To work in forestry and arboriculture is very attractive to a great many people, both men and women, but to find work using your chainsaw there is a necessity to have the correct Certificates of Competence in place. These open the doors to employment. Employers looking for new members of the team will find somebody already trained and certificated a more attractive option financially. If you are looking for work then the City & Guilds NPTC or Lantra Awards License to Practice Certification increases employment prospects.
Employers need to keep abreast of changes in their industry especially in view of the recent major changes to the Forestry and Arboriculture Qualifications which are equally offered now by City & Guilds NPTC and Lantra Awards.The changes will take their time to filter through but it is now possible to get trained and Certificated by either of these Awarding Bodies to enable you to comply with the industry requirements. As long as there is a period of training followed by Independent Assessment, that will lead to the required standard of certification.