Capel Manor College offers an extensive selection of professional short courses in Horticulture and Arboriculture. Ranging from basic tree climbing techniques to chainsaw training and tractor driving (to name just a few), these courses are designed to provide specialist training and skills updating you or your employees to bring them in-line with rigorous industry standards. All courses are run by qualified instructors, most of whom are members of the LANTRA professional register, and are run periodically each month ranging from 1 to 5 days duration, but there’s a limit on the number of candidates due to the nature of the programmes so early application is advisable.
Our professional short courses are predominantly available at our Enfield centre which, set in 30 acres of grounds, offers its own first-rate training sites including our own gardens and farm making it an ideal location for land based training. We can however, on request, re-locate to one of our other centres at Gunnersbury Park, Regent’s Park, and Crystal Palace as long as these sites are deemed suitable for the specific course. We can also, under special arrangements and if suitable, carry out the training on your premises.
We can also provide courses to suit your particular needs and requirements so please contact the Short Course Coordinator on 08456 122122 ext 1245 or 1178 or email email@example.com
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Here is an overview of the courses we currently offer:
This course covers basic chainsaw maintenance in workshop and field conditions. It also covers the felling and cross cutting of timber no larger than 200mm.
This core unit covers the routine maintenance required for petrol driven chainsaws in workshop and field conditions including safe starting procedures and pre-work checks, on site preparation and also the cross-cutting and stacking of timber produce.
This course is for those anticipating working in professional forestry, amenity or utility arboriculture activities and likely to be felling trees up to 15” (380mm) in diameter. Three consecutive days training to NPTC standard, followed by a one day NPTC assessment (to be arranged).
Three consecutive days training to NPTC standard followed by one days’ NPTC assessment (to be arranged). This course is for anyone required to felling trees larger than the guide bar length. Some topics covered include:
This course is for those wishing to climb trees and perform aerial rescue. Topics covered include: regulations, industry best practice, climbing equipment, access and movement techniques within trees to achieve work positions are all included in this course. Five consecutive days training to NPTC standard, followed by a one day NPTC assessment (to be arranged).
This course is for those wishing to operate a chainsaw from a rope and harness. Two consecutive days training to NPTC standard, followed by a one day NPTC assessment (to be arranged). Participants must hold CS30, CS31 and CS38 certification before applying for this course.
Arboricultural Pruning Operations requires you to climb trees and use the relevant ropes and harness, along with a chainsaw, in order to carry out pruning operations. It is therefore essential when combining these activities that you have all round total confidence and expertise in what you are doing, so to avoid any accidents.
Combined CS40/41 (5 days) – covers both CS40 and CS41 during a 5 day training course.
A one day basic course aimed at highway inspectors, park rangers, general estate workers and assistant tree inspectors. The course is designed to give training on identifying common signs and symptoms that may lead to tree or limb failure and methods of reporting this information to people more suitably qualified to make final decisions on safety.
This course aims to provide specific tree inspection training at an advanced level for competent arboriculturists to enable them to identify defects from ground levels, from a climbed inspection or inspection aided by the use of a Mobile Elevated Working Platform.
This course is designed to help the student gain the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure competence in applying pesticides safely and effectively and to bring them up to date with recent changes in the law and the legal requirements of using pesticides.
This course is designed for people who apply pesticides from a convention boom Sprayer (mounted or trailed) and teaches safe driving practice, calibration and post-spraying procedures as well as the safe preparation and operation of the applicator for work without risk to themselves, other people and the environment.
LANTRA Emergency first aid at work -with ID cards 1 day course
· Understand the role of the first aider
· Assess the situation in order to act safely, promptly and effectively in an emergency.
· Administer cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
· Administer first aid to a casualty who is choking, suffering from shock or is wounded or bleeding.
· Provide treatment for minor injuries