Forestry and Arboriculture Apprenticeships
Lynher Training can provide Forestry and Arboriculture Apprenticeships including the Arborist and Forest Operative Standards for 16-18 years and 19+. Large(Levy payers) and Small (Non-levy payers) employers can now book their funding through the apprenticeship service.

Arborist Standard

The Arborist Standard covers a wide range of elements leading up to using a chainsaw in a tree and from a MEWP. Along with a wide range of theory courses from Tree ID to Tree Inspection.

The following licence to practice qualifications would be required prior to end point assessment: 

• Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work 

• Level 2 award in safe use of brushwood chipper 

• Traffic Management (NRSWA Unit 002 Signing, Lighting and Guarding) OR Sector Scheme 12D 

• Level 2 award in chainsaw maintenance 

• Level 2 award in crosscutting timber using a chainsaw 

• Level 2 award in felling and processing trees up to 380mm 

• Level 2 award in accessing a tree using a rope and harness 

• Level 3 award in aerial tree rescue operations 

• Level 3 award in aerial cutting of trees using free fall techniques 

• Level 2 award in safe use of mobile elevated work platform 

• Level 3 award in use of a chainsaw from a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP) 

• Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment. 

Forest Operative Standard (Harvesting)

The Forestry Standard (Harvesting) covers a wide range of elements leading to felling large trees.

Mandatory Qualifications

• Level 2 award in emergency first aid at work (in a forestry context known as +F) 

• Level 2 award in chainsaw maintenance 

• Level 2 award in crosscutting timber using a chainsaw 

• Level 2 award in felling and processing trees up to 380mm 

• Level 3 award in felling and processing trees over 380mm 

• Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and maths prior to taking the end-point assessment 

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