Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Aerial Tree Pruning is for individuals who use chainsaws as part of their work in arboriculture, forestry or other industries. It will provide the knowledge, understanding and skills required to carry out aerial tree pruning safely, to industry standards in line with current legislation.
Topics covered include risk assessment, emergency planning, legislation, industry best practice, tree condition and working at height assessment, pruning techniques, tools and aerial pruning.
To achieve this qualification candidates must successfully achieve a one to one practical assessment with oral questioning by an NPTC City & Guilds approved assessor.
The module requires reading and interpreting of information such as safety instructions and technical knowledge and prepares participants for NPTC independent assessment. This intensive practical course requires a good level of physical fitness and an ability to study written technical information.