Lynher Training can provide Forestry and Arboriculture Apprenticeships including the Arborist and Forest Operative Standards for 16-18 years and 19+. Employers can now book their funding through the online apprenticeship service.

If you are an employer keen to employ an apprentice then do talk to us as we always have enquiries from apprentice candidates who are ready to start. We can arrange a climbing taster day where you can meet potential candidates, see how they perform and discover if they are the right fit for you.
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 mandatory qualifications would need to be achieved 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/O1 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
A choice of two pathways;
Establishment and Maintenance OR Harvesting Pathway

The following mandatory qualifications would be required prior to end point assessment for both pathways: 
• 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 

Establishment and Maintenance Pathway

The Forestry Standard-Establishment and Maintenance Pathway covers a wide range of elements with further mandatory qualifications including:

• Level 2 Principles of Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance/Level 2 Safe Use of Pesticides
• Level 2 Award in Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (including application near water)
• Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Brush-cutters and Trimmers
• Level 2 Award in Forestry Clearing Saw

Harvesting Pathway

The Forestry Standard-Harvesting Pathway covers a wide range of elements with further mandatory qualifications including:
• 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 

Please contact us if you wish to discuss the any of these apprenticeships. Other apprenticeships under our consideration are: Level 2 Fencing Installer, Level 2 Horticulture and Landscape Operative. Please get in touch if you have an interest in these apprenticeships.

Contact Lynher Training for further details.

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