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Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue NPTC Level 2 Certificate CS38

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    For more information or to enrol onto this course, please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

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This five-day course will give you the chance to learn more about the techniques involved with tree climbing in a safe and secure manner and performing four basic rescue methods. The NPTC qualification will demonstrate that you have the practical skills and technical knowledge required.


Entry requirements

Anyone can attend as there are no pre-requisites for this course – the use of a chainsaw is not involved.

Course content

Units on this course include:

  • Risk assessment and legislation
  • Health and safety
  • Selection and inspection of tree climbing equipment
  • Safe climbing and descent techniques
  • Basic aerial rescue techniques.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Undertake a risk assessment of tree climbing operations
  • Select, inspect and use a range of tree climbing equipment
  • Safely climb a tree, move around the crown and descend to the ground
  • Carry out aerial rescues from different situations. 

This course offers the NPTC Certificate of Competence as an additional qualification.

Assessment methods

The assessment for NPTC course normally takes place 10-14 days after the initial training and is a full day – the price is included in the course price.

Further study and career options
This course will be beneficial to your career if you are working in the horticulture or arboriculture industries, or if you are self-employed as a tree surgeon.
Additional information

To take part in this course you must bring PPE (personal protective equipment) and other tools and equipment as listed on the joining instructions. You can also view the PPE and tools list here. These will be emailed to you a few weeks before the course is due to start – please contact us to confirm you have the required items.

For those just needing a refresher please contact our Sales team on 01234 291747 who can advise you further.

More dates TBC

Funding information

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at

Course Information & How to Apply

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To book onto this course please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
5 days 02/11/2020 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £720 Shuttleworth College SOB1306S1 Course in progress
5 days 29/03/2021 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £720 Shuttleworth College SOB1306S2 Course in progress
5 days 24/05/2021 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £720 Shuttleworth College SOB1306S3
5 days 19/07/2021 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £720 Shuttleworth College SOB1306S4

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.