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NPTC Award in Safe Use of Woodchipper

This one-day course aims to prepare participants for the NPTC award in the safe use of a manually fed woodchipper.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Agriculture
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 1
Hours: 7.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £145
Exam: £55
Broomfield Hall

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Course Information for Students

It is suitable for any participant wanting to achieve an NPTC award in the safe use of a manually fed woodchipper. 

The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years.

You will learn: 

  • Health and Safety requirements
  • How to carry out a risk assessment
  • How to prepare and operate the equipment
  • How to carry out maintenance

This course will be delivered on-site at Broomfield Hall.

You will be required to supply your own: 

  • Steel toe-capped boots/wellingtons
  • Writing materials
  • Lunch (there will be facilities on-site if you wish to purchase your lunch here)

There is a practical assessment to pass the qualification. 

Derby College Group offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Agriculture and 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 Group on 0800 0280289 or

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Course Information Last Updated On: August 9, 2022 7:52 am