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Safe Use of Brushcutters & Strimmers NPTC Level 2 Award

  • L2

  • To book

    For more information or to enrol onto this course, please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

This qualification is aimed at those who use brushcutters or trimmers as part of their work, either in horticulture, arboriculture or forestry. Training covers pre-use checks and maintenance, identification of controls and instruments and operating the machine to cut or trim to the capacity of the machine.


Course content

During the course you will study the following topics:

  • Machine maintenance
  • Site inspection
  • Identification of hazards
  • Environmental factors
  • Safe use of equipment
  • Machine after-care.


Safe Use of Brushcutters & Trimmers NPTC Level 2 Award
Additional information

To take part in this course you must bring PPE (personal protective equipment) and other tools and equipment as listed on the joining instructions. You can also view the PPE and tools list here. These will be emailed to you a few weeks before the course is due to start – please contact us to confirm you have the required items.

Pay by instalments

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

Course Information & How to Apply

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To book onto this course please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 day 25/09/2020 Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £249 Shuttleworth College SOB1299S1 Course in progress
1 day 02/10/2020 Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £249 Shuttleworth College SOB1299S2
1 day 29/10/2020 Thu 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £249 Shuttleworth College SOB1299S3
1 day 03/12/2020 Thu 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £249 Shuttleworth College SOB1299S4
1 day 19/02/2021 Fri 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £249 Shuttleworth College SOB1299S4


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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