Industry support for new training and qualifications

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Lantra ApprovedProfessional forestry and arboriculture training and qualifications are now available from one place, providing greater choice and flexibility for learners. Where people once had to deal with two organisations to obtain training and assessment, they can now obtain everything they need from Lantra.

To ensure the qualifications meet the needs of operators, Lantra has been working with key industry partners, including UPM Tilhill. The new training and qualifications reflect the latest standards and technical modifications, so that learners acquire the skills and knowledge needed to operate safely.

The new Lantra Awards provision is delivered exclusively through a network of approved providers, instructors and assessors. Learners can be confident they are being trained and assessed by people who are highly qualified and experienced within the industry. Lantra is also providing high quality training materials to support learning.

Supported by industry

UPM Tilhill is set to deliver the new Lantra Awards forestry and arboriculture training and qualifications as part of Lantra's internal review of the developed standards.

Martin Lennon, Skills Training Manager, UPM Tilhill, said: "As the UK's leading forestry and harvesting company, and one of the founder members of the Forest Industry Safety Accord (FISA), we are committed to embracing innovation and raising operational efficiency and safety standards across the industry."

"We are delighted to be the first major forestry employer trialing these products to see how the new training and qualifications fit together in practice. I'm providing constructive feedback on the content and structure to ensure our operators are assessed appropriately, both for the individual and wider industry need for competent workers."

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