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Practical Awards of Competence - RFS Certificate in Arboriculture


Please note that all awards in competence required are full NPTC/Lantra "tickets of competence"l icences to practice.
We cannot accept certificates of training or attendance.

Although a large sample list of NPTC/Lantra courses are outlined below, we understand that this list is not every relavent ticket of competence on offer. Other industry relavent level 2 or 3 tickets of competence may also be accepted subject to application review. 

 

All four mandatory modules in competence from Table 1 must be completed.

 

Table 1. Mandatory Practical Qualifications (Level 2).  

Name of Award

NPTC

Code

Lantra Code

NPTC

Prerequisites

Replaces

NPTC Code

Level   2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance

0020-01

600/5699/X

None

CS30.1

Level   2 Award in Cross-cut Timber using a Chainsaw

0020-02

600/5700/2

0020-01

CS30.2

Level   2 Award in Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm

0020-04

600/5703/8

0020-01

0020-02

CS31

Level   2 Certificate of Competence in Manually Fed Wood Chippers

0305-09

Not    Offered

None

AO6

 

Four optional tests must be completed including at least one from Table 2 (Level 2) and one from Table 3 (Level 3).

 

Table 2. Optional Practical Qualifications (Level 2). 

Name of Award

NPTC

Code

Lantra Code

NPTC

Prerequisites

Replaces NPTC Code

Level   2 Award in Branch Removal and Breakdown of a Crown

0020-05

600/5717/8

0020-01

0020-02

CS37

Level   2 Award in Safe Use of a Powered Pole Pruner

0020-06

600/5708/7

0020-07

CS48

Level   2 Award in Accessing a Tree using a Rope and Harness

0020-07

600/5709/9

None

CS38.1

Level   2 Award in Supporting Colleagues Undertaking off Ground Tree Related   Operations

0020-08

600/5710/5

0020-01

0020-02

CS45

Level   2 Certificate of Competence in Stump Grinding Operations

ASG02

Not Offered

None

N/A

Level   2 Certificate of Competence in Brush cutting Operations

ABC02

Not Offered

None

N/A

Level   2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides

Award   in Safe Use of Hand Held Applications

PA1

PA6

Not Offered

None

N/A

 

 

Table 3. Optional Practical Qualifications (Level 3). 

Name of Award

NPTC

Code

Lantra

Code

NPTC

Prerequisites

Replaces

NPTC Code

Level   3 Award in Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm

0021-01

0021-11

600/5704/X

0020-01

0020-02

0020-04

CS32

Level   3 Award in Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees using a Chainsaw

0021-02

600/5706/3

0020-01

0020-02

0020-04

0021-01

CS34 & CS35

Level   3 Award in Aerial Tree Rescue Operations

0021-06

600/5711/7

0020-07

CS38.2

Level   3 Award in Aerial Tree Pruning

0021-07

600/5712/9

0020-01

0020-02

0020-04

0020-07

0021-06

CS40

Level   3 Award in Aerial Cross Cutting of Trees using Free-Fall Techniques

0021-08

600/5713/0

0020-01

0020-02

0020-04

0020-07

0021-06

0021-08

CS39

Level   3 Award In Aerial Rigging

0021-09

600/5714/2

0020-01

0020-02

0020-04

0020-07

0021-06

0021-08

CS41

 

Full details and requirements for submitting complete applications can be found here