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, taken alongside training City & Guilds Registration £32.00

May
Wednesday 9th – Friday 11th

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 £47.50 per person

May
Monday 14th – Tuesday 15th
Monday 21st -Tuesday 22nd

June
Monday 4th – Tuesday 5th
Monday 18th – Tuesday 19th

July
Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th

August
Monday 20th – Tuesday 21st

September
Monday 10th & Tuesday 11th
Monday 24th – Tuesday 25th

October
Monday 8th – Tuesday 9th
Monday 15th – Tuesday 16th

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

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

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 £32.00 per person

May
Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th

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

July
Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th

August
Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th

September
Wednesday 12th – Friday 14th
Wednesday 26th – Friday 28th

October
Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th
Wednesday 17th – Friday 19th

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

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

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

November
Monday 5th – Thursday 8th

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, taken on a separate day to the training £100.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £47.50 per person

May
Monday 14th – Friday 18th

July
Monday 9th – Friday 13th

September
Monday 10th – Friday 14th

November
Monday 5th – Friday 9th

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, taken on a separate day to the training £100.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

May
Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd – FULL

July
Monday 16th – Wednesday 18th

September
Monday 17th – Wednesday 19th

November
Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th

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

April
Monday 23rd

May
Friday 25th

June
Wednesday 27th

September
Wednesday 19th

November
Wednesday 14th

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, taken on a separate day to the training £100.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00
MEWP hire cost may apply, plus VAT at standard rate

October
Thursday 11th

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, taken on a separate day to the training £110.00, VAT exempt, plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

Please contact the office

Emergency Treework Operations

Emergency Treework Operations

A two day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds 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, taken on a separate day to the training £150.00, VAT exempt, plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

Please contact the office

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, taken on a separate day to the training £145.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

October
Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th

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 £32.00

June
Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th

August
Monday 13th – Wednesday 15th

October
Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th

December
Monday 3rd – Wednesday 5th

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

August
Thursday 16th

December
Thursday 6th

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

May
Wednesday 23rd

June
Monday 25th

July
Monday 16th

September
Monday 17th

October
Tuesday 16th

November
Monday 12th

December
Tuesday 11th

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

May
Thursday 24th

June
Tuesday 26th

July
Tuesday 17th

September
Tuesday 18th

October
Monday 15th

November
Tuesday 13th

December
Monday 10th

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

Please contact the office

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

May
Tuesday 8th

July
Thursday 19th

October
Thursday 25th