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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 8.00

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 75.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

This one-day course gives the learner basic instruction in safe chainsaw use.

Entry requirements

You need to be physically fit.

Course Content

  • Legislation: what you need to know.
  • FISA handouts
  • PPE: what you need to wear
  • Safety parts of a modern chainsaw: basic maintenance, fuel, filling and how to keep a chainsaw serviceable
  • Fuelling and safe start
  • Cross cutting tension and compression

How will I be assessed?

There are practical assessments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

PPE and chainsaws are supplied.

 

What can I do after this course?

You could enrol on the Level 2 College Certificate and have the opportunity to gain recognised NPTC units.

 

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Mark Hall

Mark Hall

Mark scales the heights after retraining as arborist

Mature student Mark Hall clearly recalls the elation he felt when he conquered his fears and peeped from the top branch of a towering tree across the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Mark, 40, took redundancy from his supervisor's job at Tesco in Alfreton and retrained as an arborist at Derby College's Broomfield Hall. Now he and his colleague Andrew Fretwell, who also took redundancy from Tesco, have launched their own business,
 
Green Line Tree Services. Mark gained a Distinction on his Level 2 Diploma in Forestry and Arboriculture, second only to Andrew's Distinction*. He said he gradually built confidence in his climbing skills and in using his equipment. The moment he first stood at the top of his "target tree" to look at the stunning views around Broomfield Hall is "not one I'm likely to forget." He said:

It was an excellent course. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I got on very well with the lecturers. They knew so much and it almost felt like an honour to be able to absorb their knowledge as they passed it on.


"The wealth of information that was there throughout, from woodland management, to the practical side: you never felt you weren't getting what you needed.


 

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