OVERVIEW

PROVIDERS OF LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY TRAINING COURSES
A FOCUS ON PRACTICAL & THEORY BASED EDUCATION
COURSES IN ARBORICULTURE
FORESTRY & LANDSCAPING
EXTENSIVE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE

ABOUT US

The Environmental Training Centre Ltd,  based in Stafford, Staffordshire was set up to provide the best practical and theory based training for environmental industries such as Arboriculture, Forestry and Landscaping.

Situated in a rural estate in a custom-built training facility in the West Midlands, with excellent access from M6 J14 its central location is ideally suited to serve  Shropshire, West Midlands, Mid & North Wales and the North West.

With decades of experience in tree surgery contracting, consultancy and training in the UK and overseas. The staff at ETC strive to provide the most up to date information and skills, giving candidates the skills and knowledge they need to successfully progress and excel in their chosen career providing employers with a well skilled workforce.

The ETC are actively involved in industry and seek to constantly improve standards and best practice by attending seminars, conferences and workshops to further our knowledge and skills. By expanding our knowledge and skill sets we feel we can better prepare candidates for success.

Quite simply we aim to be the best training providers, with the finest facilities giving you all the tools you need to succeed whether this is your first step into a new career in Tree surgery or just topping up your knowledge.

 

OUR TEAM

All of our courses are delivered by experienced industry experts, with vast amounts of knowledge within their industry and the fields they teach. The team are deeply involved in the industry and are committed to the continuous improvement and development of ETC by attending seminars, conferences and workshops. We feel that by expanding our knowledge and skill sets we can better prepare candidates for success. 

Rob Keyzor BSc Hons MArborA

Company Director

Rob has over 30 years in experience in Arboriculture, Forestry and Landscaping. For the past 25 years, Rob has run a successful Arb Approved contracting and consultancy business based in Staffordshire.

Rob has a wealth of theoretical and working knowledge with a keen interest in mycology, and the history of the British countryside and how it has evolved.

Specialising in CPD courses such as tree and fungi identification, Clients can draw on Robs wealth of experience and time spent with trees.

David “Dak” Wiles FdSc Cert Arb TechArborA

Operations Manager

Dak is an internationally recognised climber, arborist and founder of Explore Trees. 

Having spent the past decade chasing dreams, climbing some of the world’s greatest trees in places like Guinea Bissua, whilst sharing knowledge with some of the best climbers, Dak loves nothing more than getting new people up into trees.( and climbing gadgets).

While teaching aerial courses such as Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue, Dak aims to promote best practice, with modern “real world” equipment and techniques whilst giving students a solid understanding of the basic fundamentals.

Martin Spooner

NPTC Assessor & Instructor

Having instructed mountaineering and climbing during his extensive career in the Armed Forces, Martin left the forces and pursued a life in trees.

With over a decade of experience as an NPTC instructor and Assessor, Martin is a key member of the team with a phenomenal amount of time on ropes…. Boats. Martin loves boats. He’s also taught Dak a thing or two as a member of Explore Trees himself!

 
 

OUR COURSES

Here at the Environmental Training Centre we pride ourselves in delivering a comprehensive range of NPTC, Lantra and short courses in a wide range of disciplines, from chainsaw maintenance and tree climbing to tree & pest identification and pesticide application aimed at those looking to become Tree Surgeons, Foresters and other land based vocations.

Our wide range of courses cater for all levels of ability and experience, from first time chainsaw use to large tree felling and advanced aerial rigging courses.

 

Our courses are delivered by experienced industry experts, with vast amounts of knowledge within their industry and the fields they teach.

ETC provide all NPTC training courses with assessment on the following day or at a time to suit your needs.

 

As well as NPTC & Lantra courses and refreshers we also provide bespoke CPD courses tailored to suit you or your companies needs such as advanced aerial rescue or rigging techniques, helping  to up-skill your workforce and up to date with the latest techniques, equipment and industry standards ultimately increasing safety and productivity.

 

Show More
September 2020
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Use the course calendar to view Course info & Book your place today.

FACILITIES

Located on an attractive country estate with a mix of hard and soft wood plantations, grazing , and arable land we are ideally situated to provide practical hands on training in a realistic environment.

Our custom built, state of the art training centre has been purposely designed to provide the best learning environment possible, with state of the art equipment and facilities, we strive provide a learning environment which supports success.

Facilities include:

  • Purposed built classroom & Conference room, equipped with electronic learning aids.

  • Fully equipped purpose built workshop.

  • Indoor demonstration tree.

  • Toilets.

  • Kitchen facilities.

  • Free WiFi.

  • Car Parking.

VENUE HIRE AVAILABLE

Our facilities are available to hire on an should you require space for any teaching, conference, meeting and other such activities. We can also help provide accommodation and catering services if required. 

 

1/23
 
 

TREE TRIVIA

47

APPROX NUMBER OF TREES FOR EVERY PERSON IN THE UK 

770

SIZE OF GALLOWAY FOREST PARK IN KM2 - THE UK'S LARGEST

25.6

MAX m/second
SPEED OF A STIHL MS 261 
CHAINSAW

18m

GLOBAL ACRES LOST GLOBALLY TO DEFORESTATION EACH YEAR 

CANDIDATE INFORMATION

General Info

Our most up to date course information including dates and costs can be found on the course calendar above, on the courses page.

We have compiled some of our FAQ's below, if you can't find the answer you are looking for, please don't hesitate to ask. We are here to help.

directions

FROM THE M6 J14:

Leave the M6 at junction 14 and head north-west on Eccleshall Rd (A5013) signposted Eccleshall. Turn left at Great Bridgeford onto the B5405 signposted Woodseaves/Newport.

After approx 6 miles turn left onto Lodge lane, Continue on Lodge Lane for ¼ of a mile and where the centre will be on your left with a black electric gate.

 

FROM NEWPORT, SHROPSHIRE:

From the A41 Newport, head east on the A519 towards Eccleshall and Woodseaves. After approx 5 miles as you enter Woodseaves, turn right onto Lodge lane, after approx ½ mile, the centre will be on your right with black electric gate.

 

 
 

GET IN TOUCH

Use the form below or get in touch via email or social media to speak to us about forestry, aboriculture and our courses.
 
We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Facebook - Black Circle
  • Twitter - Black Circle
  • Instagram - Black Circle
  • LinkedIn
Directions
Environmental Training Centre
Lodge Lane Farm Buildings 
Lodge Lane, Woodseaves
ST20 0NZ
Stafford, United Kingdom
 

© 2020 by Thomas Elliott

THE ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING CENTRE LTD

Registered in England No. 11252698

Registered Office: Lodge Lane Farm Buildings Lodge Lane Woodseaves, ST20 0NZ, Stafford, United Kingdom

Tel: 01785 334312

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
  • LinkedIn

Contact us on social media