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Brampton Valley Training & Assessments Ltd is the leading independent training provider based in the Midlands. We specialise in forestry, arboriculture, tree surgery and other land-based training. As a leading City & Guilds (NPTC) Approved Centre we are able to offer a wide range of industry recognised qualifications. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are on hand to offer our customers professional and up-to-date advice on all industry recognised training requirements.

Our Training Centre is ideally situated on the Northamptonshire/Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire borders where we have a dedicated, fully equipped classroom and workshop facility as well as 200 hectares of stunning woodland to manage and a wealth of fantastic trees to climb.

In addition to the City & Guilds and Lantra Awards qualifications, we are able to offer a wide range of bespoke training which can be tailored to suit our customers’ requirements. We aim to deliver these courses by using only recognised instructors who have years of industry experience and knowledge. Our instructors not only train you to be successful in your assessment, but also pass on their many years of knowledge, experience and skills in their chosen subject whether it is arboriculture, forestry, agriculture and horticulture.


Meet The Team

Dane Wood – Director

I have been practising Arboriculture and Tree Surgery for over 10 years and have built up my experience as an Arborist working within various specialisms within the Arboriculture and Forestry sectors. I am been a qualified Lantra Awards instructor and City & Guilds NPTC assessor. I completed a Foundation Degree in Arboriculture in 2009 and have gained several years of consultancy experience. My hobbies include Kayak fishing, Djing, wood carving,field sports and spending time with my family.

Hayley Garrard – Centre Manager

I joined BVT in March 2015 following a years’ maternity leave. It has been great learning the ropes and meeting new and interesting people along the way. My current role as Centre Manager involves being your first point of contact when ringing the office, organizing training and liasing with clients. My hobbies include spending time with my family and friends, and i am also a bit of a foodie so enjoy going out for dinner as much as possible.

Becky Peace – Arboricultural Contracts Manager

I have been involved with trees and woodlands most of my working life starting in a tree nursery at the age of 15 going into consultancy, lecturing and surveying. I hold qualifications in arboriculture, horticulture and the LANTRA Professional Tree Inspectors Certificate to name but a few.

My role here is to manage the tree team working alongside Dane in prestigious places such as Stowe Gardens for the National Trust. I am a qualified arboricultural surveyor and can produce reports from very basic condition up to BS: 5837:2012 specification reports.

My other passion is music so when I’m not in the woods, teaching or scrutinising trees somewhere I can be found on stage with one of my two bands.


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