Date: Class 1: 13-16 Oct 2020
Class 2: 19-22 Oct 2020
Recognized by both the UK and Hong Kong, this advanced level course provides training for competent arborists in tree risk assessment and inspection. It is taught by one of the external verifiers of this course in the UK. Candidates are required to inspect trees and will be trained in specifying the necessary remedial works and recording the inspection findings. The course is not aimed at covering report writing; however, presentation of findings will be examined and advice given.
The maximum number of candidates for each course is 15.
Lecturer: Guy Watson
Duration: 3 hours
1. A written test of 20 short-answer questions covering aspects of tree inspection and tree inspector responsibilities. 40%
of the overall mark.
2. Fungi identification test. 20% of the overall mark.
3. Two tree inspections. 40% of the overall mark.
Candidates are required to gain 70% overall as a pass mark and must score 70% for each of the two trees inspected and not miss an obvious defect.
Certificates of competence will be issued to those candidates who successfully complete the course and examination.
Those not reaching the standard will receive a report indicating their strengths and weaknesses with suggestions helping them reach the standard in the future.
This is a popular and highly intensive course. This course is recognized as one of the training courses of “Inspection Officer” for Form 2 assessment by TMO.
It is a level 3/5 course in the UK. The trainees should be experienced and qualified arborists. They should also have in-depth knowledge of plant and arboricultural science. The vast majority of the content is applicable to the arboricultural field worldwide. The legal aspects and fungi section will be adapted to remain applicable to Hong Kong.
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