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Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue

CPD and short courses (short course)


6 days

Five days plus one day assessment to be arranged.


Get the knowledge, understanding and skills required to climb trees and perform aerial rescue safely, to industry standards, in line with current legislation. This Level 2 Certificate of Competence is NPTC City & Guilds approved.

Full description

Who should attend?

The Level 2 Certificate of Competence is for individuals who climb trees as part of their work in arboriculture, forestry or other industries.


Monday 12 February 2024 - Friday 16 February 2024 (9:00am to 4:00pm)
[assessment to be confirmed]

Where you'll study

Your faculty

At Writtle College, our courses blending classroom learning with hands-on experience in specialised fields such as sport, agriculture, horticulture, animal studies, equine studies, conservation and floristry.

Our Level 2 and Level 3 programmes are designed to prepare you for your future career or higher education pathways.

Study on our beautiful countryside campus, with dedicated resource centres and state-of-the-art facilities – and be a part of our supportive community.

Where can I study?

Writtle campus
Aerial view of farm building and fields at ARU Writtle

Our picturesque 150-hectare campus is situated in the heart of the Essex countryside.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Standard booking


The cost includes equipment use, personal first aid kit, Technical Guide 1 and NPTC registration/assessment.

An additional charge maybe incurred if you do not accept the assessment date offered to you.

Contact details

Short Courses team
[email protected]

Entry requirements

There are no specific requirements for this course however participants must be comfortable working at heights in excess of 10 meters.

This intensive practical course requires a good level of physical fitness and an ability to study written technical information.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in this course.

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