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Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting NPTC Level 2 Award Refresher (CS30)

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    Call our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email to register your interest and see when we may next be running these courses.

This course will help you to update your skills in the principles of chainsaw operation. There are three sections to the course – the first covers health and safety, the second maintenance and the third covers operation. All updates are in line with ACOP’s (AFAG/FISA).


Entry requirements

You will need to have the Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in order to start the course.

Course content

The key areas of learning are updates to health and safety, machine maintenance and operation/cross-cutting.

Additional information

You must bring a chainsaw which is in good condition (no missing screws, bolts or safety features). A full maintenance kit must be included as well as oil and fuel.

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 08/10/2020 Thu 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College SOB1204S1
1 day 22/04/2021 Thu 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College SOB1204S2
1 day 08/07/2021 Thu 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £228 Shuttleworth College SOB1204S3


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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