The Enhanced Learning Credit Scheme (ELC) provides financial support towards retraining to those leaving the armed forces. This ELCAS funding can be used to obtain Level 3+ qualifications. As an approved ELCAS provider, Lynher Training offer a range of packages for the funding tiers.

In some cases, in order to provide the basic prerequisites for the Level 3 training, Lynher Training include a co-funded Level 2 starter package as part of the Level 3 package.

All training takes place in Devon and Cornwall. Lynher Training can provide these packages to service leavers from anywhere in the UK who wish to come and stay in the area (accommodation is not provided). Training can be arranged in weekly or fortnightly blocks.(Find the latest L3F&A theory course dates here > http://lynhertraining.com/l3fa/)

The Training Packages available are:

Level 3 City and Guilds Certificate in Forestry and Arboriculture (CODE – IFA30CRED)
A City and Guilds Qualification covering 30 credits which can be chosen from a variety of courses including NPTC 201,202,203 – Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Felling to 380mm, NPTC unit 307 Aerial Pruning, Woodchipper, Woodland Management, Tree and Shrub Pruning, Tree Survey and Inspection, Tree Pests and Diseases, Tree ID and Planting, Tree Planting and Aftercare.
(Further courses including Tree Climbing/Aerial Rescue and Aerial Cutting can be available through a co-funded Level 2 starter package)
£1250 including first NPTC Assessment only (ie NPTC 201/202)

Level 3 City and Guilds Subsidiary Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (CODE – 3FA60CRED)
A City and Guilds Qualification covering 60 credits which can be chosen from a variety of courses including NPTC 201,202,203 – Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Felling to 380mm, NPTC unit 307 Aerial Pruning, Woodchipper, Woodland Management, Tree and Shrub Pruning, Tree Survey, Inspection and Legislation, Tree Pests and Diseases, Tree ID and Planting, Tree Planting and Aftercare, Tractor Driving, Tree and Plant Science.
(Further courses including Tree Climbing/Aerial Rescue and Aerial Cutting can be available through a co-funded Level 2 starter package)
£2500 including first 2 NPTC Assessments only (ie NPTC 201/202 & 203)

Level 3 City and Guilds 90-credit Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture (CODE – 3FA90CRED)
A City and Guilds Qualification covering 90 credits which can be chosen from a variety of courses including NPTC 201,202,203 – Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Felling to 380mm, NPTC unit 307 Aerial Pruning, Woodchipper, Woodland Management, Tree and Shrub Pruning, Tree Survey, Inspection and Legislation, Tree Pests and Diseases, Tree ID and Planting, Tree Planting and Aftercare, Tractor Driving, Tree and Plant Science.
(Further courses including Tree Climbing/Aerial Rescue and Aerial Cutting can be available through a co-funded Level 2 starter package)
£3750 including first 3 NPTC Assessments only (ie NPTC 201/202 & 203 & 206/306)

Level 4 ABC Award in Arboriculture (CODE – L4AWARD) – COMING IN 2019
An ABC Level 4 Qualification including Tree biomechanics and maintenance, Principles of woodland establishment and management.
£1250 – Contact us for details

NPTC Packages
ELCAs are no longer approving NPTC Courses Packages but will be approving individual NPTC courses – These individual courses can be mixed with the Level 3 Certificate to provide a balance of theory and pre-requisite courses – speak to us for details of how to personalise your plan.

Our soon to be approved courses are (Hopefully by end of January 2019):
NPTC301 – Felling over 380mm – £495 inc ass (Code – LYN-301)
NPTC302 – Sever Uprooted Trees – £575 inc ass (Code – LYN-302)
NPTC306 – Aerial Tree Rescue Operations – £650 inc ass (Code – LYN-306) (Pre-requisite 206 additional £35)
NPTC308 – Aerial Cutting using Free-fall Techniques – £420 inc ass (Code – LYN-308) (Pre-requisite Basic Chainsaw 201,202,203 + Tree Climbing 206,306 see above)
NPTC307 – Aerial Tree Pruning – £425 inc ass (Code – LYN-307) (Pre-requisite 201,202,203 + 206,306,308 see above)
NPTC309 – Aerial Rigging – £775 inc ass (Code – LYN-309) (Pre-requisite 201,202,203,206,306,308,307)
NPTC UA1 – Utility Arboriculture UA1 – £435 inc ass (Code – LYN-UA1)
NPTC UA2 – Utility Arboriculture UA2 – £585 inc ass (Code – LYN-UA2) (Pre-requisite NPTC UA1 + NPTC 307 see above)

Also available – Year 2 and 3 top-up courses to continue your Level 3 qualification:
TOP UP Programmes – Year 2 and 3 Continuation Packages
Level 3 City and Guilds Subsidiary Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture – 30 Credit TOP UP (including 1 NPTC Assessment) £1250 (CODE – 3FA60TOPUP) (Prerequisite L3 Certificate)

Level 3 City and Guilds 90-Credit Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture – 30 Credit TOP UP (including 1 NPTC Assessment) £1250 (CODE – 3FA90TOPUP1) (Prerequisite L3 Subsidiary Diploma)

Level 3 City and Guilds 90-Credit Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture – 30 Credit TOP UP (including 2 NPTC Assessment) + Tailored Level 3 training. £2500 (CODE – 3FA90TOPUP2) (Prerequisite L3 Subsidiary Diploma)

For further details about any of our packages simply contact the Lynher Training office.

What our customers say:

Fantastic training provider, helpful and flexible enough to fit courses in around working full time.
Instructors very knowledgeable and provide an enjoyable learning environment. Everything learned is being used daily and all pitched at the right level.

Excellent communication and flexibility. Good instruction throughout.

Solid course with relevant content enabling me to retrain for a change in employment.