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Can someone with forestry and arboriculture experience but no forestry and arboriculture qualification complete a qualification without completing any training?
A learner can register for and undertake a qualification without prior training. However, it is recommended centres carry out some form of ‘training needs analysis’ as part of a learners induction ahead of registering them for a qualification. It is a centre’s responsibility to ensure a learner has been given sufficient information ahead of registering for a qualification.
Can I develop my own training materials and just book the assessment?
Yes you may develop your own learning materials, but these must give the learner every opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge from your materials for the assessment. The assessment may be booked separately.
What is happening with the Integrated Training and Assessment (ITA) courses?
ITA provisions are also being revised and updated to align to the new NOS and will be available in September. For occasional users the ITA will continue to be the ideal solution.
• Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting
• Chainsaw Basic felling Techniques (up to 200mm)
• Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-Cutting and basic felling (up to 200mm).
Additionally, a number of qualifications for professional users will be available through an ITA route, such as an Award in using a Powered Pole Pruner and Award in Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Equipment.
If I book a QCF qualification is the appointment and payment of the Lantra Assessor left to me to arrange and agree? And will I have to demonstrate a cycling of assessors?
Yes it is up to you to arrange and pay the assessor. You will not need to demonstrate cycling of assessors.
Can training providers without a chainsaw site become a Lantra Awards Centre?
Centres must ensure that site specification criteria is met during training and assessment (this can be found in the site specific risk assessment which will be available shortly). Centres do not have to be located on a specific site to offer training/assessment.
What are National Occupational Standards (NOS)?
NOS describe what workers need to do, know and understand to carry out their job role in a consistent and competent way. NOS are important because they provide the foundation to build qualifications that reflect best practice.
How much will it cost to make my own Customised Provision?
This depends on the type of course submitted and as each course is unique, it is best to refer to the ‘fees’ page within the submission document to confirm costs.
What happens if I want to amend my Customised Provision course after it’s been approved?
Simply there is an amendment form which you fill out and return to us here at Lantra Awards, this is then tracked and a decision made as to whether or not your amendment is approved.
How do I become approved for Customised Provision?
In order to be registered to deliver customised provision – providers must complete the form “Submission for Lantra Awards Accreditation – Customised Provision” and an associated Instructor Application – this is whether the instructor is new or existing.
How is Customised Provision quality assured?
Customised Provision quality assurance surrounds the centre, their course(s) and whether the instructors already fall within Lantra Awards monitoring system. The banding of quality assurance is confirmed with the centre at the point of approval, but may change if significant amendments are made to any of these variable criteria. This banding will fall into either a 1 year, 2 year or 3 year chargeable External Verifier visit cycle. Please see specific guidance notes for CP Quality Assurance for more information.