Professional Tree Inspection Course

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Tree Life PTI Course Cost: £480 + Vat (£576.00 including Vat) Includes the test & workbooks from Lantra

Location: Burrough Court | Burrough-on-the-Hill | Melton Mowbray | Leicestershire | LE14 2QS

Total number of learners accepted for each course: 12

Note on Retakes: If you wish to take just the exam as a re-take then please contact the office

Note on the PTI Refresher: If you wish to take the PTI Refresher course then please see the short courses page or contact the office

To purchase the course: by card or application form - see the short courses page

Format of the course:

The three-day course aims to provide specific tree inspection programme at an advanced level for competent arboriculturists to enable them to reach a level of competence that can be recognised as having received adequate training.

Candidates are required to inspect trees and specify the necessary remedial works and record the inspection process. This would then form part of a defensible system. The course is not aimed at covering report writing however, presentation of findings will be examined and advice given.

Pre-requisites for the course:

As a pre-requisite of attending the course it is fully expected that you will have a detailed knowledge of tree biology, the tree as an undamaged self-optimised structure, biological and mechanical weaknesses, pathology, legislation, remedial options and their likely implications and the British Standard 3998 Recommendations for Treework. Also any other specific arboricultural knowledge such as may affect detection and measurement of tree defects and recommendation of control measures that reduce the risk posed to an acceptable level. This course is designed as a competency based course and pre-requisites for the course is a minimum of arboricultural qualification at level three or equivalent, plus five years experience in carrying out tree survey and inspection, is expected. ​

It is also an opportunity for candidates to update their level of knowledge and its application to inspecting trees particularly if that previous knowledge was gained sometime ago.


The objectives of the course will be assessed, by written question paper, fungi identification and practical tree inspection. At the end of the course candidates will undertake a competence based assessment directly related to tree inspection. The pass mark for the test is 70% overall and 70% in each of the two tree inspections.

For more information please contact Keely on 01162 606939


*please note if you require a retake then please speak with Keely

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