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Coleg Cambria



  • College:      Coleg Cambria, Llysfasi College 
  • Division:     North Wales Division
  • Name:         Tim Jenner
  • Course:       Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture (RFS Theory)

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Pictured: Dr Christine Cahalan (Chairman of North Wales Division) and Tim Jenner, courtesy of Les Sterling


What the lecturer said: Tim joined Llysfasi College two years ago, and has since developed his interests in forestry to become an integral ( some would say the main) part of the forestry and arb team. Since becoming an Instructor/Demonstrator on the course , Tim has quickly achieved a massive amount of practical skill qualifications, as well as putting in a great deal of his own time to achieve academic forestry and arb awards.

He has achieved the following Licences to Practice during his studies; Chainsaw Maintenance cross cutting and felling, PA1 PA2 PA6 Pesticide application, Woodchippers, Brushcutters, Tractor Driving, Abrasive Wheels and ATV Driving. Also gaining Assessor qualifications on the way!

In addition, he has successfully completed his Level 2 Certificate in Arboriculture (RFS Theory qualification) and will complete his full RFS Certificate in Arboriculture shortly.

What Tim said: I am very pleased to be awarded the RFS Silky Fox Handsaw Award. I’ve really enjoyed doing the Cert Arb and look forward to keeping my Lifelong Learning going!



  • College:   Coleg Cambria, Llysfasi College
  • Division:  North Wales
  • Name:     Jordan Hockeridge
  • Course:    Level 3 Extended Diploma in Forestry & Arboriculture

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Pictured: Dr Christine Cahalan (Chairman of North Wales Division) and Phil Venables (Retired Lysfasi lecturer) on the behalf of Jordan Hockeridge, courtesy of Les Sterling


What the lecturer said: Jordan has worked hard throughout his time at Llysfasi, progressing from a Level 2 Diploma in Countryside and Environment, with merit, to an Extended Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture, at level 3. His tutors have been impressed with his sensible, mature attitude to his work, in particular his practical work, which has been outstanding. As a specialist project, he has designed and built a mobile horse jump.

He has developed a keen interest in tree climbing, and attained a good level of technical skill, and is planning to undergo the licence to practice award in the near future; to compliment other awards, including use of brushcutter and woodchipper.

His work placement providers, Greengrass Garden Sevices, were full of praise for his effort and enthusiasm, which will stand him in good stead for the future. For a number of years, Jordan has also assisted in setting up, and helping to keep Woodfest running smoothly.

His immediate future will be as a forwarder operator for Dylan Jones Harvesting, but whatever the future holds, we wish him well.

What Jordan said: I’m very pleased to receive the award and look forward to using the saw when I continue with my tree surgery work. I’ve always enjoyed doing the practical work much more than the written assignments, so it’s good that there is a prize for this kind of thing. Thank you to the RFS and Silky for awarding me the prize this year.

What the college said: Coleg Cambria would like to thank the RFS and Silky Saws for the opportunity to nominate one of our students for this prestigious prize

It is good that there is a chance for us to acknowledge the commitment and hard work that have been put in to achieve all the practical skills qualifications, which is not always recognised by some awards

We appreciate the commitment that the RFS and Silky Saws are making to recognise such qualities in the forestry and arb employees of the future.