Treepartner Training Courses


Combined Course

Pruning Techniques for Aerial Tree Work and Use of Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness

Pre-Course Requirements:

To attend this course trainees must already hold a qualification in Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue, Maintenance Cross-Cutting, Basic Chainsaw Operations and Felling and Processing Small Trees up to 380mm.

This combined course is designed to follow on from the F01/F02 and A01 courses. It will provide trainees with the necessary skills to operate a chainsaw from a rope and harness and both understand and carry out pruning operations including crown thinning and reductions.

Why Treepartner Training?

  • 2:1 trainee to instructor ratio
  • Delivered by instructors with extensive and current experience
  • Uses a wide range of equipment
  • Addresses the demands of Work at Height Regulations, including working with two independent fall protection systems
  • Provides an opportunity to update existing climbing skills
This 5-day course will cover the following topics:
  • Legislation
  • Risk Assessment including site zonation and communication
  • Tree care overview (understanding the importance of appropriate work position techniques and their significance in relation to good tree care practice)
  • An introduction to the principles of good pruning techniques
  • An introduction to tree identification
  • Visual tree assessment
  • Climbing system selection, inspection, and system design
  • Ascent and work positioning techniques (including the use of spikes)
  • Crown thinning and reduction operations using a range of tools including secateurs, hand saws, loppers and extendable pruning tools
  • Cutting techniques using battery powered and petrol driven chainsaws

Course Fees

Price per person (5 days)



  • On completion of the training, a Treepartner Training Record of Training and Achievement (certificate) will be issued
  • Following successful completion of the training, Treepartner Training Ltd can organise the related City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Certificate of Competence in Aerial Tree Pruning (Qualification No: 0039-31) and Certificate of Competence in Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness (Qualification No: 0039-23)