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UA 302, 303 & 305 (UA 2.1 & 2.2)

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

This 2 day course is aimed at those wishing to start a fully operational career in the Utility Arb industry. It is delivered in both the classroom and one of our excellent forest locations and includes:

    • Identify tree species
    • Identify growth characteristics
    • Identify hazardous trees and branches
    • Prune trees safely from the ground in proximity to overhead power line
    • Assisted Tree Felling

This course is where the practical elements of Utility Arb training come into play. We cover the course description above but then go on to build on this with the practical application of using insulated tools to prune trees away from live network as well as the setting up of non-return rope systems to guarantee the safe directional felling of trees in close proximity to overhead network. We also cover the approved procedures for live line tree work.

Pre requisites: UA 301 CS 201 & 202 (Previously UA1, CS30&31)


There is a full day of assessment following completion of the two-day course. If you are interested in an assessment only option, please get in touch as this may be possible if you have the necessary skills to be able to pass the assessment without further training.

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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