What courses are available to become a tree surgeon?

There are many different courses that are suitable for anyone wanting to become a tree surgeon. Courses can be available online or through a local training provider. We will be listing a few examples of courses you can take to start trading as a tree surgeon.

Certificate in Arboriculture

Run by ACS Distance Education, this course covers topics such as tree diseases, tree surgery practices and rehabilitating environments using trees. The course takes 600 hours to complete and costs £1,220.

Advanced Certificate in Applied Arboriculture Management

Also run by ACS Distance Education, this course is suitable for tree surgeons who want to manage their own team. The course takes 900 hours and costs £1,590.

Arboricultural Qualifications

There is a range of qualifications available. Qualifications accredited by Lantra Awards cover ground-based and aerial tree work, tree identification and planting as well as wildfire prevention. Qualifications accredited by ABC Awards range from a level 2 award in Arboriculture (155 guided learning hours) to a level 6 diploma (255 guided learning hours).

There are many more courses available if you want to become a tree surgeon, so don’t hesitate to research and compare different options to make sure you invest in the one that will suit you the best!

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