We provide a wide range of land based qualifications. Our portfolio has a strong focus on short courses to deliver the specialist skills required for a certificate of Competence CoC qualification. Some of these qualifications are required for Licence to Practise activities or for membership of a CPD register. All our qualifications are developed with industry experts and employers to ensure that they support the skills needs of today's industry.

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Search the site:. I'm looking for:. Near me:. Bursaries : The NPTC Fund supports a number of bursaries to individuals for study and scholarships in the land-based sector. The NPTC Fund also makes support available through the Helena Kennedy Foundation, to provide financial bursaries to individuals currently studying at a FE college or sixth form college and applying to undertake a higher education or higher level apprenticeship in a land-based subject:.

Grants : The NPTC Fund welcomes direct applications to provide individual grants items such as tools, materials and other similar minor items of expenditure provided that they are for use by the recipient as part of their land-based training. However, applications will be considered on their individual merit. Projects : The NPTC Fund welcomes direct applications to support projects and research where they further land based education and training, or help to inform industry on issues of the moment relating to skills development and vocational education in the land-based sector.

However, applications will be considered on their individual merit and potential applicants interested in seeking more significant support are encouraged to contact the NPTC Fund Secretariat. Background to the project : The activities involved in arboricultural work in trees at height have significant health and safety implications. There was previously no over-arching guidance on this; those industry guides that were available were in need of revision. Project outcome : Following technical consultation and reviews from key stakeholders throughout the industry, the final completed ICoP was published in February as a free PDF download from the AA website.

The ICOP sets out the legal framework, protocols and managerial guidance to the 'Responsible Person' and 'Competent Person' whose roles are pivotal in ensuring that this work is correctly and adequately planned and carried out to recognised industry standards.

The ICoP has been well received by industry and is now being used as the major reference work for a series of Technical Guides aimed at the practicing arborist. Find a course or qualification I'm looking for: Search. Find a centre Near me:. Offering: Search. Centres Learners Employers. Qualifications explained. Employers Providers. Centre development Exams and Admin Funding for training Offer our qualifications. Previous projects the Fund has supported. Social networks.


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Training courses are operated on a supply and demand basis, please inform the centre of the courses that you wish to take, and you will be forwarded course date, prices and start times. Once you have completed your training and feel confident to take the assessment you will need to fill in the relevant registration form in order to be put forward for assessment. It is recommended that you put your training into practice before taking the assessment. Assessment can take place at the College or in your place of work. If assessment takes place in the workplace you will be required to provide all of the necessary personal protective wear PPE and equipment. The person who assesses you must be different to the person who trains you.


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