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NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting & Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm (formally CS30 & CS31) Combined Full Course

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

This course covers the most popular of chainsaw units and are the first two required by a chainsaw operator in the Arboriculture Industry. On completion of this course, you will have the NPTC Certificates of Competence for the maintenance and use of a chainsaw for wood already on the ground and also the certificate for felling small trees (less than 380mm in diameter). These qualifications are recognised by the Industry and are essential for employment.

Overview of the course: 

A practical course - 5 days over two week, 2 days in week one and 3 days in week two. Over the two weeks you will have gained the practical skills and knowledge to enable you a take practical assessment on both units. Assessments will be a practical assessment with an assessor for NPTC; One assessment in week one on the day following training and one assessment in week two the day following training.

Entry requirements: 

There are no formal entry requirements


Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscut (002/3) and Fell and Process small trees less than 380mm (004)

How is the course assessed?: 

The course is assessed by external practical assessment by NPTC for each chainsaw unit.

Further study options after this course: 

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

Length of the course: 

5 full days over two weeks.


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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