Aerial Tree Pruning Course

Aerial Tree Pruning NPTC Level 3 Unit 307 (CS40)
3 Day Course

Aerial Tree Pruning Course description

This aerial tree pruning course will teach you the correct methods to safely prune trees off ground, in line with BS3998, the British standards for tree pruning. You will be carrying out arboricultural aerial pruning operations including reductions, crown-lifting, re-pollarding and thinning. It includes understanding tree hazard evaluation and working at height assessment plus the skills to select the most suitable pruning tools.  The course is broken down into two days training, concluding on the third day with a NPTC assessment. Candidates must already hold their CS30 Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting, CS31 Felling Trees up to 380mm, CS38 Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue and CS39 Aerial Tree Cutting certifications to attend this training course.

Training content

Assessment content

To view the CS40 NPTC assessment guidance please click the link below

Who is the Aerial Tree Pruning Course for?

This level 3 aerial tree pruning course is ideal for candidates experienced in aerial working who wish to gain further knowledge and skills to expertly prune and shape trees.

price and booking

Course cost: £678 (price includes VAT & NPTC assessment fees.)

Booking: If you would like to book onto this course please the requirements below, and follow to our contact form.

Dates: Please click the link below to view our online calendar below for all up coming course dates


Equipment requirements

Please ensure all climbing equipment is EN compliant and has appropriate LOLER certificates and PPE is in good condition. Equipment is available for hire if candidates do not yet have their own. Please contact the office for cost.

Are You Ready To Start?

The course lasts for five days, including both training and assessment.

This course is designed for individuals with basic tree climbing skills who want to learn professional pruning techniques.

Participants need PPE, a climbing harness, climbing lines, pruning saws, and other personal climbing equipment.

The aerial tree pruning course covers tree biology, pruning techniques, safety practices, and the use of pruning tools.

Successful participants receive an industry-recognized NPTC certification upon completion.