NPTC (City & Guilds) Landbased Services Approved Centre

Merrist Wood College is an National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) (City & Guilds) Landbased Services Approved Centre, offering a range of training courses and assessments for landbased qualifications. Whether you want to take on an apprentice, update staff qualifications or need bespoke training, our team of NPTC industry specialists can help you and your business.

Our range of short courses focus on the specialist skills and knowledge required to achieve your qualification, proving you have the ability to operate safe working practices. Each qualification has been developed to ensure the content supports the requirements of industry standards.

A full range of bespoke training solutions is available for your business needs. Our staff have a wealth of industry experience and can visit you on site and carry out a full skills and training assessment for your business and create a strategic training package.

Courses operate with a maximum of four students. Many employers find it more beneficial to have their staff trained on site using the equipment and machinery that they work with. Courses on offer include:

  • ATV (All Terrain Vehicles)
  • Brushwood chipper training
  • Clearance saws
  • First Aid (including forestry element)
  • Mobile elevated work platform training
  • Powered pole pruner training
  • Chainsaws
  • Tree inspection
  • Tree pruning
  • Tractor driving
  • Health and Safety Training (ROLO)
  • Pesticides

Alongside our suite of bespoke courses for businesses, we also offer a range of short courses for adults who are looking to upskill or retrain; from arboriculture and horticulture, to floristry and more.

Visit our adult education website to browse all courses.

We offer a range of assessments for the following areas:

  • Pesticides
  • Forestry and Arboriculture (Levels 2 and 3)
  • Machinery Land-based
  • Plant Machinery
  • Health and Safety

If you would like to book in for an assessment, please contact us.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about our NPTC offer, please contact us.