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Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm NPTC Level 2 Award Refresher (CS31)


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

This refresher course is run starting on the second day of the full three-day course (B1303) and lasts for two days.  It will give you the opportunity to update your knowledge of practical tree felling skills and technical knowledge in chainsaw work.

NPTC

Entry requirements

This is a refresher course.  You must already hold the Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting (CS30) & Level 2 Award in Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS31) in order to undergo this training.

Course content

You will study the following topics:

  • Identifying the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a work site  
  • Selecting and preparing equipment required for safe and effective felling
  • Felling small trees safely and accurately using an appropriate method
  • Felling leaning trees using a safe technique
  • Removing branches safely in a manner appropriate to the branching habit
  • Crosscutting stems accurately and safely to a given length and diameter specification
  • Stacking timber using appropriate manual handling techniques
  • Taking down small hung-up trees safely using appropriate hand tools
  • Risk assessments and emergency procedures
  • Equipment selection and preparation
  • Crosscutting and stacking timber
  • Felling small trees, branch removal.
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 training@bedford.ac.uk

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
2 days 21/09/2020 Mon, Tue 9.00am - 4.30pm £345 Shuttleworth College CLOSED
2 days 07/12/2020 Mon, Tue 9.00am - 4.30pm £345 Shuttleworth College CLOSED
2 days 25/01/2021 Mon, Tue 9.00am - 4.30pm £345 Shuttleworth College SOB1205S5
2 days 08/02/2021 Mon, Tue 9.00am - 4.30pm £345 Shuttleworth College SOB1205S6
2 days 22/03/2021 Mon, Tue 9.00am - 4.30pm £345 Shuttleworth College SOB1205S7
2 days 19/04/2021 Mon, Tue 9.00am - 4.30pm £345 Shuttleworth College SOB1205S8
2 days 12/05/2021 Wed, Thu 9.00am - 4.30pm £345 Shuttleworth College SOB1205S9
2 days 05/07/2021 Mon, Tue 9.00am - 4.30pm £345 Shuttleworth College SOB1205S10

 

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Accessibility
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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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