Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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Short courses and CPD

We offer a range of short courses, from certified training for health and social care professionals, to craft and hobby courses, and accredited programmes that support technical skills. Disover the benefits of studying with ARU.

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Get the knowledge, understanding and skills required to maintain a chainsaw and crosscut timber safely to industry standards, in line with current legislation, in this intensive practical course. This Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting is for individuals who operate chainsaws as part of their work in arboriculture, forestry or other industries and is NPTC City & Guilds approved.