south-west-invasive-species-forum/
  9. Alternatively if an Arboricultural machine you could complete the Bali CSCS Smartcard instead. https://www.bali.org.uk/lisscscs/apply/arboriculture/ All depends on the requirements of you employer/future employers/industry. Hope that helps.
  10. Have a look at the citb website if you have any questions about the Plant Operators Blue Card. https://www.citb.co.uk/courses-and-qualifications/hse-test-and-cards/card-schemes/get-or-renew-a-cpcs-card/ If you have had your red card for two years; find a centre to complete your NVQ, they can register you for your NVQ and send the details to citb who will extend your red card for a year whilst you do your NVQ to achieve the blue card. If you contact your local CPCS centre then they can talk you through everything and let you know where you can get registered for the NVQ in your area.
  11. Thats why its best to check with your insurer so that they are aware this is the case. In the situation of kit failure; Its a bit like a chef claiming for food poisoning on his insurance when he's the one who cooked the food. Always best to check with your insurer.
  12. @Con - Believe there is an insurance issue with LOLERing your own kit as if you have an accident they ask for proof of your kit LOLER certificate and who did it. When it's yourself they aren't happy about it; so do check with your insurer before signing up. @felixthelogchopper - Click the NPTC link above (AATeccie post) and then search via your postcode for your nearest NPTC centre.
  13. Best option is to go to the NPTC website and enter your postcode. LOLER page is here: https://www.nptc.org.uk/qualificationschemedetail.aspx?id=99 This will give you the NPTC Test Centres near you and so if you call them they will either do the training themselves or know who does. Hope that helps.
  14. RHS have a good reference page (no photos though); you'll need to know your plant species to know which species you may come across whilst strimming ie Hogweed etc. https://www.rhs.org.uk/Advice/Profile?PID=524 Hope you find what you need.
  15. The recommend Resources/Books for the City and Guilds Level 3 Forestry and Arboriculture are: Plant Science Adams, C.R. 2008. Principles of Horticulture. 5th ed. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinmann. ISBN 978- 0750686945. Allaby, M. 2006. A Dictionary of Plant Science. 2nd ed. Oxford: OUP Oxford. ISBN 978-01986081912. Cutler D.F. et al. 2007. Plant Anatomy: An Applied Approach. Sussex: Wiley Publishing. ISBN 978- 1105126793. Gunning, B.E.S. 1996. Plant Cell Biology: Structure and Function. London: Jones & Bartlett. ISBN 978- 0867205046. Jones, R.L. et al. 2000. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants. Sussex: Wiley Publishing. ISBN 978- 0943088396. Lack, A., Evans, D. 2005. Instant Notes in Plant Biology. 2nd ed. Oxford: Taylor and Francis. ISBN 978- 1859961971. Mauseth, J.D. 2008. Botany: An Introduction to Plant Biology. 4th ed. London: Jones & Bartlett Publishers. ISBN 978-0763753450 Roberts, M., Reiss, M., Monger, G. 2000. Biology: Principles and Processes. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes. ISBN 978- 01744881768. Smith, A. et al. 2009. Plant Biology. Oxford: Garland Science. ISBN 978-0815340256. Raven, P.H. et al. 2005. Biology of Plants. 7th ed. New York: WH Freeman & Co Ltd. ISBN- 978- 0716762843. Taiz, L., Zeiger, E. 2006. Plant Physiology. 4th ed. Hampshire: Sinauer Associates. ISBN 978-0878938568. Wayne, R. 2009. Plant Cell Biology. Oxford: Academic Press. ISBN 978-0867205046. Tree Science Butin H, Lonsdale D and Strouts RG. 1995. Tree Diseases and Disorders: Causes, Biology and Control in Forest and Amenity Trees. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198549321 Gregory S and Redfern D. 1998. Diseases and Disorders of Forest Trees: A Guide to Identifying Causes of Ill-health in Woods and Plantations. The Stationery Office Books. ISBN 0117103382 Lonsdale D. 1999. Principles of Tree Hazard Assessment and Management. The Stationery Office Books. ISBN 0117533554 Mattheck C and Breloer H. 1995. The Body Language of Trees: A Handbook for Failure Analysis. The Stationary Office Books. ISBN 0117530676 Phillips DH and Burdekin DA. 1992. Diseases of Forest and Ornamental Trees, 2nd Edition. The Macmillan Press Ltd. ISBN 0333494936 Schwarze F, Engels J, Mattheck C and Linnard W. 2000. Fungal Strategies of Wood Decay in Trees. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 3540672050 Strouts B and Winter T. 2000. Diagnosis of Ill-Health in Trees, 2nd Edition. The Stationery Office Books. ISBN 0117535459 Weber K and Mattheck C. 2003. Manual of Wood Decays in Trees. Arboricultural Association. ISBN 0900978357 Hope that helps!

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