Rope & Harness & NPTC 0020-13 Tree Climbing & Rescue (CS38) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Rope & Harness & NPTC 0020-13 Tree Climbing & Rescue (CS38) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Subject Area: Arboriculture (Forestry and Tree Care) Suffolk Rural (Otley) Professional Development


Course Information

  • Start Date: Mar, 2020
  • Attendance: Specialist Training
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Course Code:
  • Entry Requirements

    You must be fit to undertake this training and ideally be 18 years of age.

    Course Overview

    This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley, and multiple course dates are offered.

    This course covers the accessing of trees through climbing to carry out rescues in a variety of contexts.

    The aerial rescues includes recovery of both conscious and unconscious casualties. When carrying out aerial rescue you must maintain high standards of health and safety at all times for both yourself and the people you will come into contact with.

    You will need to bring: All PPE and equipment necessary to the course. PPE & Equipment list will be sent by email after booking or on request.

    To apply, click 'Apply' where you will be taken to the Eventbrite page.


    This course leads to City & Guilds Level 2 Award 0020-13 via competency assessment. The competency will be assessed by the NTPC after you have completed the training course, not on the day of the course. Your assessment will be booked through the NPTC to be carried out at a convenient time and location. You will be assessed by using a combination of practical assessment and theory-based questioning.

    Please submit a clear, passport-style photo to in advance of your course for your ID card registration. Failure to do this will incur a charge if additional certificates or ID cards need to be issued.

    If you have any queries about the assessment or to discuss whether access arrangements would be required, please contact the NPTC on 01603 731250. Successful candidates will be awarded their certificate directly from the NPTC.

    NPTC - Disabilities and Access Arrangements

    Please inform us immediately, if you have not already done so, of any disabilities that may disadvantage you in successful completion of your assessment; for example if you have dyslexia or English is not your first language, or any mild disability which may require you to have some assistance. Under guidance from C&G we are able to make access arrangements for some learners to demonstrate their competence under assessment, without changing the demands of that assessment. Examples of access arrangements include: readers, scribes, extra time, or modified assessment material. However, as Certificates of Competence are vocational qualifications, candidates must achieve all the required units to gain a full qualification, and the awarding body will not make adjustments to the required competence standards.

    As an example, product labels detail essential information, and it is of paramount importance that a candidate is able to read and interpret this information to comply with legislative and operational requirements. If the candidate is unable to read and/or interpret a product label without assistance then they will not be deemed competent to practice, as if such a person were working without supervision in the workplace, there is the potential for serious incident to occur.

    If you would like to discuss this further or make access arrangements for your assessment, then please contact NPTC directly on 01603 731250.

    Course Highlights

    Course content includes :

    • Identifying potential hazards and risks
    • Understanding requirements of risk assessment
    • Climbing equipment
    • Identifying and inspecting equipment to LOLER Regulations
    • Carrying out a plan of operation
    • Gaining access into a tree using various techniques
    • Ascending and descending a tree using rope and harness, move around crown
    • Emergency procedures
    • Rescuing a casualty with damaged or undamaged rope and three person team technique
    • Identifying key procedural points when dealing with a casualty
    • Retrieving, checking and storing rope and equipment

    Next Steps

    Available start dates (as of the date of posting) for this course are as follows - please see the Eventbrite page for live course availability:

    • Monday 2nd March | 08:30 - 16:30
    • Monday 20th July | 08:30 - 16:30
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    Tuition Costs