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NPTC Award in Aerial Tree Cutting with a Chainsaw using Free-fall Techniques

Current legislation requires that all those who undertake chainsaw operations within the canopy of a tree from rope and harness must be appropriately trained and qualified

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Arboriculture
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 1
Hours: 12.00
Start: Flexible
Days/Times:
Tuition: £370
Exam: £140
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/nptc-award-in-aerial-tree-cutting-with-a-chainsaw-using-free-fall-techniques
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Course Information for Students

Current legislation requires that all those who undertake chainsaw operations within the canopy of a tree from rope and harness must be appropriately trained and qualified. The training course offered by Derby College Group equips the candidate to undertake an industry-compliant ‘Certificate of Competence’ assessment.

You will need to be at least 18 years of age and should hold a ‘Certificate of Competence’ in the following units:

  • Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting
  • Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 350mm
  • Award in Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue

(Verification of these units must be produced prior to the start of the course.)

The course will cover the skills to undertake safe and efficient branch removal operations, utilising a range of cutting techniques while being supported from rope and harness.

This course will be delivered on on-site.

All specialist safety clothing, climbing equipment, chainsaws and ancillary tools can be provided by the College, for which a fee will be charged.

Please note – equipment is not available for hire for assessments. You will therefore need to have other arrangements in place for your assessment.

Candidates may use their own climbing equipment and chainsaw providing that it complies with current legislation. All climbing equipment must have LOLER certification, which will need to be produced at the start of the course.

It is recommended that candidates do not purchase specialist equipment prior to the course. The tutor will offer advice on the purchase of all specialist equipment during the training.

Assessment leading to certification should take place as soon as possible following the successful completion of the training course. 

Derby College Group offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Arboriculture, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics – please see the Derby College Group Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:28 pm