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City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting (novice)

Course Details

DOES THE SUBJECT INCLUDE?

The qualification covers the maintenance of a chainsaw and cross-cutting trees at ground level. This work will be carried out in a workshop or a woodland environment. Cross-cutting operations will include cross-cutting timber under tension in the form of fallen branches, tops, tree sections, severed uprooted stems, horizontal stems, or any timber in a similar situation. This describes the cross-cutting of trees or timber into either manageable sections or to a specified given length and diameter, where trees have been felled Course Assessment: The assessment is with an independent assessor and will be made up of both practical assessment and one to one questioning. The recommended duration for this is between 3 to 5 Hours.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

Candidates must be at least 16 years old.

WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I GAIN IF I SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE COURSE?

City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting

OTHER RELEVANT DETAILS?

If you are looking to enter the Forestry or Arboriculture industries this is a required qualification.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?

You should provide your own personal protective equipment and this must comply with legal requirements.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Mandatory qualifications are needed to enter the industry and learners can progress from Level 2 to Level 3. On attaining this qualification the next qualification to attain, would be:

  • the City & Guilds N,P,T,C Level 2 Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm.

The following courses are some of the additional courses available:

  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Felling and Processing Trees Over 380mm
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-fall Techniques

HOW DO I APPLY/JOIN THIS COURSE?

To book a place on this course please email ruralskills@nsc.ac.uk or telephone The Gateway Education and Arts Centre - Rural Skills department on 01743 562061.


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