City & Guilds / NPTC Chainsaw Maintenance and Related Operations Level 2
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Landbased, Animal Care and Equine
Part Time Day
Discount available to Under 19s only. Dependent on course suitability
Other fees may include any of the following: registrations, exam fees or any course materials
Please note, all advertised fees are for one year only, unless otherwise stated in the additional information below
15 January 2024
Monday and Tuesday
In a nutshell
Chainsaws have a variety of uses but can potentially cause serious accidents without proper training or because operating skills aren’t up to date. This qualification covers the overall daily and on-going mainteance of a chainsaw, sharpening the saw and cutting timber already felled to ground level. Cross-cutting includes the de-limbing process followed by cutting the tree into management sections.
This course teaches excellent health and safely practice and demonstrates your competency in using a chainsaw.
This qualification is your 'gateway' to other NPTC approved chainsaw qualifications, including the NPTC Felling and Processing Small Trees.
This course is for...
… a career as a landscape gardener, tree surgeon, woodland ranger or any number of outdoor jobs.
… refreshing your skills in maintaining and using a chainsaw.
This qualification shows you have been independently assessed by the National Proficiency Test Council with regards to current legislation, the fundamentals of chainsaw operation and the safe use and maintenance of chainsaws.
On successful completion, you’ll be able to move on to the NPTC Felling and Processing Small Trees qualification, also offered at Usk Campus.
No experience is needed, but you must be aged 19 years or older.
This course must be completed before embarking on any other NPTC approved chainsaw qualification.
Please note: The assessment for this course will be on an additional day, this date will be given during the training.
Candidates are encouraged to supply their own protective clothing and safety boots if available and up to standard, however these can be provided by the college if necessary and are standard sizes.
Candidates should bring a packed lunch as some of the course could be off site.
All costs are under review and subject to change.
This course may be available at other dates, times or campuses, please click to view your options.
After booking your course you have 14 days to change your mind and request a full refund. You can still request a refund after this date, but this will only be given if you meet the criteria from the college fee policy.
If your chosen course starts within 14 days of you booking your place, then the 14 day refund policy does not apply and any refund will be subject to the college fee policy.
All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.
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