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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, workshop and outdoor work environments represent some of the best available within Northamptonshire. Our Islip Training Centre, just outside Thrapston, houses our main classroom and landscape based learning as well as a fully equipped workshop for Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting. 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.
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.
We offer a range of training management services from ad hoc training or full development plans for individuals to larger scale, planned training programs for large companies. To find out how we can help you, just get in touch.
Forestry and Arboriculture Training Fund ReopensREAD MORE
Professional Tree Inspection
As an experienced arboriculturalist our instructor Neil Smith has a longstanding passion for the effective management of trees. Having gained his Professional Tree Inspection qualification some years ago, he has used his extensive knowledge to asses the condition of trees...READ MORE
New Course! Woodland Management for Conservation
VMT are please to be able to work with experienced instructor and lecturer, Thomas Cavanagh, to offer a VMT accredited 1 day introductory course for Woodland Management for conservation. With a background in Countryside Management, Thomas has extensive theoretical and...READ MORE
Emergency First Aid Kits for Climbers
Personal First Aid Kits for climbing arborists are a vital piece of PPE list for any of our aerial courses. The HSE now advises that personal first aid kits should now contain one or more haemostatic dressings and a tourniquet,...READ MORE
Fully Funded Training available…
Have you been looking to either get started or develop your skills within the Forestry Industry but can’t access the training needed? A new Forestry Training Fund is available now to cover training costs for short, practical forestry courses. Funding...READ MORE
Spotlight on… ROLO Manager
Target audience: A Health and Safety course for anyone planning and overseeing the implementation of works and the related worksite within the landscaping, arboriculture, forestry, amenity management and ecology industries. As this course is designed specifically for these industries, consideration...READ MORE
Aerial Rescue Operations Refreshers
Refreshing this key skill is recommended by the HSE every 3-5 years. We are pleased to be able to offer both Lantra Accredited Refreshers and in house simulated rescue situation development and practice. Why provide more regular opportunities? To ensure...READ MORE
Level 4 Award in Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Lifting Equipment
We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer training and qualification for the Level 4 Award in Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Lifting Equipment through our very own in house instructor, Phill Escritt. With three days of...READ MORE