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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 12.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 260.00*

Exams (£): 140.00**

Interview: N

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

You will need to be at least 18 years of age. Ideally you should have some experience in the industry.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • The knowledge, practical implications and legal requirements concerning the use of a chainsaw
  • The knowledge and practical skills to safely and efficiently undertake basic chainsaw maintenance operations
  • The knowledge and practical skills to safely and efficiently undertake practical cross-cutting operations

How will I be assessed?

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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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.

What can I do after this course?

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.

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** 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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