Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue
Unit 306 (Previously CS38)
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Aerial Training
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Aerial Cutting
Unit 308 (Previously CS39)
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Aerial Tree Rigging
Unit 309 (previously CS41)
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Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross-Cutting
Unit 201/202 (Previously CS30)
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Land Based Training
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Felling Trees Up To 380mm
Unit 203 (Previously CS31)
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Felling Trees Over 380mm
Unit 204 (Previously CS32)
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NPTC Unit 20-57
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Machinery Training
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Stump Grinder
NPTC Unit 20-53
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Powered Polesaw
NPTC Unit 20-06
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Tree Surgery Training Courses

Groundsman Training Package Tree surgeon Course

Our Groundsman Training Package is the fastest way to gain all the qualifications needed to become a Groundsman within the tree surgery industry.  

Groundsman Training Package Tree Surgeon Course

Our Arborist Training Package is the fastest way to gain all the qualifications needed to become a climbing arborist within the tree surgery industry. 

Advanced Training Package Tree Surgeon Course

Our Advanced training package is a great way to advance your skills and knowledge. This training package is suitable for climbers with already gained experience.

Ground Up Training offers the best fast track packages for your career in the tree surgery industry. Our complete tree surgeon training packages have been designed for the 3 individual stages in your career. Generally, when starting out as a tree surgeon the first role is the Groundsman. Our complete Groundsman training package will provide you all the necessary training and NPTC assessments required, along with hazard awareness training and a talk from our expert tree surgeons discussing the role of the groundsman.

Our Arborist training package is an essential step in developing a career in tree surgery. This training package will prepare you for your career with all the necessary training and NPTC assessments required to become a climbing arborist. Finally, our Advanced training package explores the intricate equipment configuration in modern arborist systems that are becoming more popular in arboriculture today. We dive into complex rigging systems and  cover a wide range of work positioning and ascending techniques. Included is our stationary rope techniques course which is concluded with either a TCIA or LANTRA assessment. 

About us...

Ground Up Training is a  tree surgery and forestry training provider based in Epping, Essex. We provide a wide range of tree surgery / arboriculture and forestry training for all levels of experience. Our instructors and assessors have 20+ years industry experience and are keen to share their knowledge to help you progress in your career. Working from our stunning woodland in Essex, we provide exceptional training for leading tree surgery companies and individuals within London, Essex and Hertfordshire. 

We are passionate about maintaining the high standard of work practice required within the tree surgery and forestry industries. Our friendly team of expert instructors will share with you their extensive knowledge and expertise during your training, from land based skills to advanced aerial techniques. Ground Up Training welcomes all levels of experience  – whether you are starting a new career or would like to advance your existing skills, we welcome you to learn with us.  

We have helped numerous companies achieve their Arb Approved Contractor (ArbAC) status and understand the level of  competency required to achieve this – our training programmes  assist you through your Arb Assessment and help you to become an Arb Approved Contractor.

Tree Surgery Training For All Levels

We believe training should not just prepare you for your assessment, but should prepare you for your career. We take extra care to make sure you have greatly developed your skills during our courses.  Being trained by our highly experienced Instructors will not just gain you the necessary training for your assessment, but will allow you to spend time with an experienced tree surgeon who can help you gain further tips in your chosen area.  Training for your career can be the most essential part of your journey, whether you are aiming to achieve a chainsaw licence for basic chainsaw use or pursuing a career in tree surgery & forestry, we are ready to assist you.

Chainsaw training became compulsory in 1998 with PUWER.  All chainsaw operators within the work place must hold a recognised certificate of competence. Our wide range of land based chainsaw training and aerial chainsaw training will provide you with all the necessary qualifications to become a qualified chainsaw operator in the UK. Working in the tree surgery industry will also require you to use a variety of machinery, such as wood chippers, stump grinders, brush cutters and powered pole pruners which also require training under PUWER and Health & Safety At Work Regulations, visit our machinery training page to see what courses we can offer you.

When working as a climbing arborist we must adhere to the Working At Hight Regulations 2005. Aerial training is essential in building a career in tree surgery. We offer a wide range of aerial tree surgery training from basic courses in tree climbing and aerial rescue, along with advanced courses for experienced climbing arborists.

Advanced Arborist Training

At Ground Up Training we believe tree surgery training should continue throughout your career. Our advanced training courses are aimed at candidates who would like to further their skills, exploring the range of modern tree climbing and rigging techniques available  today. Our advanced training courses cover the use of SRT (stationary rope techniques), advanced aerial rigging, along with arborist knots. With the  recent addition of  “Two-Rope-working” requirements, we also provide a 1 day update looking into the specifics as outlined by the HSE and WHR.


our expertise

20+ years industry experience

All our instructors and assessors have 20+ years experience within the tree surgery & forestry industry.

Be trained by leading arborists

Being trained by active tree surgeons will provide you with a range of additional knowledge to help you progress in your career.

Courses for all levels

We offer a wide range of tree surgeon courses suitable for all levels of experience.

Contact Us...

Phone: 0208 243 8658
Landmark House, 1 the Broadway
Essex IG10 2FA
MON-SAT 09:00 - 18:00