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NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Manually Fed Wood Chipper Operations

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

This course is designed for any person employed in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who is or will be required to operate wood chippers.

Overview of the course: 

The course aims to provide delegates with the knowledge to understand the principles of best practice in operating wood chippers and to prepare them to take their assessment.

Entry requirements: 

There are no formal entry requirements.


This half day practical course will cover the following;
Health And Safety
Operation and Maintenance
Cutting Hedges
Basic Pruning Techniques

How is the course assessed?: 

The course is assessed by a external practical assessment from NPTC the day after training.

Further study options after this course: 

Additional practical units can be added to further industry skills.

Length of the course: 

A half day practical course with a practical assessment the following day.


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 (21 Jun 2018 13:10) 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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