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Competence in Felling Small Trees up to 380mm City & Guilds Level 2

Shuttleworth Arboriculture part-time

Overview

Competence in Felling Small Trees up to 380mm City & Guilds Level 2

This three-day course will give you the opportunity to gain practical tree felling skills and technical knowledge in chainsaw work. The course will give you the opportunity to learn more about cross-cutting, stacking and felling techniques, and is ideal if you are a professional chainsaw user who wishes to fell trees that have a diameter of 200mm-380mm at the felling point. If you just need a refresher course these are run from the second day of a full course and are two days long.

To book

For more information or to enrol onto this course, please contact our Business Development team by clicking here.

Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 23/03/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 1 week
Fees: £540.00
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 24/11/2021
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 1 week
Fees: £540.00
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 16/05/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 1 week
Fees: £540.00
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 15/06/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length: 1 week
Fees: £540.00
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 20/04/2022
Type: Part Time
Day(s): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
Length:
Fees: £540.00
Disclaimer

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.

Course information

Course content

You will study the following topics:

  • Identifying the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a work site
  • Selecting and preparing equipment required for safe and effective felling
  • Felling small trees safely and accurately using an appropriate method
  • Felling leaning trees using a safe technique
  • Removing branches safely in a manner appropriate to the branching habit
  • Crosscutting stems accurately and safely to a given length and diameter specification
  • Stacking timber using appropriate manual handling techniques
  • Taking down small hung-up trees safely using appropriate hand tools
  • Risk assessments and emergency procedures
  • Equipment selection and preparation
  • Crosscutting and stacking timber
  • Felling small trees, branch removal.
Assessment methods

The assessment for NPTC course normally takes place 10 to 14 days after the initial training and is a full day, the price is included in the course price. After completing this course, you will receive an NPTC Certificate of Competence.

Further study and career options

Gaining this qualification will be beneficial if you are working in the horticultural or arboricultural industries, or if you are working self-employed as, for example, a tree surgeon.

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.

Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

 

Part-time Fee Flow Chart

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

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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.

Accessibility

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.