Marley, St. Mullins, Graigenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny
Tel: 089 417 3544

Training with Professionals)---

We insist on doing things right and providing you with an honest and transparent service. Our instructors at TCI have undergone rigorous technical evaluation to become members of the Lantra Professional Register and NPTC Assessors. Annual updates and audits ensure our candidates are receiving the most comprehensive and quality assured training courses on the market.

Our training services are used throughout the Landuse industries, Local Authorities, ESB networks and service sectors. Our training and accrediatation (NPTC) is Coillte approved for working in State and privately owned forests.

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Training for Industrial Certification - NPTC Awards

"Why choose Tree Care Ireland?"


The highest Training standards - Many of our training courses are designed to prepare our candidates for an industrial assessment with NPTC City and Guilds and European Chainsaw Certificates. If you want to use a machine at work you MUST demonstrate that you are competent to do so and by successfully completing an NPTC Award* you are demonstrating just that. Assessments are always carried out by someone independent, which ensures the standard of training remains high and that your instructor is not just 'ticking' boxes.

*example: an NPTC Award for basic chainsaw use demonstrates your ability to maintain, prepare and use a chainsaw to cross-cut small diameter timber.

note: holding a basic chainsaw certicate provided by other awarding companies may not cover legal requirements and paying for a course that doesn't give you the qualification you need can often disappoint. Always insist on an NPTC Award!

Service and Value for money - When you book a course with us we will always quote an inclusive price for training and NPTC assessment. We prefer to do this as the majority of our customers insist on it. Our candidates are always guarenteed the highest level of training as an NPTC assessment is carried out by an independent assessor and we take it personally if you don't get good scores! We are also an NPTC Assessment Centre so 95% of our candidates benefit from faster delivery of NPTC Awards.

Recognised Qualifications - Many state companies such as ESB networks, Teagasc, Coillte and insurance companies like FBD, Trust and Quinn insist on all operators being trained to a recognised standard that we provide.


Training Course List

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Ground Based Chainsaw Courses


  • Felling Small Trees (3 days)
  • Maintenance, Cross-Cutting and Felling Small Trees (5 days)
  • Fell & Process Trees over 380mm (5 days)
  • Dealing with Individual Windblown Trees (1 day)
  • Dealing with multiple Windblown Trees (1 day)
  • Felling Utility Poles (2 days)
  • Mechanised Pole-pruner (1 day)


Aerial Chainsaw and Arboricultural Courses


  • Arboricultural Groundworker
  • Using a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness (2 days)
  • Pruning Operations (2 days)
  • Dismantling Operations (3 days)
  • Chainsaw from Mobile Elevated Work Platform
  • Utility Arboriculture for units 1-5
  • Thorough Inspection of Arboricultural Equipment
  • Aerial Rescue Refresher (1 day)
  • Professional Tree-planting
  • Tree Identification

Machinery Operations


Mower courses are new for 2014 and aimed at industrial users or homeusers that would like to know their machines a little better. More information about these courses is also available from our short blog post - Ride-on Mower training in Ireland


Woodland Craft Courses


These courses are new for 2012 and are packed with an interesting combination of traditional and modern techniques. Our instructors have been working and developing these courses over many years to be able to offer everyone the chance to practice some long forgotten skills.

  • Coppice forest management
  • Small scale Charcoal Production
  • Traditional Bow and Arrow Making

Course Dates........


We try to publish a complete list of courses for each month. Sometimes these dates may change due to demand and we may add other courses if we are asked for something bespoke or if you need some training in a hurry. Please feel free to contact one of our training team, by emailing info@treecareireland or calling 089 417 3544 if you need any help!