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Content / Overview
This three day course is designed to prepare the experienced arborist for the City and Guild NPTC assessment in Aerial Tree Rigging unit 309
Why Study Here
Merrist Wood has a national and international reputation in the arboriculture industry. You will have the opportunity to train using up to date equipment, with access to excellent training sites, taught by industry professionals.
This three day course is aimed at the experienced arborist wanting to further develop their aerial tree work skills and knowledge.
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Learners are expected to have suitable tree climbing experience and hold the following NPTC units:
Maintenance/cross-cutting (201/202), Fell trees up to 380mm (203)
Tree climbing/aerial rescue (206/306) and aerial chainsaw use (306)
This course is primarily a practical course with some theory elements conducted in the classroom.
You may choose to register with City and Guilds NPTC for assessment.
The cost includes all instruction and use of equipment but not NPTC registration and assessment fees or use of personal protective clothing (which are the £450 advisory costs), which can be hired from the college for an extra cost.
All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.
There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').