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About VMT

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VMT was formed out of the desire to promote and develop skills, in an ever increasingly regulated industry. Client’s demands in terms of obtaining competency, complying with legislation and demonstrating best practice can seem like a minefield.  While these requirements and the growing expectation within the Industry is a positive step towards ensuring the high standards that we need within the profession, it can seem like a minefield. It is our job at VMT to enable customers navigate this maze of seemingly endless requirements and help them “see the wood for the trees!”

To achieve this VMT have adopted real world training solutions, tailored wherever possible to represent our customers working environment and requirements. The accrediting bodies selected are chosen for their real world presence and influence.

The training facilities and resources, combining classroom, outdoor and water-based training represent some of the best available within Northamptonshire and possibly the Midlands. Our Colpmans Farm Training Centre, just outside Thrapston, houses our main classroom and landscape based learning. Access to tree stock is key and our Boughton Estate workshop has access to a plentiful supply along with suitable tracks and trails for ATV and 4×4 training. Working with the Middle Nene Sailing Club and the Nene White Water Centre in Northampton, we have access to water based learning to cover the Defra module 1 and 2 water safety modules as well as access to their land and tree stock.

Our instructors are chosen for their real life experience and ability to engage and develop our learners. They have all worked in their chosen field for an extensive length of time and are assessed regularly by their accrediting bodies for their teaching and assessment.

Whilst newcomers to the industry will need training and support to develop through the profession, we firmly believe that training is not just for novices and encourage our attendees to remain on top of current best practice by attending refreshers. As HSE guidance changes it is both the employers and individuals responsibility to be aware of the guidance/requirements and developments in technology and technique to make us more efficient and safe as well as ensuring that you are adequately insured while you are working.

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New BALI ROLO Supervisor Courses

New BALI ROLO Supervisor Courses

VMT are pleased to offer the new BALI ROLO Supervisor courses. Two courses; one for new Supervisors and the other, a shorter refresher, for existing Supervisors. A blended learning, three day (1 day self taught online and 2 days face...

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Career pathways… aerial arboriculture

Career pathways… aerial arboriculture

Arboriculture is a skilled profession and as such requires planned progression and development opportunities in order to gain the wide range of knowledge to assess and plan for a dismantle that may include the need for climbing, rigging or the...

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Christmas Round Up

Christmas Round Up

As we all finish Christmas preparations we’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas. It’s been a manic year here at VMT and we’re all looking forward to well earned Christmas break. Whilst the office phone won’t be manned,...

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BALI accreditation

BALI accreditation

Did you know that we are British Association of Landscape Industries accredited to deliver the Register of Land-based Operations (ROLO) courses? What is ROLO? ROLO (Register of Land-based Operations) is recognised by Build UK as one of the leading Health,...

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Colpmans Farm Training Centre

Colpmans Farm Training Centre

For those of you that haven’t yet visited, here’s a peek at our Colpmans Farm Training Centre in Islip. We’re located just off the A6116 with easy access to the A14, in a beautiful rural environment. With a calm and...

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Covid-19 – What VMT are doing to keep you safe while training

Covid-19 – What VMT are doing to keep you safe while training

COVID-19 has changed the way businesses are run in every industry. To keep our training attendees safe, we have followed government-led and HSE approved Risk Assessments to create our own extensive COVID operating procedure manual. This manual goes into every...

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VMT has achieved full LANTRA approval

VMT has achieved full LANTRA approval

VMT is now a fully approved LANTRA training centre guaranteeing an industry-recognised qualification when you are successful in training with us. VMT is already working with LANTRA to create newly approved courses built by a qualified experienced arborist to improve..

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