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Resettlement courses for

Service Leavers and Ex Forces

 Why Choose Arb For Training?


If you are changing your career and are looking for a career working outdoors, Arb For Training can offer you a wealth of new skills, qualifications and information to help you be successful in your new chosen career. There is currently an industry-wide skills shortage for the land based sectors. We can offer you a suite of skills courses and professional training which we can tailor to meet your needs including intensive training programmes consisting of various skills training including; Chainsaw, Tree Felling and Climbing units, Woodchipper, Pesticide, Utility Arb, First Aid training and also Instructor qualifications. We can also provide support and offer national industry contacts to save you time and effort researching your own network. So if you are a new starter to the land-based Industries and require a intensive training programme to enable you to enter your chosen industry as a professional then please contact us for further information.


With coming from a Service background ourselves we understand the obstacles many Service Leavers experience in their transition into Civvy Street. With our own wealth of experience of delivering training courses and assessments in various Colleges and in Industry we aim to provide you with an excellent training course experience. We have high standards and we only use the best Trainers and Assessors to work with us who have experience in both teaching and in industry and who have been carefully chosen for their quality in delivering training and assessments in their specific field - including Utility Arboriculture. Our mission is to give you the opportunity to develop you skills to increase your opportunities for employment and boost your confidence to become a greatly needed industry professional and progress into an enjoyable and fulfilling career in the land based Sectors.


For Service Leavers and Ex Service personnel who are considering a new career or a change in career, or starting your own new enterprise we understand you, because we've been there, we have read the book, seen the film, and were successfully doing it! We can help and support you through your transition to be all that you can be!


So c'mon do it, I challenge you!


Good luck



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Help for Heroes is one of our chosen Charities

With coming from Service backgrounds ourselves, we have chosen Help for Heroes to be one of our chosen charities,

 where we hope to help raise awareness for the Charity and also help provide information, support and training

for Service Leavers and Veterans.

























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Arb For Training also provide Land Based Industry Introductory courses for the

wounded, injured and sick attending the Help for Heroes recovery programmes.

Here we offer site visits, taster sessions, advice and guidence for the

Service Leavers who are exploring the option of working in the

various land based industries.

Arb For Training provides Land-Based Skills courses and activities for the ‘Blokes’ from Help for Heroes thus providing the Residents and Veterans with career information in the land-based sectors. Arb For Training have also written Woodworking courses for Help for Heroes Vererans Workshop and had them accredited by Lantra Awards, therefore also providing the guys with Woodworking qualifications too. We also provide Mentoring support for Service Leavers and Veterans on the 'Pathfinder' program to help them with their transition into civilian life. 


Some course feedback from our Land-Based Skills courses:


"The subject matter expert. Overall a really good course"


"Overall Brilliant"


"Really liked being outside as I have always loved working outside"


"Liked the tree felling, tree climbing and chainsaw maintenance demonstrations and practicals"


"Gave a good insight into land based industries. Let me have a look at what things were and what I liked and what I didn't like"


"Good location, knowledgeable Instructors, good insight into trades I hadn't previously thought about"


"I had a good insight into the land based industries which has allowed me to think of different things to do in the future"


"I liked all of the course 10 out of 10"


"I really liked the tree climbing practical"


"Excellent resettlement course and training grounds"


"There is more than the eyes can see. It's a very eye opening course"


"I liked the practical parts of the course. It has been an eye opener to what I want to do. Has been awesome Thank you"

"The Environment Agency sparked an interest for employment". "Good outdoor experience"

"A good insight in to the Land Based Industries".

"Very good training atmosphere"

"The course really broadened my knowledge and understanding of land based industries, things I am now looking at".

"I liked the variety of subjects".

"Great indepth knowledge and understanding".

"Very informative, hands on and also relaxed but good work ethic". 

"I liked the training method and knowledge of Gareth and other Instructor/Trainers". "Being able to meet and discuss with people in the industries including the Environment Agency".

Please have a look at our other Client Testimonials and Course Feedback here

Funding for attending training courses

If your a Service Leaver or Vetran and are looking to use your ELCAS Learning Credits to fund your courses please contact us for further information. If you would like more information about other possible funding to attend training, please contact Ssafa who are very helpful and who will be able to direct you to the right person/organisation to contact. 
Forces Charities:
Ssafa The Armed Forces Charity: Tel: 0800 731 4880   Website: you
The British Legion Tel: 0808 802 8080 (from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week (calls are free from UK landlines and main mobile networks)), or From overseas: +44 (0)20 3376 8080 (full rate) Website:   or
Walking With The Wounded Tel:  01263 863900  Website:   Email:

Career Transition Partnership (CTP) Vocational Training Enquiries Tel: 02894 456 200 / Mil: 9491 56200  Mil: 9491 31638  

Website:   Email: 

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Tel: 0207 901 8900  Website:
Help for Heroes Tel: 01980 844 280 website:
Single Persons Accommodation Centre for the Ex Services & Veterans Supported Housing 

01748 833797

01748 872940

01748 830191

Catterick Military

94731 2940

If you have a query about which sector of the Land Based industries would be suitable for the work you are looking to do, then please use the email box below and send us an email or give us a call on: 01564 742785

Good luck
Arb For Training

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Arb For Training Ltd

North Yorkshire

T: 01789 842378

M 07539 811306

City & Guilds NPTC Chainsaw courses

UK Learning Provider

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