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Aerial Tree Pruning

Who is this for?

This course is for already qualified arborists who would like to enhance their skills in arboriculture. This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding to carry out aerial pruning of a tree.

Learners must be physically fit and not suffering from vertigo or similar conditions or on medication that could affect their safety.


2 days Training with an additional 1 day City & Guilds NPTC Assessment


max. 4 per course


This is normally completed on a mwmac site locally to Builth Wells or Llandrindod Wells.

If you have enough people for a full course we are able to run this course on your site (subject to a pre-course visit).


Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting | Felling & Processing Small Trees up to 380mm | Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue | Use of Saw from Rope & Harness


City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Aerial Tree Pruning


mwmac Training Certificate & City & Guilds NPTC Qualification Certificate


  • Understand relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice
  • Assess site specific site hazards
  • Identify tree categories
  • Understand relevant aspects of BS3998 2010
  • Understand work methods for all tree categories
  • Plan & agree safe work method with ground staff
  • Carry out pre climb tree inspection
  • Understand how to carry out crown thinning & reduction of a tree
  • Be able to carry out crown thinning & reduction of a tree
  • To be able to work safely.

Course Information Sheet:

Course Information Sheet – Aerial Tree Pruning

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