Training & Events

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Interested in bespoke training courses?

The Arboricultural Association offers around 100 training courses per year for arborists and tree surgeons. We aim to raise standards of education and knowledge across the industry through our events and training activities. All courses and events are open to members and non-members, and there’s something for everyone, from professional arborists and environmentalists to those with an interest in trees.

Members can benefit from up to 35% discount on arboricultural training courses at all levels, covering everything from basic tree inspection skills to Arboricultural consultancy.

List of Courses

ArbAC Preparation Workshop

This 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

 13/11/2019

 Tonbridge, Kent

 04/12/2019

 Warwickshire

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 and much more.

Dates/Venues

 22/10/2019

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

Aspiring Registered Consultants Day

Considering Becoming a Registered Consultant?

 

The Arboricultural Association is pleased to announce the launch of a new free to attend Aspiring Consultants Day.

With many professionals taking the step into consultancy, being able to demonstrate your standard of knowledge and experience, and your ability to practise as an arboricultural consultant in the most complex situations sets you apart from the field.

Dates/Venues

 02/10/2019

 Peterborough

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

 29/10/2019

 Warwickshire

 19/11/2019

 Ipswich, Suffolk

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

 08/10/2019

 Warwickshire

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

 12/11/2019

 Warwickshire

Course Fees

CAVAT Tree Valuation System

Hosted by Chris Neilan this branch new branch event is not to be missed. Capital Asset Valuation of Amenity Trees (CAVAT) was developed by Chris Neilan and the London Tree Officers Association (LTOA) in 2008 and is regarded as one method of tree valuation in the UK

Highlights of CAVAT are-

  • Tree officers need monetary values for amenity trees
  • CAVAT is a trunk formula valuation method adjusted for tree health and function
  • CAVAT valuations adjust for human population density to account for all potential beneficiaries
  • Compensation for damaged public trees has been secured using the Full Method
  • Quick Method has informed urban forest succession planning and resource allocation.

The overall aim is to give participants confidence in their use of CAVAT. The course will follow the successful pattern used previously, with 4 sessions.  Session 1 addresses the background to valuing trees, and sets CAVAT in the context of alternative approaches to valuation. Session 2 will look at the method in detail, with visual examples.  Session 3 will be practical, with group discussion of examples at or near the venue, and then a group valuation exercise.  The final session is used to moderate that exercise, and give a final opportunity for Q/A

An informative and engaging day, book your place now. 

Dates/Venues

 27/09/2019

 Port Talbot, Wales

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

 15/10/2019

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

Hazard Tree Inspection Course – A Practitioner’s Guide

Due to popular demand this two day bespoke course has returned to Scotland. It is aimed at those actively involved in hazard tree inspections or those looking to progress a career in arboricultural consultancy.

Dates/Venues

 10/10/2019

 Stirling, Scotland

Course Fees

Intermediate Tree Inspection

This 2-day course bridges the wide gap between the Basic Tree Survey & Inspection (BTSI) and the Professional Tree Inspection (PTI) courses.

With instructor-led sessions and theory-based presentations, you’ll be guided through the various stages of tree inspection, risk assessment and other tree management procedures. You’ll gain practical experience, receive one-to-one feedback and discover the latest techniques and innovations in the industry.

You’ll also meet other tree inspectors in similar situations and roles  and get the chance to ask questions in a supportive and relaxed environment.  

PLEASE BE AWARE THIS IS A NON-RESIDENTIAL COURSE Hotels are available nearby. 

Dates/Venues

 01/10/2019

 Preston, Lancashire

Course Fees

Ireland Branch Seminar

The Ireland Branch is proud to announce their latest training event. We will be hosting Jeremy Barrell giving his blockbuster talk on Tree Risk. As the Managing Director of Barrell Tree Consultancy www.barrelltreecare.co.uk, Jeremy is one of Britain’s leading planning and legal tree management practices. He has been involved in six of the 11 civil cases relating to harm arising from tree failures that have resulted in written judgements in the last two decades.

**PLEASE VIEW DETAILS FOR PRICES AS EACH EVENT US PRICED DIFFERENTLY

Dates/Venues

 17/10/2019

 Dublin

 18/10/2019

 Belfast

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

 23/10/2019

 Warwickshire

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

 02/10/2019

 Woodbridge, Suffolk

 04/11/2019

 Bristol

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

 20/11/2019

 Leicester

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

 04/10/2019

 Woodbridge, Norfolk

 06/11/2019

 Bristol

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

 23/10/2019

 Staffordshire

Course Fees

Social Media for Arborists

In this one-day course you will go back-to-basics to understand the importance of social media for your Arb business. You will spend time looking at each of the four main platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn – to understand how to set up profiles, and use them to effectively promote our businesses. Luan is a chartered marketer, with almost 20 years’ experience in agency-side, client-side and consulting roles. She has worked with organisations large and small to help them work more effectively, maximise new business opportunities, and to grow sustainably. She is author of the award-winning book, Relax! It’s Only Social Media, and creator of the Social Media Planner – recognised by The Independent as one of the 9 best books for entrepreneurs. Luan is a course instructor for LinkedIn’s online learning platform and an accredited social media trainer for the Facebook/Enterprise Nation #SheMeansBusiness campaign. She works with business owners, managers and marketing teams to audit, train and provide support on how to make their marketing more effective. 

 

Dates/Venues

 03/10/2019

 Warwickshire

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

 24/09/2019

 Wokingham, Berkshire

Course Fees

Team Leader Skills

Soft skill development has been identified as an essential key to improve the daily working environment through improved understanding of self and others, use of effective communication and appropriate challenge and strong leadership. The wider impact will be to reduce accidents, near misses and fatalities, make the industry more attractive to a wider audience and generally elevate the industry so that it is reflective of the modern world.
This course is a one-day pragmatic and engaging programme for people working in the industry providing skills to help them in their daily management of others through increased awareness, emotional intelligence and great communication.

Dates/Venues

 01/10/2019

 Wokingham, Berkshire

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

 16/10/2019

 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

 30/10/2019

 Leicester

Course Fees