Award in Aerial Tree Pruning

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Arboriculture AB074E07/19/1 Short Course

Course Information

CS307 (formerly CS40), a two-day for tree surgeons who want to develop their skills in tree pruning techniques for small and medium mature trees. Includes Health & Safety, crown thinning, crown reduction and selecting tools and equipment.


  • Award in Aerial Tree Pruning (QCF)
Course Content
  • Health & Safety
    Crown thinning
    Crown reduction
    Selection of tools and equipment
Entry Requirements
  • CS201/202 - Chainsaw Maintenance, CS203 - Fell Small Trees, CS206/306 - Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue, CS308 - Operate Chainsaw from Rope and Harness (formerly CS30, CS31, CS38, CS39) - or equivalent
    Students must be aged 16 or over on 1st September of the year in which the course starts
    Tetanus protection is recommended.
Next Steps
  • Award in Aerial Tree Rigging (Sectional Felling) (AB078), Award to Clear Individual Wind Blown Trees (AB163)
Career Opportunities
  • Arboricultural Worker/Tree Surgeon
    Forest Worker

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
Throughout the Year 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Run on demand 2
Course Fees
Tuition fees (Part time standard) £315.00
Registration fees (Part time standard) £120.00
Reservation fees (Part time standard) £50.00

Course fees include:- equipment, training assessment, access to suitable sites for training and assessment.

Materials Required

Writing materials - notebook and pen.
Packed lunch and drink, especially if we are working away from college all day.
Chainsaw Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to current industry standards is required for this course.
Work equipment, harnesses, PPE, etc., are available from the college, but candidates’ own may be used, subject to checks by the instructor.
National Insurance (NI) number.
Waterproofs/change of clothes in case of inclement weather.

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