Arborist Training School

Chainsaw Training and Assessments for NPTC/City and Guilds Certificates of competence.

Tree Surgeon Courses

Chainsaw Maintenance - Cross Cutting Course

Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting Course

(Formerly CS30) - 3 days
Small Tree Felling Course

Small Tree Felling Course

(Formerly CS31) - 4 days
Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue Course

Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue Course

(Formerly CS38) - 5 days
Aerial Chainsaw Course

Aerial Chainsaw Course

(Formerly CS39) - 3 days
Aerial Tree Pruning Course

Aerial Tree Pruning Course

(Formerly CS40) - 3 days
Aerial Tree Rigging Course

Aerial Tree Rigging Course

(Formerly CS41) - 4 days

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NPTC/City and Guilds Qualifications

Do you need NPTC/City and Guilds qualifications?

Arbsystem carries out tree surgeon courses for chainsaw training and assessments for NPTC (National Proficiency Test Council) and City & Guilds certificates of competence (CoC) in Hampshire. Arbsystem specialises in providing courses for vocational qualifications, which are needed in forestry, horticulture, arboriculture and agriculture to use chainsaws, carry out tree felling and work at height with chainsaws in trees. 

In addition to providing courses aimed at gaining the Certificates of Competency (CoC), Arbsystem also provides updated training which counts as Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Update or Refresher training, as it is sometimes called, is strongly advised by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to be carried out every three to five years depending on the frequency of specialist tasks carried out by the operative.

The Vocational education that is offered at Arbsystem is suitable for complete beginners or more experienced operatives, which require Land-based qualifications If you need NPTC/City and Guilds qualifications for these Land Based Services, check out our course list and availability or you can email us and book a FREE telephone consultation with one of our representatives!

Our Clients

  • I did my cross-cut and chainsaw maintenance (CS30) at Plumpton College, which was good, but having just completed the small tree felling course (CS31) with Arbsystem, I wish I had done them both here, it's really improved my confidence and skill with a chainsaw massively. The set up at Arbsystem's base is great and the felling sites are proper woodland sites so you get real world experience, the instructors are really friendly, knowledgeable and build your confidence whatever your starting level. If I decide to do the next level course I will be definitely coming back here! Thanks again for a really enjoyable few days.

    James Macdonald Avatar James Macdonald
    November 10, 2023

    I recently completed a climbing and aerial rescue course at arbsystem . I felt supported and challenged this week. Chris and Gill were very professional and knowledgeable, it was a very enjoyable week. I would highly recommend their training programmes. Thanks again for a great experience..

    paul smith Avatar paul smith
    October 10, 2023

    Very well run and excellent instructors

    Will Millar Avatar Will Millar
    December 12, 2022
  • Best training Place that I know

    Jari Saarivirta Avatar Jari Saarivirta
    October 12, 2022

    Just start the course. Exciting . L earn something new .

    Sorin Vatavu Avatar Sorin Vatavu
    September 12, 2022

    Gillion is very knowledgeable and very friendly. Great for experienced arborists and people just getting into it. Great training sights, would definitely recommend to anybody.

    Huwie Bear Avatar Huwie Bear
    September 12, 2022
  • This was an amazingly comprehensive and supportive course. The guys took me from being a complete novice to passing both chainsaw and felling tickets. Dan and Ross were incredibly supportive and patient, both really knowledgeable. Gil is such an encouraging and supportive assessor. I can’t recommend them highly enough! Thank you so much.

    Naomi Collett Avatar Naomi Collett
    September 12, 2021

    Great and functional setup, experienced instructors and very profesional through and through. Got good value for my money and I have already booked my next course here.

    Martin Nordin Avatar Martin Nordin
    September 12, 2021

    I thoroughly enjoyed my week long course, which brought me from zero to a certification in chainsaw maintenance, cross cutting and small tree felling. The learning environment is pleasant and relaxed. I was incredibly nervous before the assessment but Gillon's approach helped me to be calm and stay focused on the task. Gillon also went out of his way to accommodate the special requirements I had due to my religious beliefs. Highly recommended.

    Regena Avatar Regena
    September 12, 2021
  • I've been going to arm system for a fue years know, every time I leave a course I come out feeling more committed to working with better understanding of a certain thing. I have made a great effort in coming back.

    Hugo Tibbitts Avatar Hugo Tibbitts
    September 12, 2020

    By far the best instructor I've had. Explains everything in a very digestible way and an all round nice bloke. As for the whereabouts...easy to get to, a nice plantation with many a tree to work from and a cabin with tea and coffee to keep ya warm when it's cold. Will do all other tickets here. Cheers Gil!

    George Threadingham Avatar George Threadingham
    September 12, 2020

    Awesome and friendly staff... and lovely setting! I'll be coming back for more training 😀

    Tom Davies Avatar Tom Davies
    September 12, 2020