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RFS - Cert Arb Practical

 

Practical Awards of Competence - RFS Certificate in Arboriculture


Please note that all awards in competence required are full QCF qualifications and licences to practice. We cannot accept certificates of training or attendance. Lantra do not currently offer the full range of tests below so please check the course codes carefully before undertaking any training.

 

All four mandatory certificates in competence from Table 1 must be completed. Prerequisites are the courses you must have completed before taking the selected course.

 

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