News


Happy New Year! 

Land Skills remains open and delivering essential safety-based training during the lockdown period that started on 4th January 2021.

If you have made a reservation or a booking about courses within the proposed lockdown period, we will be contacting you to update you about the course(s) you/your team are due to attend.


Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! 

Opening Times over the Christmas Period – Please note that the Land Skills Training & Assessment Centre and office will be closed between 5pm on Tuesday 22nd December 2020 and 8.30am on Monday 4th January 2021.

***COVID-19*** – As of 22nd December 2020, all of our courses are still due to take place in the new year, in line with the Government guidance which allows training to be delivered for work purposes.

We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year and look forward to working with you in 2021.

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***Land Skills is open***

We are pleased to let you know that as Land Skills Training & Assessments Ltd fall within the provision of education category, we are not required to close throughout the national lockdown taking place Thursday 5th November – Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

The exemptions include travel for work and education where this cannot be done remotely. It is also permitted within the latest government guidance to stay away from home, for example, in a hotel overnight in order to attend training. Furthermore, training is permitted whilst on furlough.

Therefore, we are pleased to say that we will remain open to provide your essential training services and look forward to seeing you soon.

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***UPDATE – 3 JUNE 2020***

Land Skills Training & Assessments Ltd is now re-open following closure due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Dear Client,

We are happy to let you know that after 10 weeks of closure due to the Covid -19 outbreak, Land Skills Training and Assessments Ltd has re-opened today.

We would like to reassure everybody that the safety of our staff and learners remain our top priority, therefore in line with government guidance/advice, we have completed a detailed Covid – 19 Risk Assessment and put appropriate control measures in place.

Our initial focus is to arrange new dates for previously cancelled courses and respond to the email enquiries that have arrived during our closure. If you have any specific training requirements please let us know in order that we can prioritise the training that you need most.

We would like to thank you for your loyalty and patience through this difficult time and look forward to welcoming you back to Land Skills.

The Land Skills Team

NB We will be starting to run courses from July 2020 onwards. June courses are still postponed. Please look out for new dates on the course pages of our website and the Course List page.


COVID-19 Closure

Land Skills Training & Assessments Ltd closed from Tuesday 24th March 2020 – 2nd June 2020 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


December 2019 – Two Rope Working at Height

Following recent meetings between our industry representatives and the HSE you may have heard of the need for changes to tree climbing operations in order to ensure compliance with the 2005 Work at Height Regulations. Primarily this involves the use of two separately anchored climbing lines for access and support. These changes need to be implemented with immediate effect. Lantra have issued this as mandatory guidance for all aerial courses and City and Guilds NPTC have stated that their assessors will expect candidates to do so during assessments.

Land Skills Training and Assessments Ltd are committed to improving safety within our industry and as such we will be offering update training to tree climbers already holding Climbing and Rescue certification. Keep an eye on our website and social media for new course dates in the New Year. 


November 2019 – Well done Ian!

Ian who regularly teaches our pesticides courses has recently been awarded the Amenity Forum – Landscape and Industrial Sprayer of the Year award. Well done Ian! What a great achievement!


21st October 2019 – Working Together To Keep Standards High

We are pleased to be hosting a City & Guilds (Aerial) Assessor Update event at our Training & Assessment Centre today. Two City & Guilds Lead Verifiers are here leading a group of assessors to make sure their knowledge and techniques are up to date: this helps to ensure candidates taking aerial tree qualifications are being assessed to the high standards the industry needs to keep people safe and working well. To take a look at the Aerial Treework courses we offer click here.