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NPTC Award in Fell and Process Trees Up To 380mm

Current legislation states that all those required to undertake chainsaw felling operations on small trees (trees with a basal diameter of less than 380mm) 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: 1
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 1
Hours: 18.00
Start: Flexible
Days/Times:
Tuition: £330
Exam: £140
Broomfield Hall

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/nptc-award-in-fell-and-process-trees-up-to-380mm
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Course Information for Students

Current legislation states that all those required to undertake chainsaw felling operations on small trees (trees with a basal diameter of less than 380mm) must be appropriately trained and qualified. The training course offered by Derby College Group equips candidates to undertake an industry-compliant ‘Certificate of Competence’ assessment.

You will need to be aged at least 18 and you must hold a ‘Certificate of Competence’ in the following units:

  • Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-Cutting

Verification of this unit must be produced prior to the start of the course.

The course will cover:

  • An understanding of the legislation and health and safety requirements governing the undertaking of a tree felling operation
  • The practical skills to undertake safe and efficient small tree felling operations, completing a range of different cuts for different scenarios
  • The practical skills required for the safe and efficient removal of a ‘hung-up’ tree
  • The practical skills required for the ‘break-down’ of a felled tree and its cross-cutting into specific timber lengths

This course will be delivered on on-site.

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

Candidates may use their own chainsaw providing that it complies with current legislation.

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

It is recommended that candidates do not 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 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 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 1:28 pm