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

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
Assessment £90.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £47.50
Refresher Training – for experienced operators who already have attended a prior training course.
£120.00 + VAT = £144.00 plus £20.00 for LANTRA registration

September
Monday 18th – Tuesday 19th – FULL

October
Monday 9th – Tuesday 10th
Monday 16th – Tuesday 17th

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

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

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
Assessment £95.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00 plus £30.00 for LANTRA registration if required
Refresher Training – for experienced operators who already have attended a prior training course.
£240.00 + VAT = £288.00 plus £30.00 for LANTRA registration

September
Wednesday 20th -Friday 22nd – FULL

October
Wednesday 11th – Friday 13th – FULL
Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th

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

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

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
Assessment £135.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

October
Monday 9th – Friday 13th – FULL

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
Assessment £95.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £47.50
Refresher Training – for experienced operators who already have completed the City and Guilds assessment.
£280.00 + VAT = £336.00

October/November
Monday 30th- Friday 3rd

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
Assessment £95.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00
Refresher Training – for experienced operators who already have completed the City and Guilds assessment.
£155.00 + VAT = £186.00

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

Independent Assessment
£85.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

October
Monday 16th

December
Friday 1st

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 £95.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00
MEWP hire cost may apply, plus VAT at standard rate

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
Assessment £145.00 plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00
Refresher Training – for experienced operators who already have completed the City and Guilds assessment.
£155.00 + VAT = £186.00

December
Monday 4th – Wednesday 6th

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

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 £150.00 + VAT = £180.00
Assessment £70.00 plus City and Guilds Registration £31.00
City and Guilds Registration is due to increase to £32.00 after 1.4.17

October
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 £32.00

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

October
Friday 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

September
Wednesday 27th

October
Monday 30th

November
Wednesday 29th

December
Wednesday 20th

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

October
Tuesday 31st

November
Thursday 30th

December
Thursday 21st

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 £296.00 + VAT = £355.20
Assessment £140.00 inc. City and Guilds Registration

September
Monday 25th – Wednesday 27th
Tuesday 26th – Wednesday 27th – Refresher

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 £34.50

October
Thursday 5th

Techniques for Dealing with Damaged Trees

Techniques for Dealing with Damaged Trees

A three day course to prepare the trainee to take the City and Guilds Techniques for Dealing with Damaged Trees practical assessment. Prerequisite –Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting and Felling Small Trees.

Cost

Training cost £395.00 + VAT = £474.00
Assessment POA, VAT exempt, plus City & Guilds Registration £32.00

Please contact the office