Treepartner Training Courses


Pruning Techniques for Aerial Tree Work

Pre-Course Requirements:

To attend this course trainees must already hold a qualification in Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue.

This course is designed to follow on from the A01 course. It will provide trainees with the necessary skills to 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 3-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
  • Crown thinning and reduction operations using a range of tools including: secateurs, hand saws, loppers and extendable pruning tools

Course Fees

Price per person (3 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)