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NPTC Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting

Current legislation requires those whose work involves the use of chainsaws to be adequately trained and qualified. The training course offered by Derby College Group equips the candidate to undertake an industry-compliant ‘Certificate of Competence’ assessment.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Arboriculture
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 1
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 1
Hours: 12.00
Start: Flexible
Days/Times:
Tuition: £260
Exam: £140
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/nptc-award-in-chainsaw-maintenance-and-crosscutting
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Course Information for Students

Current legislation requires those whose work involves the use of chainsaws to be adequately 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. Ideally you should have some experience in the industry.

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

This course will be delivered on on-site.

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.

Assessment leading to certification will 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 Forestry and Tree Surgery, 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 1:27 pm