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UA 302, 303, 304, 305 (UA 2.1, 2.2, 2.3)

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Utility Arboriculture Tree Species recognition, Growth Characteristics, Associated Hazards, Ground Pruning, Aerial Pruning, Assisted Tree Felling

Intensive, academic and practical. This combined course is held in both classroom and woodland, teaching you all the skills you need to become fully operational as a Utility Arb professional.

The training is held over 3 days, and includes:

  • Identify tree & fungi species
  • Identify growth characteristics
  • Identify hazardous trees and branches
  • Pre work checks and requirements
  • Site specific electrical hazards
  • Prune trees safely from the ground in proximity to overhead power line
  • Legislative requirements
  • Record keeping
  • Equipment selection
  • Assisted Tree Felling
  • Equipment selection and use
  • Load estimation
  • Planning the felling operation, using felling aids
  • Pulling considerations
  • Chainsaw checks
  • Using holding cuts
  • Dealing with hung up trees
  • Site Zoning
  • Increased training in basic pruning principles
  • Different cuts and their uses
  • Rope assisted felling techniques
  • Climbing techniques essential for aerial working around live overhead lines.

Pre requisites: UA 301, CS 201&202 (previously UA1, CS 30&31)


Following the 3-day training course, there is a full day assessment. If you are interested in an assessment only option, please contact one of our instructors who will be able to give you more information.


For information on prices and duration of these courses, please see our Utility Arb Courses page.

Upcoming Courses

201/202/203 (201/202)
Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and felling up to 380mm.

Date: Training: 15th - 19th August 2022 . Assessment dates to be confirmed.
Location: Low Barn, Broxtead
Emergency First aid & Forestry
Date: 22nd - 23rd August
Location: Red Stag Training, R2 Moat Park, Framlingham Road, Earl Soham, Woodbridge, IP13 7SR
UA301 (Old UA1)
Basic Electrical Knowledge

Date: Training: 24th - 25th August 2022. Assessment: date to be confirmed
Location: Earl Soham
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