Hartpury College

Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue

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Cutting a tree

Course Overview

This is a five-day course leading towards NPTC certificate in Climbing Trees and Aerial Rescue and covers NPTC Unit formally known as CS38. The course covers:

Introduction to Tree climbing

Safety regulations and requirements in relation to Tree climbing
Protective clothing - HSE standards, suitable types
Tree climbing equipment - BS standards, routine maintenance, inspection and storage
Identification of Tree climbing hazards, both in and around the Tree
Use of ladders, climbing rope and harness to achieve safe working positions in Tree
Different types of climbing system - direct stropping techniques, knots, prussic loop, etc.

Climbing equipment provided includes:

Tree climbing harness
Minimum of 5 three-way karabiners
Tree climbing ropes
3 prussik loops

Please note, attendance on this course does not automatically achieve the Certificate of Competence - assessment will take place on a separate day which will be arranged via the course tutor. Price includes use of equipment, NPTC assessment and registration fees.

Entry Requirements


Students must wear their own outdoor clothing and ideally leather chainsaw boots with a heel. You must also bring 2 passport sized photos, pen and notepad, packed lunch and suitable drinks. All climbing equipment will be provided.

This course takes place at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester

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In Brief


5 Days

Tuition fees

Course Cost: £792


18th of July 2016 - 22nd of July 2016

19th September 2016 - 23rd September 2016

21st November 2016 - 25th November 2016

16th January 2017 - 20th January 2017

20th March 2017 - 24th March 2017

22nd May 2017 - 26th April 2017

17th July 2017 - 21st July 2017


9.30am to 4.30pm

(5 day course)

AT RAU, Cirencester


When should I apply

Please call 01452 702529 for all enquires and more information on the course or email shortcourses@hartpury.ac.uk

How to apply

Please book via our online shop or call 01452 702529 for alternative payment methods

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