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

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Summary / introduction: 
Undertaking the Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in Accessing a Tree Using a Rope and Harness will enable you to prove your competence in forestry and/or arboriculture operations and evidence your ability to meet licence to practice standards. If you achieve this qualification you will have the opportunity to obtain a competency card for employment within the key professional sector, enabling further employment opportunities.
Target audience: 

Forestry and Arboriculture specifications.pdf

If you are over the age of 16 and wish to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills and require proof of competence within your field of expertise then this course is suitable for you. It doesn't matter if you are entering a place of work or have already established yourselves in a role. You may already be using your skills across a range of trees and timber operations however, this qualification will enable you to become a more confident worker meeting the current standards of good working practice. Several of the units are identified as being relevant towards certain work-based qualifications developed, approved and supported by Lantra Sector Skills Council. If you are undertaking these units you may have the credit gained counted towards your achievement of work-based qualifications approved by the sector(s). Due to the nature of this qualification a minimum level of fitness would be required for specific operations. Whilst we would not want to disadvantage anybody it is an essential requirement.


This course covers the knowledge and competencies required to safely access a tree using a rope and harness. This includes knowing and complying with industry best practice to work safely, whilst carrying out activities to access a tree using a rope and harness.

Product objectives: 

Upon completing the Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in Accessing a Tree Using a Rope and Harness you will:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding across a range of forestry and arboriculture functions and activities
  • Be able to work effectively in a forestry and arboriculture environment, both independently and as part of a team
  • Be able to review and develop your own practices and carry out a range of practical forestry and arboriculture tasks, to the required industry standard
  • Improve your awareness of health and safety legislation and how individuals can contribute to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) agenda
  • Obtain occupational competence and/or licence to practice
  • Meet the licence to practice or other legal requirements made by the relevant sector, professional or industry.

To achieve this Qualification, learners must complete the single Mandatory unit:

  • Access a tree using a rope and harness
Product purpose: 

Following Ofqual’s regulatory requirements this qualification is approved for the following purpose:

  • D. Confirm occupational competence and/or 'licence to practice'

Sub Purpose:

  • D1. Confirm competence in an occupational role to the standards required,
  • D2. Confirm the ability to meet a 'licence to practice' or other legal requirements made by the relevant sector, professional or industry body
Course / product type: 
English qualification level: 
Level 3
Assessment type: 
Internal assessment and external verification
Course / product delivery: 
Theory and practical based
Guided Learning Hours: 
Working with Trees / Chainsaws
Aerial Tree Activities