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Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting NPTC Level 2 Award Refresher (CS30)

Shuttleworth arboriculture part-time


Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting NPTC Level 2 Award Refresher (CS30)

The Chainsaws and Related Operations courses offer a range of practical skills and assessments covering all aspects of chainsaw work. This two-day course will cover chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting and stacking techniques, and is delivered by one of Shuttleworth College’s qualified instructors. This course is designed for professional chainsaw users who work, or intend to work, in professional amenity arboriculture or within forestry. Gaining an NPTC qualification will demonstrate that you have gained the required practical skill and technical knowledge for such roles.


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Course information

Entry requirements

You must have completed:

Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting NPTC Level 2 Award

Course content

You will study the following topics:

  • Understanding operator safety during chainsaw maintenance
  • Carrying out routine and periodic maintenance to a chainsaw
  • Starting and checking a chainsaw
  • Understanding operator safety during chainsaw use
  • Safely crosscutting timber that is less than guide bar length in diameter
  • Stacking crosscut timber.
Additional information

To take part in this course you must bring PPE (personal protective equipment) and other tools and equipment as listed on the joining instructions. These will be emailed to you a few weeks before the course is due to start – please contact us to confirm you have the required items.

Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 20/04/2023
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Thursday
Time(s): 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fees: £275.00
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 06/07/2023
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Monday
Time(s): 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fees: £275.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.