Course type:

Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue

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, prusik loop, etc.

Climbing equipment provided includes:

Tree climbing harness
Minimum of 5 three-way karabiners
Tree climbing ropes
3 prusik 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.


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. Please ensure you have transport.

Dates 2019 - 20

  • On enquiry


  • £792


  • 9:30 - 16:30

Telephone for availability: 01452 702 529 or email

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Course Duration

5 Day
5 Day course
Course type:
Part Time
Part-time study options available

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