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  1. Apologies for the late response. Most of the information required is in the NPTC UA Schedules. See the link and click on the schedules. NPTC WWW.NPTC.ORG.UK NPTC
  2. Not sure where you are based but we are running our 2 day Woodland Management course on the 4th-5th November here on the Devon/Cornwall border. It is a City and Guilds Level 3 Forestry and Arboriculture Unit which can be used to build a full Level 3 qualification. We have the L3 Units of 'Tree Pests, Diseases and Disorders' and 'Tree Survey and Inspection' running the week before; so can be worked into a tidy L3 Certificate in Forestry and Arb Qualification. Just get in touch if you are interested. 01822 832232, admin@lynher.com , www.lynher.com
  3. @CubaPete It is a very large online pdf (45mb downloaded) but it is worth it; perhaps have a look with a better signal or computer.
  4. Silver Birch and Norway Spruce. Depends on how North you are talking? Great Tree ID and Planting Guide here> http://www.tdag.org.uk/uploads/4/2/8/0/4280686/tdag_treespeciesguidev1.3.pdf
  5. We are running the 1 day Lantra BTI on the 30th October in the Tamar Valley, Devon/Cornwall Border. This is combined with the first day of our 3 day City and Guilds Tree Survey and Inspection Unit from the Level 3 Forestry and Arboriculture Qualification. This 3 day unit is a great stepping stone to going on to achieving the PTI. Prior to this course we run C&G units in Tree and Plant Science, Tree ID, Tree Pests, Diseases and Disorders which all go towards achieving the full Level 3 in Forestry and Arboriculture Qualification. The Tree Inspection courses are taught by Simon Scotting (also teaches Arb Association). Just call the Lynher Training office if you are interested. 01822 832232
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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/
  14. 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.
  15. 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.


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