Forestry and Arboriculture

Find out more about the range of training courses we offer in this growing industry.

Industry overview

Managing the UK’s 3.1 million hectares of woodland and looking after the trees in our public spaces, parks and gardens employs around 100,000 people and contributes around £7.2 billion to the economy.  

Whether you’re a park ranger caring for a local woodland or a chainsaw operator felling trees along a busy road, understanding the latest techniques, equipment and legislation helps to keep you, the public, and our green spaces safe. We offer the UK’s most comprehensive range of chainsaw and forestry training and qualifications, so you can confidently access the right training, at the right time, whatever your level of expertise.

We’re the only awarding organisation to offer both training and assessment. Our programmes have been developed in partnership with some of the UK’s leading experts and are fully recognised by Forestry England, Forestry Land Scotland, National Resource Wales, and Forestry Industry Safety Accord. 

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