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UA 303, 304, 305 (UA 2.2 & 2.3)

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Utility Arboriculture

Combining classroom tuition and woodland instruction, this course provides candidates with the right skills to carry out ground based and aerial pruning at live sites upon passing the assessment.

This course 2 day course covers the approved procedures for all types of live line tree cutting. We work up from the use of insulated tools for ground-based pruning through rope assisted felling techniques and onto climbing techniques essential for aerial working around live overhead lines.

It’s a busy, interesting course that covers all aspects of live line tree cutting with a real emphasis on the underpinning knowledge that ensures safe working at all times.

  • 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 units 301&302, CS units 201, 202, 203, 204, 302


A full day of assessment is carried out following the 2 days of training. For candidates who already have the right skills, we can offer an assessment only option, please talk to one of our instructors regarding eligibility.



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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