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

 

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, taken alongside training City & Guilds Registration £33.00

Please contact the office

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.
£125.00 + VAT = £150.00 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

September
Monday 23rd – Tuesday 24th – FULL

October
Friday 4th – Refresher Training only
Monday 7th – Tuesday 8th
Monday 21st – Tuesday 22nd

November
Monday 4th – Tuesday 5th
Monday 11th – Tuesday 12th

December
Monday 2nd – Tuesday 3rd
Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th

January
Monday 6th – Tuesday 7th
Monday 13th – Tuesday 14th

February
Monday 3rd – Tuesday 4th
Monday 10th – Tuesday 11th

March
Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th
Monday 16th – Tuesday 17th
Monday 30th – Tuesday 31st

April
Monday 20th – Tuesday 21st
Monday 27th – Tuesday 28th

May
Monday 11th – Tuesday 12th
Monday 18th – Tuesday 19th

June
Monday 8th – Tuesday 9th
Monday 22nd – Tuesday 23rd
Monday 29th – Tuesday 30th

July
Monday 6th – Tuesday 7th

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

September
Wednesday 25th – Friday 27th

October
Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th – FULL
Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th

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

December
Wednesday 4th – Friday 6th
Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th

January
Wednesday 8th – Friday 10th
Wednesday 15th – Friday 17th

February
Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th
Wednesday 12th – Friday 14th

March
Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th
Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th

April
Wednesday 1st – Friday 3rd
Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th
Wednesday 29th – Friday 1st May

May
Wednesday 13th – Friday 15th
Wednesday 20th – Friday 22nd

June
Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th
Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th

July
Wednesday 1st – Friday 3rd
Wednesday 8th – Froday 10th

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 30th – Thursday 3rd October – FULL

October
Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th – FULL

January
Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd

March
Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th

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

October
Monday 14th – Friday 18th

November
Monday 4th – Friday 8th

January
Monday 13th – Friday 17th

March
Monday 16th – Friday 20th

May
Monday 11th – Friday 15th

July
Monday 6th – Friday 10th

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

September
Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th FULL

October
Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th

November
Monday 11th – Wednesday 13th

January
Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th

March
Monday 23rd – Wednesday 25th

May
Tuesday 26th – Thursday 28th

July
Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th

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 18th – FULL

November
Wednesday 20th

January
Friday 17th

April
Wednesday 8th

June
Wednesday 17th

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 £125.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £33.00
MEWP hire cost may apply, plus VAT at standard rate

October
Thursday 31st – FULL

November
Thursday 14th

March
Friday 6th

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

February 2020
Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th

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

March 2020
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th

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

April
Monday 6th – Thursday 9th

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

December
Monday 2nd – Wednesday 4th

March
Monday 2nd – Wednesday 4th

June
Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th

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

December
Monday 2nd – Wednesday 4th

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
Thursday 26th

January
Monday 27th

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

November
Monday 18th

December
Tuesday 10th

January
Wednesday 15th

February
Wednesday 26th

March
Monday 16th

April
Monday 6th

May
Monday 11th

June
Monday 15th

July
Tuesday 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

October
Monday 21st

November
Tuesday 19th

December
Monday 9th

January
Thursday 16th

February
Thursday 27th

March
Tuesday 17th

April
Tuesday 7th

May
Tuesday 12th

June
Tuesday 16th

July
Monday 13th

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

Tuesday 18th – Thursday 20th February
Assessment on Friday 21st February

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

December
Thursday 5th

January
Tuesday 28th

May
Friday 29th