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Introduction to the Use of a Brushcutter/Strimmers (College Certificate)

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to operate a Brush cutter/Strimmer in a safe and competent manner. On completion of the course you will receive a college certificate.

Overview of the course: 

You will be assessed throughout the length of the course through practical activities.

Entry requirements: 

There are no formal entry requirements


1. Health & Safety in the use of strimmer.
2. Range of machines.
3. Pre start checks and basic maintenance.
4. Replacing and adjusting cord.
5. Range of blades and attachments.
6. Fuel Mixing (2 stroke)
7. Operating procedures.

How is the course assessed?: 

You will be assessed throughout the length of the course through practical activities.

Further study options after this course: 

Additional practical units can be added. NPTC certificate of competence.

Length of the course: 

1 full day practical workshop


Houghall Campus, Durham

When does the course start: 

The course runs at various times from March to October 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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