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NPTC Level 2 Award in Felling and Processing Small Trees up to 380mm

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3 days

Part time


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Course Overview

Whether you’re a tree surgeon, or work in forestry, amenity or utility arboriculture, if you fell trees on a professional basis this is the course for you.If you are an employer and require one or more employees to enrol onto this course please contact 0845 345 2235 or

lumberjack worker with chainsaw in his hands saws fallen tree, chips and dust fly upwards, against blue sky.
lumberjack worker with chainsaw in his hands saws fallen tree, chips and dust fly upwards, against blue sky.

What will I learn?

The following topics will be covered:

Working Safely
Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm
Health and Safety Legislation and Industry Good Practice
Removing Branches Using a Chainsaw
Processing Hung-up Trees

Entry Requirements

You must previously have achieved NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting and Maintenance (CS30 or 2003).

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment will be by observation of your practical skills and question and answer sessions, over 2-4 hours, to determine your underpinning knowledge and understanding of the module. It will typically take place within a week of the course, subject to assessor availability.

The first assessment is included in this price. The purpose of the NPTC assessment is to prove occupational competence; further charges apply if re-assessment is required.

Additional Costs and Information

You will need your own transport as the course takes place at Lackham for half of the first day and is then at an alternative site for the rest of the course duration.

You will need to bring the following items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the training and assessment:

Chainsaw protection trousers
Chainsaw protection boots
Chainsaw protection gloves
Chainsaw safety helmet (in date)

These must comply with current BS EN Standards.

If you have any questions please contact 0845 345 2235 or

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses


Career Opportunities

  • Landscape Designer
  • Head Gardener
  • Horticultural Lecturer

  • Garden Designer
  • Arboriculture Specialist
  • Grounds Maintenance Operative

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