Chainsaw & Forestry Courses

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If any of the chainsaw dates below are suitable please contact the office to check availability and complete and return a booking form

 

Occasional User Chainsaw Maintenance and Operations

Chainsaw Maintenance and Operations Level 2 (Occasional User)

A three day course, including an City and Guilds assessment, which allows the trainee to fell trees up to 150mm diameters, please be aware that if you wish to fell larger trees this qualification DOES NOT stand as a pre-requisite and you will be required to take the Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting first.

Chainsaw Maintenance and Operations Level 2 Occasional User Flyer

Cost

Training cost £360.00 + VAT = £432.00
Assessment City & Guilds Registration £32.00

January
Monday 15th – Wednesday 17th

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 £240.00 + VAT = £288.00 plus £20.00 for LANTRA registration if required
**2018 course cost** £250.00 + VAT = £300.00 plus £20.00 for LANTRA registration if required

Refresher Training cost – for experienced operators who already have attended a prior training course.
£120.00 + VAT = £144.00 plus £20.00 for LANTRA registration
**2018 course cost** £125.00 + VAT = £150.00 plus £20.00 for LANTRA registration

Assessment, taken on a separate day to the training £90.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £47.50 per person
**2018 assessment cost** £95.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £47.50 per person

November
Monday 13th – Tuesday 14th – FULL
Monday 20th – Tuesday 21st – FULL

December
Monday 4th – Tuesday 5th – FULL
Monday 11th – Tuesday 12th – FULL
Wednesday 13th – Thursday 14th

January
Friday 5th January – Refresher only
Monday 8th – Tuesday 9th
Monday 22nd – Tuesday 23rd

February
Monday 5th – Tuesday 6th
Monday 19th – Tuesday 20th

March
Monday 5th – Tuesday 6th
Monday 19th – Tuesday 20th

April
Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th

May
Monday 14th – Tuesday 15th

June
Monday 18th – Tuesday 19th

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 £360.00 + VAT = £432.00 plus £20.00 for LANTRA registration if required
**2018 course 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.
£240.00 + VAT = £288.00 plus £31.00 for LANTRA registration
**2018 course cost** £250.00+ VAT = £300.00 plus £31.00 for LANTRA registration if required

Assessment, taken on a separate day to the training £95.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00 per person
**2018 assessment cost** £100.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00 per person

November
Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th – FULL
Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th – FULL

December
Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th
Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th

January
Wednesday 10th- Friday 12th
Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th

February
Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th
Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd

March
Wednesday 7th – Friday 9th
Wednesday 21st – Friday 23rd

April
Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th

May
Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th

June
Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th
Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd

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.

Felling Trees over 380mm Flyer

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 £30.00 for LANTRA registration if required

Assessment £140.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

January
Monday 22nd – Friday 25th – FULL

March
Monday 12th – Friday 15th

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.
£280.00 + VAT = £336.00 plus Lantra Registration of £31.00

Assessment £95.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £47.50
**2018 assessment cost** £100.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £47.50 per person

November
Monday 20th- Friday 24th

January
Monday 8th – Friday 12th

February
Monday 19th – Friday 23rd

March
Monday 12th – Friday 16th
Thursday 8th – Friday 9th – Refresher

May
Monday 14th – Friday 18th

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.
£155.00 + VAT = £186.00 plus Lantra Registration of £23.00

Assessment £100.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

February
Thursday 15th – Refresher

January
Monday 15th – Wednesday 17th

March
Tuesday 20th – Thursday 22nd

May
Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd

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 (if 3 or more are attending) plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

Independent Assessment
£90.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

February
Friday 2nd

March
Friday 2nd
Wednesday 28th

April
Wednesday 25th

May
Friday 25th

June
Wednesday 27th

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 £145.00 + VAT = £174.00
Assessment £100.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00
MEWP hire cost may apply, plus VAT at standard rate

February
Friday 16th

April
Thursday 19th

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 = £474.00
Assessment £110.00, VAT exempt, plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

Please contact the office

Emergency Treework Operations

Emergency Treework Operations

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.

Emergency Treework Operations Flyer

Cost

Training cost £295.00 + VAT = £474.00
Assessment £150.00, VAT exempt, plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

February
Monday 5th – Tuesday 6th

Aerial Pruning Operations Level 3

Aerial Pruning Operations Level 3

A three 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.

Aerial Tree Pruning Flyer

Cost

Training cost £395.00 + VAT = £474.00

Refresher Training – for experienced operators who already have completed the City and Guilds assessment.
£155.00 + VAT = £186.00

Assessment £145.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

December
Monday 4th – Wednesday 6th

March
Monday 5th – Wednesday 7th

April
Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th

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 £145.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

February
Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th

April
Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th

June
Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th

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 £32.00

Independent Assessment £70.00 plus City and Guilds Registration £32.00

Please contact the office

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 £32.00

Independent Assessment Cost
£80.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

February
Wednesday 14th

March
Friday 16th

April
Friday 20th

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 £32.00

Independent Assessment Cost
£85.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

January
Friday 5th

February
Thursday 1st
Wednesday 28th

March
Monday 26th

April
Monday 23rd

May
Wednesday 23rd

June
Monday 25th

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 £32.00

Independent Assessment Cost
£85.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

November
Thursday 29th

January
Thursday 4th
Wednesday 31st

March
Thursday 1st
Tuesday 27th

April
Tuesday 24th

May
Thursday 24th

June
Tuesday 26th

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

April
Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th

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 £135.00 + VAT = £162.00 plus LANTRA Registration £36.00

February
Thursday 1st