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NPTC L2 Award in the Safe Use of Brush-Cutters and Trimmers

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 have the NPTC Award in the Safe use of Brush cutter and strimmers. This qualification is essential for the industry

Overview of the course: 

During the training you will gain practical skills and knowledge to enable you to take a practical assessment. The assessment will be on the day following the completion of the training.

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?: 

One hour individual practical assessment with NPTC

Further study options after this course: 

Additional practical units can be added

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 (25 May 2018 11:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

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