PROVIDERS OF LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRY TRAINING COURSES
A FOCUS ON PRACTICAL & THEORY BASED EDUCATION
COURSES IN ARBORICULTURE
FORESTRY & LANDSCAPING
EXTENSIVE INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE & KNOWLEDGE
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.
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 (Arb)
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 TechArborA
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.
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!
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.
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.
Purposed built classroom & Conference room, equipped with electronic learning aids.
Fully equipped purpose built workshop.
Indoor demonstration tree.
VENUE HIRE AVAILABLE
Our facilities are available to hire on an should you require space for any teaching, conferences, meetings and other such activities. We can also help provide accommodation and catering services if required.
APPROX NUMBER OF TREES FOR EVERY PERSON IN THE UK
SIZE OF GALLOWAY FOREST PARK IN KM2 - THE UK'S LARGEST
SPEED OF A STIHL MS 261
GLOBAL ACRES LOST GLOBALLY TO DEFORESTATION EACH YEAR
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.
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.