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Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (formerly CS38) – Monday 20 to Monday 27 June 2022
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Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (formerly CS38) – Monday 18 to Monday 25 July 2022
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Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (formerly CS38) – Monday 15 to Monday 22 August 2022
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This short course does not involve the use of a chainsaw but covers the minimum requirements for a ground person working with a climber and conducting an aerial tree rescue.

Equipment: appropriate footwear is required (steel toe cap boots are recommended)

Who is it for?

This course is designed for arborists, tree surgeons, people who have jobs that require tree climbing or people wishing to enter the forestry industry.


On successful completion of this course, you will receive an NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue from City & Guilds.


This course is delivered over 5 consecutive days including assessment. From January 2022, the course will be delivered over 5 consecutive days with an assessment taking place the following week.

What will I learn?

  • Risk assessment of tree climbing operations
  • Select and inspect a range of tree climbing equipment and PPE
  • Safe working practices and tree access techniques
  • Carry out pre-climb inspection and understand why this is done
  • Requirements of the Working at Heights Regulations
  • Prepare a work plan
  • Animal species covered by the Wildlife and Countryside Act when climbing trees
  • Legal, environmental factors and requirements of LOLER legislation
  • Rope, Cord and Karabiners – types and use
  • Effects on the tree of using climbing irons
  • Knotts – type and how to do them
  • Set up climbing system, safely climb tree & establish anchor points
  • Branch walking techniques, moving around the crown & descending to the ground
  • Aerial rescue techniques
  • Key elements of a rescue plan
  • Information required by emergency services
  • Tree and pole rescues – 2 or 3 person team
  • Alternative rescue methods
  • Basic First Aid Principles (BRAB) & dealing with unconscious people or spinal injuries
  • Actions to take after rescue
  • Tree identification


You will be assessed by external and independent City & Guilds / NPTC assessors who will assess you by means of oral questioning and observation of practical tasks that you have undertaken during the training course


Monday 20 to Monday 27 June 2022, Monday 18 to Monday 25 July 2022, Monday 15 to Monday 22 August 2022


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How do I pay for my course?

Payment is requested upon booking. You can make secure card payments on the website or over the phone by calling the Tyro Training Centre. Alternatively cheque or cash payments can be made at the Tyro Training Centre. It may be possible to arrange for invoices for training, we may make credit checks prior to agreement – please discuss upon booking.

Will my course run? What happens if my courses gets cancelled?

We always do our utmost to ensure all of our courses run as scheduled. However, occasionally there may be circumstances where a course needs to be cancelled.

If the course that you are due to attend is cancelled, a member of our team will get in touch with you to inform you and we will do our best to arrange for you to attend another date for the course that is most convenient to you.

How long do I have to wait for my results/certificate?

The delay on receiving your results / certificates will depend on the awarding body responsible. Here are some outlines on expected waiting times:

  • Tyro Training Certificate – Certificates will be presented to delegates at the end of the course. Where this is not possible, certificates will be sent by post to the named learner at the address of the person who made the booking within 2 weeks. E-Certificates are also available.
  • HABC (Highfield) – Level 2 HABC certificates generally take 2-3 weeks to arrive with you, Level 3 certificates sometimes take a little bit longer and can be expected to arrive within 2-6 weeks.
  • ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) – It can take between 4-6 weeks from the date of the submission of your assignment to receive your results and certificate from ILM.
Which First Aid course do I need to attend?

Because the First Aid course that you require is dependent on the circumstances within your workplace, we are not allowed to directly advise which course it is that you should be attending. The First Aid section of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website has all the information you need to help you determine which First Aid course you require.

The HSE website breaks it down for you so that you know your role whether you are an employer, an employee or the designated first aider.

Do I need to do a Level 2 qualification before a Level 3?

For some courses you will be able to study the level appropriate to your job role and experience, which ,may mean you can complete a level 3 qualification before achieving a level 2. However some other courses require a prerequisite to be achieved before you can progress onto a higher level qualification. These vary across courses and in order to understand which applies to the course specific to your interest, a member of our team will be able to help.

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