© 2018 by Thomas Elliott


Registered in England No. 11252698

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

Tel: 01785 334312

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"As a manager, I found the Environmental Training Centre very easy to deal with and the administration required very minimal. My staff reported that the course was comprehensive, interesting and covered a wide range of topics. In practice in was obvious that they had learned a lot from the instructor and I am now very confident the course provided real value for money"

Dr. K Hart

Birmingham Institute of Forest Research


"ETC Training Centre have been an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish. From initial enquiry the staff were extremely helpful and professional, making the training easy to book. The feedback from our operatives about the training was fantastic, stating it was thorough and engaging which resulted in all operatives passing their assessments first time. We look forward to working with ETC in the near future!"

N&J Tree Services 


"Great training centre with very experienced and approachable staff. Did my CS30/31 with them and will be heading back for more training too.
The indoor tree for rope training is pretty awesome too."

D Price




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. 



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.


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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.





start/finish times

All courses start promptly at 9:00am, at the centre and finish at approx 4:30pm unless otherwise specified.

food and drink

Please bring a packed lunch for all training days. Tea, coffee and water will be provided free of charge. No food will be provided. There is a post office with VERY limited supplies located approximately 1 mile from the centre, however it is advised candidates endeavour to bring lunch with them.



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 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.


Specific clothing required for certain courses such as chainsaws, will require specialist clothing which will be identified in the joining instructions you will receive prior to your course.


As a general rule we advise candidates to bring the following:

  • Waterproof Jacket & trousers

  • Anti snag clothing (i.e hoods and jackets with cords etc)

  • Sturdy outdoor footwear

  • Warm clothing

  • Spare change of clothes (No one likes a soggy drive home)




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.
Environmental Training Centre
Lodge Lane Farm Buildings 
Lodge Lane, Woodseaves
ST20 0NZ
Stafford, United Kingdom
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