Qualifications, Certification & Memberships

Tommy Plummer Bsc. (Hons), Dip,Arb (RFS), N.D.Arb, M.Arbor.A,

isa logoQualifications: BSc. Hons (Biochem), DIp.Arb (RFS), N.D. Arb

Certifications: ISA Certified Arborist [#UI1144-A]
LANTRA: Professional Tree Inspection

NPTC certification


Arboricultural Association (AA) -
Professional Member (M.Arbor.A),
Royal Forestry Society (RFS),
Federation For Small Businesses (FSB)

Qualifications achieved:
  • BSc. Hons (Biochem)
    • Bachelor of Science, Honours Degree in Biochemistry. Class 2 Level 1 (2:1). University of Edinburgh 1999-2003. [National Qualification Framework (NQF) Level 6]
    • A biological science course specialising in a pure biochemistry elective. Relevant learning includes biomechanics, environmental and community biology (including land-use management, ecosystems, conservation management, biological controls of pests/pathogens), plants/fungi and symbiosis
  • Dip. Arb (RFS)
    • Royal Forestry Society/ABC Professional Diploma in Arboriculture. (Passed  Sept. 2011). Tutored by TreeLife, Syston 2009-2010. [NQF level 6]
    • A professional qualification covering all aspects of consulting on tree management. Including British standards (BS3998, BS5837, BS3936), Direct and Indirect damage by trees to buildings and infrastructure, Soil science and planting/aftercare design, Woodland & Veteran tree management, Health & Safety and workplace law, Ecological/Environmental Law, Pest & Disease, Tree identification
  • N.D.Arb
    • BTEC National Diploma in Arboriculture. Triple Distinction. Sparsholt College 2005-2007. [NQF Level 3]
    • A full time 2 year course covering all aspects of implementing tree management, both practical and theoretical. Including planting and pruning techniques, tree idenfication, pests and disease, hazard identification, soil science, and business management
  •  Iisa logoSA Certified Arborist [#UI1144-A]
    • International Society of Arboriculture Certification program. Passed in 2009.
    • An internationally recognised program, certification provides a vehicle to convey an arborist's competence and commitment to professionalism to the consumer

  • NPTC certification
    • NPTCAccredited by the National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) the certificates of competence test the ability of the operator to undertake tasks to a required level of knowledge and safety. These include:
    • Cross-cut & Chainsaw Maintenance
    • Small Fell Technique
    • Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue
    • Chainsaw Use from a Rope & Harness
    • Brushwood Chipper Operations
    • Mobile Elevated Work Platform Operation
  • Arboricultural Association (AA) - Professional Member (M.Arbor.A)
    • The AA disseminates information and raises awareness of professional standards of arboriculture
  • Royal Forestry Society (RFS)
    • The RFS is an educational charity dedicated to promoting the wise management of trees and woods
  • Federation For Small Businesses (FSB)
    • Promotes and protects the interests of the self-employed and small businesses