Lowe Maintenance, Forestry & Land Based Training

If you are looking for quality training courses leading to City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 or Level 3 qualifications or those for leisure learning / hobby interests then we can help as we trust that our wide range of training courses with industry specialists will meet your needs.

Whether your needing qualifications to enhance your skill set or just want to have a go at something new and learn new skills safely we can help.

We are based in Settle, North Yorkshire in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales where we have a range of sites suitable for your training needs. We are prepared to deliver courses anywhere within the UK as long as relevant course numbers are enrolled and you have a suitable site for the course.

We are committed to providing high quality training at affordable prices we don’t believe in charging extortionate prices there is just no need.

Ash dieback risk assessment, work planning and methodology

Ash dieback is not only a very topically subject that is going to have serious implications on the population of Ash trees across the country, but furthermore one of extreme importance to the safety of people in the vicinity of Ash trees.

As a result, we as operators of chainsaws, forestry equipment and other related equipment need to ensure we are doing all we can to not only keep ourselves safe but even more those around us.

Consequently, landowners who have Ash trees on their land consequently have a responsibility to the safety of others.

For that reason, landowers have to put procedures in place to demonstrate they have inspected and noted signs of decay, damage or poor health and concerns are acted upon promptly.

Due to this, we at Lowe Maintenance are offering a one-day session, an indoor morning presentation and discussion, with the afternoon in ash wooded environment discussing site-specific risks of tree pruning, felling considerations and equipment that is available to you.

What have you got? What do you need?

CS38 Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue

Forestry

Countryside

Agriculture

Landscaping

I have recently passed my PA1 and 2 spraying course with Demelza and the training provided was first class. The work books were perfect in giving you all the relevant information and not having to Google something and get a range of different answers.As a result of how good the training was I booked on to the dry stone walling course which again was brilliant. This time Louise provided the training and I have come away from the course with new skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle the dying art that is dry stone walling.I can't recommend Lowe Maintenance enough, they will always be my first point of contact or recommendation for any future training.
Jason Norwood
Jason Norwood
2020-10-20T19:29:38+0000
Due to covid 19 impact on college qualifications our son Owen Who is 18 was unable to obtain his ad- qualifications. We contacted Lowe Maintenance with a possibility to obtain additional qualifications. We booked Owen on the chainsaw coarse c30-c31 which was well organised & fully covid safe. Demelza & Phil who run the courses I honestly have to say from a parent point of view were amazing in all aspects. Owen enjoyed his experience & Phil made him feel very relaxed & welcome & a great tutor. Owen gained his city & Guilds for the coarse. Would certainly recommend to anyone. Hoping to put Owen on future courses & won’t be looking anywhere else apart from Lowe Maintenance although a 4 hour drive round trip. Thank-you so much Demelza & Phil & the 2 Lads who also done the coarse with Owen. He really did enjoy the whole package. Thanks Again.
Jonathan Watters
Jonathan Watters
2020-09-18T13:42:34+0000
Just completed the Tree Condition/Survey, Inspection & Management course and it was another terrific piece of training from Lowe Maintenance. The workbook was packed lots of useful information and images that will be helpful putting into practice what I have learnt. The practical session focused on looking at trees and assessing their condition and any action that needed to be taken. This was a relaxed learning space that not only built knowledge but confidence as there was room for discussion and thinking out loud. Thank you to Ross for a brilliant session.
Helen Earnshaw
Helen Earnshaw
2020-06-18T08:46:14+0000
Highly recommend this great business. They recently gave me some really interesting advice regarding some trees showing signs of ash dieback. Explained what a great habitat for bats, birds insects etc they are and enabled me to rethink my decision about whether or not they needed felling. I now look at these trees in a different light and enjoy the diverse natural habitat they provide even though it is sad to see them decline. Can’t thank them enough. They also make an amazing fruit picking apron.
Lorraine Rushton
Lorraine Rushton
2020-06-12T15:37:25+0000
I've used several other training providers over the last seven years, but Lowe Maintenance are the best. Excellent training, knowledgeable , friendly and great value for money. We'll be using them for all our company training from now on.
Dale Moose Moore
Dale Moose Moore
2020-06-11T20:39:49+0000
Received my certificates in the post from the chainsaw course (CS30 & CS31) taken with Lowe maintenance last month and realised I hadn't left a review. Great service from start to finish from very knowledgeable people. Demelza made the booking process easy after talking through the different options available. Phil is a very great teacher and entertaining with it too. Will happily explain in different ways if you're struggling with something and made it a very enjoyable week of learning. Already booking my next course with them so that must count for something!!
Darren Hornsey
Darren Hornsey
2020-04-29T20:29:29+0000
Fantastic up to date training delivered in a very easy to understand way. For all your training needs these guys are the best.Ps you're never too old to learn new things. 😊
Philip Lowther
Philip Lowther
2020-04-05T09:54:56+0000
Big thank you to Phill and Demelza for the Ash Dieback course they provided to us and others in Matlock today! Very informative and definitely covered a lot of bases, knowing what we know now I can honestly say it will make a big difference to how we will approach the problem of Ash Dieback.I'm sure we'll be back for more training soon 🙂
Freya Undrell
Freya Undrell
2019-11-25T20:22:14+0000
Absolutely loved today's day of sit astride training! Thanks to Demelza and John, the day was informative and enjoyable. With their professionalism, I was able to achieve far more than I had hoped due to the knowledge that I was in safe hands..... . Their patience was absolute and I couldn't recommend Lowe maintenance highly enough. Thanks
Lauren Fazackerley
Lauren Fazackerley
2019-10-31T17:38:49+0000
Fantastic customer service from start to finish I couldn't recommend lowe maintenance enough to deliver any of your land based training needs. There knowledge is second to none and will always go the extra mile if they don't know something they will sure know someone who will and have the right answers and advice in no time. Lovely people in a great part of the world can highly recommend.. 5 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Mick Williams
Mick Williams
2019-10-13T11:01:46+0000
Demelza and Phil provide a fantastic range of courses. My son Will has done basic hedging and walking courses prior to being 16 and since turning 16 had the opportunity to successfully complete the chainsaw course. Something I wouldn’t of allowed him to do without the knowledge that they have a great team of instructors. He is in his element with his new chainsaw!! Thanks again for the opportunity
Emma Monks
Emma Monks
2019-08-21T06:24:03+0000
Had a great week doing my Chainsaw maintenence, cross-cutting and felling. Phil and Ross were both very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you!!
Zara Hanshaw
Zara Hanshaw
2019-08-02T15:25:30+0000
Had a great week training for my CS30/31 tickets. Phill is a great instructor, he really knows his stuff and makes everything simple and clear to understand (as well as being incredibly patient!). Demelza is lovely and made the booking process extremely easy for me as I booked on with very short notice. I'll definitely be back for more courses in the future!
Neil Blenkinship
Neil Blenkinship
2019-07-11T08:49:59+0000
Very good so helpful and understanding they really help you pass your training and would defiantly recommend.
Lysander Lord
Lysander Lord
2019-05-30T14:08:41+0000
3 of our team took part in the 'Manual fed wood chipper' and 'Brush Cutter/trimmer' training. Then another 3 members of the team did refresher training for CS30 and CS31. The course was quick and easy to book and pay for. Demelza was at the end of the phone to answer any/all the questions we had. The training was faultless. We would highly recommend this company and can't wait for the next time we work together.
Stuart Marley
Stuart Marley
2019-05-14T11:39:57+0000
Big thanks to Phill for the patience and clear instruction to get me through the chainsaw course. Got the ticket and had a good craic all week. Cheers.
Rob Foster
Rob Foster
2019-05-02T15:02:54+0000
Being someone of the female pursuasion, an arthritic one at that, I was a little apprehensive to get my chainsaw quals... To say the least.I needn't have been as Phill and Demelza made the whole experience, from first enquiry, through booking, training, and testing so enjoyable, informative and rewarding.I researched provider's and was initially attracted by the course price - important, - and the fact the CS30/31 was combined. Tricky to find elsewhere. I ended up travelling 5 hours to take the course with Lowe Maintenance... So probably paid more in the end, but I'd train with them again, no doubt.They also gave me some help after the course when I was looking for some advice regarding kit.Phill was awesome to learn with and Demelza was awesome to deal with through the whole process.I've already recommended them to my better half and would recommend to anyone looking to get certificated...even if you're a broken girl like me.
Jessica Jane Eyre
Jessica Jane Eyre
2019-03-18T11:02:47+0000
was well knowledged and good would recommend to anyone
Nathan Butterfield
Nathan Butterfield
2019-01-24T14:54:50+0000
Just done PA1safe use of pesticides and PA6A knapsack and lance from ATV courses Demelza was very helpful and gave very good clear training and Richard the examiner was very good with clear instructions all in all two very informative and worthwhile courses thankyou.Very highly recommended
Andy Crawshaw
Andy Crawshaw
2018-12-19T16:43:01+0000
Very knowledgeable and helpful
Richard Hainsworth
Richard Hainsworth
2018-08-08T16:58:49+0000
Brilliant days training with Demelza,really enjoyed it and learnt a lot,many thanks 🙂
James Vann
James Vann
2018-03-09T18:46:40+0000
Excellent two days spent hedgelaying with Lowe Maintenance and Andrew Kirkwood. Great tuition, good contrast of old and young hedges to work with and friendly and enjoyable throughout. Highly recommended!
Lorna Bennett
Lorna Bennett
2018-03-06T17:26:31+0000
Two of our works lads successfully completed the Emergency Treeworks Operations course. They returned to work with glowing reviews of both the course content and how it was taught by Phil. Thank you from Great Aycliffe Town Council
Steve Cooper
Steve Cooper
2018-02-26T15:08:48+0000
Andrew Ing
Andrew Ing
2018-01-06T23:34:01+0000
demelza and phil are amazing people, very knowledgeable and fantastic teachers, a lovely chilled learning environment as well as tea biccies and lots of giggles! xx
Kez Samara Hendibird
Kez Samara Hendibird
2018-01-06T18:44:22+0000
Good course and very well delivered. I have come away with both the knowledge and a tick in the box. Can get 'tooled-up' now and put the classroom lessons into practice.
Robert Walker
Robert Walker
2017-11-27T06:10:21+0000
Great trainers, helped my colleagues and I pass PA2A �
Craig Holden Dickinson
Craig Holden Dickinson
2017-10-27T17:17:58+0000
Fantastic training I will be back in the future when I need to update my skills.
Michael Brown
Michael Brown
2017-10-13T14:58:46+0000
just done ROLO course with demelza its a tedious subject but we were kept interested and i really enjoyed the day its a big thanks from me
Daniel Hunter
Daniel Hunter
2017-09-29T21:03:11+0000
Very responsive to course info and any queries. Training and assessments excellent!! Will certainly be recommending and using again� thanks Phil & Demelza.
Mark Stewart
Mark Stewart
2017-08-20T15:52:11+0000
Phill is a master when it comes to chainsaws. Anything he doesn't know isn't worth knowing. He made the process so easy to follow and thankfully me and jack passed. Big thanks to tom as well for his help.
Matthew Morrissey
Matthew Morrissey
2017-08-18T22:08:51+0000
A great team. Very professional. Training delivered in a very knowledgeable and friendly manner. Had a fantastic week. I highly recommend them. �����
Katherine Lawlor
Katherine Lawlor
2017-07-21T16:00:45+0000
Fantastic Training. Can't recommend Phil enough. I am now not only qualified but a confident chainsaw operator. Many thanks. Darran
Darran Cummings
Darran Cummings
2017-07-21T14:56:23+0000
Big thanks to Tom and Demelza.Another course done with this company ,Tom is a great teatcher and a pleasure to deal with .Would recommend this company H
Sonya Wiggins
Sonya Wiggins
2017-06-09T18:08:02+0000
Another city and guilds certificate thanks to Tom and Demelza. Fantastic company, great setup, they treat you very well and a pleasure to deal with. I would recommend this company to you all for your training needs.
Murdo Campbell
Murdo Campbell
2017-02-10T17:25:21+0000
Just completed my third course with Lowe Maintenance, can't recommend highly enough. Professional and highly experienced course delivery - very accommodating and friendly, thanks again Phill & Demelza.
Adam Dunn
Adam Dunn
2016-06-21T07:37:06+0000
Really enjoyed my weeks training I learnt a lot I was great to learn in such a relaxed yet totally professional way Phil certainly knows his stuff, the assessor was also spot on a proper working bloke who put us at ease throughout. I actually feel like I've been trained properly and not just something I've had to do to tick a box I will certainly be back to do my spraying courses in the future thanks a lot Phil and Demelza
Roger Wilson
Roger Wilson
2016-06-13T08:49:04+0000
Great chainsaw course, leading to a successful assessment, thanks, Phil and Demelza.
Tom Dullage
Tom Dullage
2016-05-21T14:24:34+0000
Simply the best and I'm very hard to please so take it from me they are the best of the best .Thanks Phil your a diamond
Leon Gaston
Leon Gaston
2016-05-09T18:56:37+0000
A very well run, professional and fun course on my CS30-31. Thanks to all
Neil Fearn
Neil Fearn
2015-08-15T22:33:53+0000
Just passed my cs38. Great course. Great training. Back for cs39 shortly.
Rob Henry
Rob Henry
2015-08-02T12:54:48+0000
Alex Moffatt
Alex Moffatt
2015-07-25T12:02:49+0000
Mat Stott
Mat Stott
2015-04-17T16:01:02+0000
Outstanding training Center , extremely professional and knowledgeable.Thanks for a brilliant week.
Colum Jarvis
Colum Jarvis
2014-12-12T19:58:06+0000
Chris Heywood
Chris Heywood
2014-10-30T21:15:11+0000
Excellent course, friendly and knowledgeable instructor. would definatley recommend.
Trev Johnson
Trev Johnson
2014-06-26T17:56:51+0000
Top quality and very Experienced team highly recommended 🙂
Peter Joseph Arnold
Peter Joseph Arnold
2014-06-14T18:38:42+0000
Demelza Lowe
Demelza Lowe
2014-05-22T12:13:33+0000
Sam Gill
Sam Gill
2014-04-29T21:52:55+0000
Professional, knowledgable and friendly instruction. Thanks Lowe Maintenance I will definitely be back.Cheers
Anthony Tebble
Anthony Tebble
2014-03-14T07:01:18+0000
Anthony Tebble
Anthony Tebble
2014-03-14T07:01:17+0000
Richard Mercer
Richard Mercer
2013-11-09T21:39:44+0000
Paul Rayner
Paul Rayner
2013-10-04T18:01:08+0000
Tom Alexander
Tom Alexander
2013-08-27T19:34:32+0000