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NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting (formally CS30) Full Course

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

This course covers the first chainsaw unit required by a chainsaw operator in the Arboriculture Industry. On completion of this course you will have gained the NPTC Certificate of Competence for Chainsaw maintenance and Crosscut (for use on wood already on the ground). This qualification is the first level of chainsaw units. This qualification is recognised by the Industry and is essential for employment.

Overview of the course: 

A practical course delivered over 2 days. During the length of the course will have gained the practical skills and knowledge to enable you to take a practical assessment the day after training has been completed.

Entry requirements: 

There are no formal entry requirements


Chainsaw maintenance and crosscut (002/3)

How is the course assessed?: 

The course is assessed by external practical assessment by NPTC

Further study options after this course: 

Additional practical CS units can be added to enhance your employment prospects.

Length of the course: 

2 full days


Houghall Campus, Durham

When does the course start: 

The course runs at various times throughout the year subject to demand.

More important information about this course:


Fees are payable in advance.
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (18 Jul 2018 11:10) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

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How to apply: 

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