Current legislation requires those whose work involves the use of chainsaws to be adequately trained and qualified. The training course offered by Derby College equips the candidate to undertake an industry-compliant ‘Certificate of Competence’ assessment.
You will need to be at least 18 years of age. Ideally you should have some experience in the industry.
The course will cover:
External assessment leading to certification will take place as soon as possible following the successful completion of the training course. NPTC assessments are organised through Derbyshire Landskills.
All specialist safety clothing can be provided by the College, for which a fee is payable.
Please note, equipment is not available for hire for the assessments. You will therefore need to have other arrangements in place for your assessment.
Candidates may use their own chainsaws on the course providing that they comply with current legislation.
It is recommended that candidates do not specifically purchase specialist equipment prior to the course. During the training, advice on the purchase of all specialist equipment will be offered by the course instructor.
Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Forestry and Tree Surgery, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.
Former Arboriculture student Andy Smith has his sights set on using the skills he learnt at Derby College in Australia.
Andy, who has family in Australia already in the profession, decided to come back to College to gain new skills and turn his life around.
I had been in a pretty dead end job so decided to go back to College and loved every minute of it. The course is great and the tutors are really knowledgeable. I have started the process of moving to Australia as they need people with my skills and I hope to be there in a few months.