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Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Utility Arboriculture – Tree Species Recognition, Growth Characteristics and Associated Hazards, Prune and Fell Trees (Ground & Aerial) 302, 303, 304, 305

Unit 302- Tree Species Recognition, Growth Characteristics and Associated Hazards

  • Be able to identify a range of common broadleaved and coniferous tree species and be able to comment on their individual timber characteristics and growth rates in relation to overhead powerlines;
  • Gain a basic understanding of the factors which might influence a trees growth;
  • Understand the significance and hazards associated with epicormic sprout growth, climbing plants, defective trees and trees with dangerous overhang;
  • Understand the basic principles of targeted and directional pruning.

Unit 303 & 305- Ground Based Pruning and Assisted Tree Felling

  • Recognise the importance of site specific/electrical risk assessments and be able to identify and control hazards on a variety of sites;
  • Understand the electrical method of work required for dealing with each category of tree;
  • Display competence in the use of insulated pole tools for installation of ropes and carrying out pruning operations;
  • Understand the importance of the care and maintenance of insulating poles;
  • Be able to assess individual trees for hazards prior to felling;
  • Demonstrate the safe method of felling trees adjacent to overhead power lines.

Unit 304- Aerial Tree Pruning

  • Demonstrate competence in safely accessing and pruning trees within the proximity zone of overhead powerlines;
  • State the information required when briefing ground staff to ensure climbing operations are carried out safely.

The pre-requisites are:

302- pre-requisite: 301

303 – pre-requisites: 301 & 302

305- pre-requisites: 301 + 302 + 303 + Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-Cutting & Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm

304- pre-requisites: 301 + 302 + 303 + Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-Cutting & Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm, Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue & Chainsaw From a Rope & Harness

or Equivalent qualifications

Course Details

Awarding Body: City & Guilds
Number of Days: 4
Number of Candidates: 4
Course Location: Unit 10 Yorks Business Centre, Towcester NN12 8EU

Course Price

Course Price: £500
Assessment Price: £335
VAT: £100
Total Cost: £935
Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Utility Arboriculture

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