Proclimber Fast Track Training, the world leader in this type of Arborist Training


Tree Surgery Training, Tree Surgeon Courses, Arborist Courses available in the UK and Worldwide

Thinking of changing gear to a new career? Are you interested in becoming a qualified Tree Surgeon? Do you want to start working immediately? Are you prepared to fully commit to six weeks of intensive physical training, & also have great fun at the same time?  If you have answered yes to all these questions then Proclimber’s Fast Track Tree Surgery Course is the right one for you.

Tree Surgery is not a walk in the park (literally) it’s physically hard work and not for the faint hearted, but we can guarantee that if you are fit and keen, we can get you to that place where you will, after only six weeks be confident to go out and show any future employer that you have trained with the best, have the knowledge even after only six weeks, to be an asset to their tree surgery company, and with experience will have the ability to become an Arborist team leader in a very short time.

  • Over 200 practical hours of professionally supervised hands-on Forestry, Arboricultural & Tree Surgery skills training by our carefully selected Industry-served professional Instructors & Assessments carried out by City & Guilds/NPTC Assessors.
  • A minimum of 40 hours Arboricultural theory study, covering the 11 different exam domains, working towards the Internationally-acclaimed ISA Certified Arborist qualification. (You will take home the ISA study guide worth over £60.00)
  • Pruning
  • Tree Biology
  • Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Identification & Selection
  • Climbing, Safety & working in the tree
  • Statutory tree protection
  • Installation & Establishment
  • Trees & Construction sites
  • Soil & Water relations
  • Tree nutrition & Fertilisers
  • Cable & Bracing
  •  Achieving 12 Certificates including 9 NPTC City & Guilds Awards.
  • 1. Level 2 – 002012 – Chainsaw maintenance & crosscutting
  • 2. Level 2 – 002012 – Felling & processing trees up to 380mm
  • 3. Level 3 – 002101 – Felling & processing trees over 380mm
  • 4. Level 2 – 002013 – Accessing a tree using rope & harness
  • 5. Level 3 – 002013 -Aerial Tree Rescue operations
  • 6. Level 3 – 002108 – Aerial cutting of trees using free-fall techniques.
  • 7. Level 3 – 002197 – Aerial Tree pruning
  • 8. Level 2- 002057 Wood Chipper –  – Safe use of manually fed wood chipper
  • 9. Level 2 – 0017-02 – M.E.W.P – Safe use of Mobile Elevated Work Platform
  • Stump Grinder – Safe use of Stump Grinder Certificate
  • An Emergency First Aid at work Certificate

  • Manual Handling Certificate 
  • Full six weeks accommodation,  in the beautiful countryside of  South West Wales, with huge amounts of recreational facilities available in the area, for those who need to stimulate their minds & bodies even further!
  • Tree work. You will have the opportunity to work alongside the Proclimber Arb team on site during the six weeks, this gives you experience first hand on how the professionals work, how a site is run, and this may include tree rigging & dismantling techniques.
  • The Big Tree Climb. We offer trainees a chance to go on a fun big tree climbing experience, under the supervision of our instructors.You will climb trees over 100ft tall, this is a height many time served Arborists may not have reached! It’s usually the highlight of the course for many of our trainees, and the views are awesome.
  • There may also be a chance for a spot of axe throwing and chainsaw carving during the six weeks.
  • We will give you the opportunity to ask any amount of questions from our team of time served professionals, Instructors/Assessors, all of whom have years of combined experience from different sectors of the Industry, including Commercial Forestry, Private Sector Arborculture, Municipal Arboriculture, Utility Arboriculture, Tree Consultancy and much more.
  • We offer you an amazing 10% discount on all Proclimber products for the six week period, and we will source chainsaws & tools for you at a reduced price.
  • You will be given a contact number after completing this course; if you have a burning Forestry/Arboricultural related question or you need some technical advice, we will do our best to help you. We offer you support even after the course has finished.
  • If your still not convinced take a look at what other fast track Tree Surgery courses are on offer and compare it to ours!
  • Our accommodation is next to a railway station, so although we are out in the Country anyone not able to drive can get off a train right next door! Our Italian chef will cook your meals so you get the fuel to feed your fire!
  • Tree Rigging & Dismantling unit 002109 is the only unit we miss out during this course, this is simply because it would not be possible for most to take this on board after only a few weeks of climbing, you will need to get loads of hours in the harness before tackling the tree rigging/dismantling course. However we will give you £100 off the course price to any Fast track student coming back to complete their 002109 with us! We would ask for you to wait 6-12 months before attempting this, by which time you will have the experience working in harness to successfully complete this course.  
  • We also offer other courses like Utility Arboriculture, Off-road driving, winching & trailer work & ATV driving.
Fuelling up!

Fuelling up!

  • What will this course give you as an individual?

  • Most of the Training and Assessments in one go, to become qualified without wasting months or even years for the next training course or assessment to happen, as this is normally the decision of your employer
  • The ability to advance rapidly by giving you the knowledge & hands-on experience, and the resulting confidence to progress in this Industry as a qualified Arborist.
  • To approach any employer as a qualified and  valued, sought-after Arborist (Tree Surgeon), which in this economic climate would put you in a most favorable position to gain employment, as you have shown comitment & invested in yourself to gain a career in Arboriculture. Or maybe to serve you well if you decide to go into business for yourself later. It goes without saying that the Proclimber Fast Track Tree Surgery Course does not give you years of experience, but what it does offer is a great introduction to Arboriculture, over 200hrs of contact with industry professionals and the training & qualifications you achieve; a fantastic start to this fascinating industry,  now this is a recipe for success.
  • An investment in yourself (improving your self-worth) and an increase in your knowledge (adding value as a professional) through the use of continuous personal development that Proclimber Training strongly advocates, just as the ISA certified Arborist  program uses CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) to continue education, & encourage individuals to never stop topping up their knowledge even after they have become a Certified Arborist.
  • All this will open doors for you, not just in the UK & Europe, but Worldwide.
  •  Please remember we have limited places available on each Proclimber Arborist training course, so book your place as soon as possible.

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Tree surgery course by clicking the link to trainee feedback located under the Fast Track

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2017 Fast Track Tree Surgery Course dates

Fast Track Tree Surgery Course 1: January 9th – February 17th 2017

(Fully Booked)

Fast Track Tree surgery Course 2: April 10th – May 19th 2017

(Fully Booked)

Fast Track Tree surgery Course 3: July 10th – August 18th 2017

(Fully Booked)

Fast track tree Surgery Course 4: October 9th-November 17th 2017

(Fully Booked)

2018 Fast Track Tree Surgery Course Dates

Fast Track Tree Surgery Course 1: January 15th – February 23rd 2018

(Only one place left)

Fast Track Tree Surgery Course 2: April 16th – May 25th 2018

(Only three places left)

Fast Track Tree Surgery Course 3:  July 16th – August 24th 2018

(Five places still available)

Fast Track Tree Surgery Course 4: October 15th – November 23rd 2018

(Six places still available)


All this is available at an inclusive price of just £6,995.00

This price includes full accommodation, TV, Wifi & all meals weekdays for the entire six weeks!

A deposit of £1,000.00 will secure you a place on this fantastic Course

Arborist/Tree Surgery training course

If full payment is made on booking you will receive a free Petzl climbing helmet!

For more information or to book this course, please contact us.

26 thoughts on “Proclimber Fast Track Training, the world leader in this type of Arborist Training

  1. Hi there,

    Are you ELCAS accredited for military resettlement?



  2. hi I’m really interested in doing this course asap is there a list incase someone pulls out this years courses that we can put our names in to be first to take the place thanks

  3. There was a place came up in June Ross, I have been advertising it but it was booked yesterday!

  4. HI There
    Any palces left on the Jan 2016 6 week Fastrack?!!

  5. Two places left Dan,
    however one of these is almost booked, I am just waiting for the deposit to be paid.

  6. Sorry no, there is too much red tape with this.
    We run all our courses to our very high specification not anyone else’s, this is why we have trainees from all over the world coming to us for their training.
    The proof is in the bookings & we are booked up a year ahead for the Fast Track course.
    We do have an awful lot of ex servicemen on the F/T course, & they very often do get some help with it.

  7. Is there a form of payment plan or is the full payment due when you start the course?

  8. Hi, I was wondering when the next available dates are for the full course and any additional information would be great thanks.

    Kind Regards, Gary Anderson

  9. There are still places left on our June 2016 Fast Track course at the moment Gary.
    Call me to discuss booking or for any questions you may have.
    Many thanks,
    01558 685862

  10. Hi if after completing a 6 week fastrack course would I be full employable and full qualified to work for myself even? Thank you in advance

  11. You would have the qualifications Stephen, but not much experience, this comes with time, finding work would be easy, any employer would be willing to give you a go with all the certifications & knowledge you will have, & of course our excellent training is now highly regarded worldwide. However to start your own business straight away would only work if you had someone working with you with experience under their belt, it would give your business more credibility too.

  12. Hi, this looks like a great way to start a career in tree surgery and I’m very interested in doing it. However this won’t be anytime soon due to the amount i’ll have to pay. What time in the year do you usually run the course? I’d be looking to do this in 2018!

  13. Hello, I am very interested in your course but I would like some under lining knowledge before I can make the decision. Im very close to Merrist Wood and have studied there in the past but feel the emmersive nature of what you guys have to offer would be worth the financial commitment. It looks like a blast. Could you please advise on some reading that could give me some grounding knowledge in respect to subject to hep me make my mind up. That it is what I really wish to do. Many Thanks

  14. Do you have am waiting list for your July 2016 course? If so can you add my husband to the list?

    Many thanks

  15. What equipment or clothing would you need to start/do course. Do you take on 16yr olds. Have you had youngsters fail any part of the course before. . Son is doing L 1 at mo but its too far to travel so looking for a course to carry on with. Would this be something you can do

  16. Hi Dianne,
    Sorry to reply so late, I have been away in New Zealand!
    We supply all the equipment, saws, fuel, climbing equipment etc, except PPE items i.e chainsaw protective trousers, boots, helmet gloves, & a few small items like first aid, knife, whistle. We can get these for you & we give 10% discount on anything purchased from ourselves.
    We have many young people on this course, however they do need to realise this is a very intensive six weeks, so fitness & determination to succeed is key to getting through all the Assessments.
    If you have more questions, please email or call as these messages often get spammed!

    Many thanks,

    Caroline Lewis
    Proclimber® Quality Equipment, Tree Surgery & Training
    The UK Distributor for Portable Winch products
    The Manse
    SA32 7BJ
    Tel: +44(0) 1558 685862

  17. You can pay in installments, as long as the balance is paid 30 days prior to the course start date.

  18. Hi Zoe, Just had a cancellation for April, is this any good, a bit short notice!
    call me if you are interested, otherwise I have one place now in October?

    Caroline Lewis
    Proclimber® Quality Equipment, Tree Surgery & Training
    The UK Distributor for Portable Winch products
    The Manse
    SA32 7BJ
    Tel: +44(0) 1558 685862

  19. Hi Richard,
    Check out our proclimber training facebook page for lots more info, or call me for more details regarding this course.

    Caroline Lewis
    Proclimber® Quality Equipment, Tree Surgery & Training
    The UK Distributor for Portable Winch products
    The Manse
    SA32 7BJ
    Tel: +44(0) 1558 685862

  20. No age limit Kev,
    However fitness is really important on this course, whether you are 16 or 50, we have had all ages & some 50 yer olds are fitter than the 16 year olds!!!

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