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    Lantra Professional Tree Inspection

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    Arboriculture: Forestry and Tree Care

    This advanced course is designed to equip learners to clearly and competently inspect potentially hazardous trees as part of their main duties and then write appropriate and detailed remedial works (control measures) with appropriate time scales or priorities indicated.

    Course Information

    • Qualification: Lantra
    • Course Code: E82650
    • Start Date: 10/07/2019
    • Duration: 3 Days
    • Campus: Easton
    • Cost:£500

    The course will contain elements relevant to the above that will be assessed at the end of the training period. As a pre-requisite of attending the course it is fully expected that learners will have a detailed knowledge of tree biology, the tree as an undamaged self-optimised structure, biological and mechanical weaknesses, pathology, legislation, remedial options and their likely implications and the British Standard 3998 Recommendations for Treework. Also any other specific arboricultural knowledge such as may affect detection and measurement of tree defects and recommendation of control measures that reduce the risk posed to an acceptable level.



    Prospective learners should be experienced and qualified arboriculturists with an in-depth knowledge of plant and arboricultural science, including a thorough knowledge of wood decaying fungi, identification and interpretation of signs and symptoms of ill health and structural failure across a wide range of tree species and circumstances. They should be thoroughly experienced in carrying out tree inspection and survey. People professionally involved in Arboriculture – specifically tree inspection.  Learners must be physically fit and able to carry out the tasks required of the course programme.


    The three-day course aims to provide specific tree inspection training at an advanced level for competent arboriculturists. This will enable you to identify defects from ground level, from a climbed inspection or inspection aided by the use of a Mobile Elevated Working Platform (MEWP)*. This professional tree training course will train you in how to specify the necessary remedial works and record the inspection process; this would then form a part of a defensible system.  At the end of the course you will undertake a competence based assessment directly related to tree inspection. The course is not aimed at covering report writing; however, presentation of findings will be examined and advice given. *Tree climbing and use of MEWP will not be required during the course.

    Further Info

    For more information or to book please contact our Admissions Team on 08000 224 556 or email admissions@eastonotley.ac.uk

    Applications for Further Education full time, access to HE, apprenticeships and part time courses are made online. Go on to the relevant course page and click on the 'Apply Now' button to start the application process. Applications for short courses are made by contacting the College Admissions Team on 08000 224556. Higher Education programme applications should be made via UCAS in the first instance, UCAS website

    Applications for accommodation usually open late Spring. For more information pleae see the following link; Student accommodation

    Students aged 19 ( as of 31 August) and above can study any of our part time or short courses as well as our Access to Higher Education and Higher Education programme. Some of floristry, horticulture and arboriculture courses may also be available to adult learners. Please contact the College Admissions Team for more information, 08000 224556. Adult learning

    Yes, you can speak to the College Admissions Team on 08000 224556 who can provide general course choice advice and guidance or you can drop in to one of our Course Advice Days.

    Course Advice Days are normally held on Saturday morning's from 9am-12pm. They provide an excellent opportunity to speak to course tutors, find out more about the courses we offer, have a tour of the facilities and speak to Student Services about any non academic questions like transport or bursaries. Dates are advertised on our website. Course Advice Day

    We also have our campus open days, known as a 'Big Day Out' which take place in the summer term. Both campuses and facilities are available for you to explore, speak to tutors and students, watch demonstrations and have a go at activities. If you like what you see you can also make an application on the day. Details on the Big Day Out will be advertised on our website nearer the time

    Please see the following links for more information on applying for your bus pass;Easton transport information or Otley transport information

    Please contact the College Admissions Team on 08000 224556 who will be able to advise of any future interview dates and rebook your interview to a suitable date.

    To cancel your application pleae contact the College Admissions Team on 08000 224556 or use the contact us form on our website.

    The College Admissions Team will send out letters to all students aged 19 and over, on relevant courses, providing all the information needed from Easton & Otley College to enable you to make an online application with Student Finance England. These letters will be sent out during the summer term.

    Applications for the college bursary are made online. You should make sure that you read the guidance notes prior to making an application to ensure that you are eligible. Further information can be found on Financial Support

    For students resident in England and aged 18 and under on 31 August, before they are due to start their course in September, then your full time course fees are fully funded. For students aged 19 and over, and those looking to study a short course, please contact the College Admissions Team for more details on 08000 224556.