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Classroom-based training courses are currently unavailable until further notice

The training team are working on delivering selected courses at our offices in Gloucestershire, which will be available in the coming months. We are also continuing to develop our online and eLearning provision. To keep up-to-date with the latest training news, please sign up to our training alerts here.

Online Learning

If you have already booked a course with us within this period, be assured refunds will be given in due course. If you have any questions you can still contact a member of our training team at, alternatively you can contact our staff here:

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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

BS3998: 2010 Tree Work Recommendations Online Course

British Standard 3998: Tree Work – Recommendations was published in 2010 but many within the industry still appear to be unfamiliar with the standard and its implications for tree management and tree work operations. This online learning course from the Arboricultural Association gives you the opportunity to better understand this key industry standard and will help you to improve your tree work management advice and tree work operations.

The AA BS3998 course is attended by hundreds of arborists in the UK and Ireland every year, and by creating this online version we hope to make the learning experience more accessible and affordable for the industry whilst maintaining the same high quality standard of the original.

The course is divided into four modules; at the end of each module will be a set of questions, and upon answering more than 70% of the questions correctly the next module will be unlocked. Upon successful completion of the test at the end of the final module you will receive a course certificate as you would on the original face to face course.

Please ignore the arbitrary start date for this online course. You will be able to start the course within 1 working day of your booking.




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Social Media Update

There are over 45 million active social media users in the UK (67% of the total population), so it’s highly likely that your existing and potential customers can be found there.

The Association recognises the transformative effect increased social media activity can have on your business so we have teamed up with Luan to help you make your business the best is can be. In 2020 chartered marketer and independent consultant Luan Wise will be hosting a webinar in each quarter, sharing with us the latest trends and updates for LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 

Join us to find out what’s happening, hear top tips and ask questions about your business' use of social media.







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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.




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Tree Health Day

The Arboricultural Association and The Institute of Chartered Foresters present an update on the latest pests and diseases threatening our trees and how you can manage, plan and prepare for them.



 Cirencester, Gloucestersh

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