Chainsaw & Forestry Courses

If any of the dates below are suitable please contact the office to check availability and complete and return this Booking Form

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting Level 2

Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting Level 2

A two day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting practical assessment.  The Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting assessment is a prerequisite to nearly all other chainsaw unit taken.

Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross-cutting Flyer

Cost

Training cost £250.00 + VAT = £300.00 plus £27.00 for LANTRA registration if required

Refresher Training cost – for experienced operators who already have attended a prior training course.
£165.00+ VAT = £198.00 plus £20.00 for LANTRA registration

Assessment, taken on a separate day to the training £95.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £49.00 per person

July
Monday 6th – Tuesday 7th – FULL

August
Monday 10th – Tuesday 11th

September
Monday 7th – Tuesday 8th
Monday 28th – Tuesday 29th

October
Monday 5th – Tuesday 6th

November
Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th
Monday 30th Nov – Tuesday 1st Dec

December
Monday 7th – Tuesday 8th

Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm Level 2

Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm Level 2

A three day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Felling Small Trees up to 380mm in diameter practical assessment.  Prerequisite –Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting.

Felling Trees up to 380mm Flyer

Cost

Training cost £375.00 + VAT = £450.00 plus £20.00 for LANTRA registration if required

Refresher Training cost – for experienced operators who already have attended a prior training course.
£250.00+ VAT = £300.00 plus £31.00 for LANTRA registration if required

Assessment, taken on a separate day to the training £100.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00 per person

July
Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th – Full

August
Wednesday 12th – Friday 14th

September
Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th
Wednesday 30th Sept – Friday 2nd Oct

November
Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th

December
Wednesday 2nd – Friday 4th

Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm Level 3

Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm Level 3

This course to prepares the trainee to take the City and Guilds Felling Medium Trees over 380mm in diameter practical assessment.
Prerequisite –Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting and Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm.

21-11 Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm

Cost

Training cost £375.00 + VAT = £450.00

Refresher Training cost – for experienced operators who already have attended a prior training course.
£250.00+ VAT = £300.00 plus £25.00 for LANTRA registration if required

Assessment £145.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

September
Monday 14th – Thursday 17th

December
Monday 7th – Thursday 10th

Please contact the office.

Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue

Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue

A five day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue practical assessment.
Prerequisite –none but trainees should be physically fit.

Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue Flyer

Cost

Training cost £625.00 + VAT = £750.00

Refresher Training cost – for experienced operators who already have completed the City and Guilds assessment.
£295.00 + VAT = £354.00 plus Lantra Registration of £31.00

Assessment, taken on a separate day to the training £100.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £49.00

July
Monday 20th – Friday 24th – FULL

August
Monday 3rd – Friday 7th

October
Monday 5th – Friday 9th

November
Monday 30th Nov – Friday 4th Dec

Aerial Cutting of Trees With a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques

Aerial Cutting of Trees With a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques

A three day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Aerial Cutting of Trees With a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques practical assessment. Prerequisite –Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting, Felling Small Trees, Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue.

Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw using Free Fall Techniques Flyer

Cost

Training cost £395.00 + VAT = £474.00

Refresher Training – for experienced operators who already have completed the City and Guilds assessment.
£165.00 + VAT = £198.00 plus Lantra Registration of £23.00

Assessment, taken on a separate day to the training £100.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

July
Monday 27th – Wednesday 29th – FULL

August
Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th

October
Monday 19th – Wednesday 21st

December
Monday 7th – Wednesday 9th

Stump grinder

Stump Grinder

A one day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Stump Grinder practical assessment.
Prerequisite –None.

Stump Grinder Flyer

Cost

Integrated Training and Assessment Cost
£165.00 + VAT = £198.00 including IA assessment plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

Independent Assessment
£90.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

September
Wednesday 16th

December
Friday 11th

Use of Chainsaw from a MEWP

Use of Chainsaw from a MEWP

A one day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Use of Chainsaw from a MEWP practical assessment.
Prerequisite –Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting, Felling Small Trees and candidates must also hold a current suitable competence certificate in operating the MEWP that is going to be used for the assessment. This could be the “NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use and Operation of Mobile Elevated Work Platforms”.

Use of a Chainsaw from a MEWP Flyer

Cost

Training cost £165.00 + VAT = £198.00
Assessment, taken on a separate day to the training £145.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00
MEWP hire cost may apply, plus VAT at standard rate

September
Tuesday 15th

Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees using a Chainsaw

Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees using a Chainsaw

A three day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees using a Chainsaw practical assessment. Prerequisite –Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting and Felling Small Trees.

Cost

Training cost £295.00 + VAT = £354.00
Assessment, taken on a separate day to the training £145.00, VAT exempt, plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

Please contact the office.

Emergency Treework Operations

Emergency Treework Operations

A two day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Emergency/urgent tree works using a Chainsaw practical assessment. Prerequisite –Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting and Felling Small Trees.

Emergency Treework Operations Flyer

Cost

Training cost £295.00 + VAT = £354.00
Assessment, taken on a separate day to the training £145.00, VAT exempt, plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

October
Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th

Aerial Pruning Operations Level 3

Aerial Pruning Operations Level 3

A four day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Carry out Pruning Operations practical assessment.  Prerequisite –Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting, Felling Small Trees, Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue and Use of a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness.

21-07 Aerial Tree Pruning

Cost

Training cost £395.00 + VAT = £474.00

Refresher Training – for experienced operators who already have completed the City and Guilds assessment.
£165.00 + VAT = £198.00

Assessment, taken during the training £145.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

Please contact the office

Aerial Tree Dismantling Rigging and Arboricultural Ground Worker

Aerial Tree Dismantling Rigging and Arboricultural Ground Worker

A three day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Undertake Sectional Felling Operations practical assessment. Prerequisite –Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting, Felling Small Trees, Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Rescue and Use of a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness.

Aerial Tree Rigging Flyer

Cost

Training cost £395.00 + VAT = £474.00
Assessment, taken on a separate day to the training £145.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

September
Tuesday 28th Sept – Thursday 1st Oct

Arboricultural Ground Worker can be trained at the same time, not necessarily for the same amount of time, please contact the office.

Cost

Training cost £165.00 + VAT = £198.00

Integrated Assessment training cost plus City and Guilds Registration £33.00

Independent Assessment £70.00 plus City and Guilds Registration £33.00

June
Wednesday 10th

Powered Pole Pruner

Powered Pole Pruner

A one day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Powered Pole Pruner practical assessment.
Prerequisite –None.

Powered Pole Pruner Flyer

Integrated Training and Assessment Cost
£165.00 + VAT = £198.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

Independent Assessment Cost
£80.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

September
Wednesday 16th

December
Friday 11th

Brushcutter/Strimmer

Brushcutter/Strimmer

A one day course to prepare the candidate for the City & Guilds assessment if required.

Brushcutters & Strimmers Flyer

Integrated Training and Assessment Cost
£165.00 + VAT = £198.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

Independent Assessment Cost
£85.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

July
Tuesday 14th

August
Tuesday 18th

September
Monday 14th

October
Monday 12th

November
Friday 13th

December
Monday 14th

Manually Fed Woodchipper

Manually Fed Woodchipper

A one day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Manually Fed Woodchipper practical assessment.  Prerequisite –None.

Manually Fed Woodchipper Flyer

Integrated Training and Assessment Cost
£165.00 + VAT = £198.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

Independent Assessment Cost
£85.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00

July
Monday 13th

August
Monday 17th

September
Tuesday 15th

October
Friday 9th

November
Monday 16th

December
Tuesday 15th

Thorough Examination of Arboriculture Equipment (LOLER)

Thorough Examination of Arboriculture Equipment (LOLER)

A three day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Thorough Examination of Arboriculture Equipment (LOLER) practical assessment. Prerequisite – Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting, Felling Small Trees, Climb Trees and Aerial Rescue, Operate a Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness at least with 5 years of experience within the industry.

Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Equipment (LOLER) Flyer

Cost

Training cost £445.00 + VAT = £534.00
Refresher cost £148.00 per person per day (optional third day) + VAT
Assessment £150.00 inc. City and Guilds Registration

October
Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th
Assessment on Thursday 15th

LANTRA Awards Basic Tree Inspection

LANTRA Awards Basic Tree Inspection

The course is designed to give training on identifying common signs and symptoms that may lead to tree or limb failure and methods of reporting this information to people more suitably qualified to make final decisions on safety.

Basic Tree Survey & Inspection Flyer

Cost

BTI Training cost £165.00 + VAT = £162.00 plus LANTRA Registration £37.00

September
Thursday 17th

December
Thursday 10th