Some of our more popular courses are detailed below. If you require training that is not listed here, please call on 01443 230000.
Prices include the use of equipment and fuel. Unless otherwise stated, assessment and registration fees are also included. Learners are required to provide Personal Protective Equipment and clothing.
“Special discounts are available for Candidates purchasing this equipment/clothing at Forest Park and Garden”.
Our range of chainsaw and tree care courses prepare learners for independent City and Guilds NPTC assessments. The courses have been developed by leading professionals and instructors.
Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting 002003 (Formerly CS30): Training , Registration £220 + VAT & Assessment – £125.00
This 2 day course is the pre-requisite for all other chainsaw qualifications. Course content includes risk assessment, safety precautions, daily and routine maintenance, sharpening, safe operation of the saw, cross cutting and stacking.
Chainsaw Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm 002004 (Formerly CS31): Training, Registration £ 320 + VAT & Assessment – £100
This 3 day course covers the felling of trees, normally in a woodland or forest setting. It includes preparation of site and equipment, legislation, felling of upright front and back leaning trees and the safe takedown of hung up trees.
Chainsaw Maintenance, Crosscutting and Felling Combined Course 201,202,203 (Formerly CS30/CS31) – Training, Registration £500 + VAT & Assessment – £174
This 5 day course combines the two courses above.
Chainsaw Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm (Formerly CS32) – Training & Registration & Assessment £395 + VAT
This 2/3 day course depending on experience covers the felling of larger trees, usually in a woodland or forest setting. It includes preparation of site and equipment, legislation, felling of upright, front and back leaning trees and the safe takedown of hung up trees using a winch.
Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (Formerly CS38) – Training, Registration £500 + VAT & Assessment £174
This course is delivered over 5 days. We feel this allows time for learners to practice and gain the confidence required to enter into the workplace with new skills. Course content includes risk assessment, legislation, equipment selection, ascent and climbing methods, work positioning, some tree identification and a range of rescue scenarios. This course is the pre requisite for further aerial qualifications.
Aerial Chainsaw use for Free Fall Cutting (Formerly CS39) – Training & Registration £ 315 + VAT & Assessment + £100
This 2/3 day course (may be extended to 3 for less experienced climbers) covers the use of a chainsaw from rope and harness. Learners are coached in work positioning, safe handling and use of a chainsaw in the tree and a range of free fall and hand held cutting techniques.
Aerial Tree Pruning (Formerly CS40) – Training, Registration & Assessment £325 + VAT
This 2 day course covers the aerial pruning of trees using a chainsaw and other hand tools. Course content includes pruning methods and techniques, work positioning and tool selection.
Aerial Tree Rigging – Training & Registration £395 + VAT
This 2/3 day course is suitable for ground workers and experienced climbers. Course content includes Legislation, planning of rigging techniques and equipment, estimating the weight of sections and forces generated, lowering and lifting of sections, speedlines and management of the worksite. Climbers will be prepared for assesment in Aerial Tree Rigging (formally CS41). Ground workers will be prepared for assessments in supporting Colleagues Undertaking Off Groung Tree Related Operations (formally CS45).
NPTC COURSES – Integrated Training and Assessment
Powered Pole Pruner ITA – Training , Registration & Assessment £165 + VAT
This 1 day course covers the maintenance and use of powered pole pruners or pole saws and the maintenance of the chain and correct use of the machine.
Wood Chipper ITA – Training, Registration & Assessment £150 + VAT
This one day course covers the maintenance and safe use of manually fed brushwood chippers.
Stump Grinder ITA – Training, Registration & Assessment £150 + VAT
This one day course covers the maintenance and safe use of stump grinding equipment.
Brushcutter & Trimmer ITA – Training, Registration & Assessment £165 + VAT
This one day course covers the maintenance and safe use of Brushcutter and Trimmers.
Hedgecutter ITA – Training, Registration & Assessment £165 + VAT
This one day course covers the maintenance and safe use of Hedgecutters.
Pesticides PA1 & PA6 – Training, Registration & Assessment £400 + VAT & Assessment £42.00
Delivered over 3 days, this course covers the basic pesticides unit and the application of pesticides using knapsack sprayer. NPTC assessments held on completion of course.
Mobile Elevated Work Platform – Training, Registration & Assessment £250 + VAT
Covering the safe operation of MEWP’s. Training and certification for two categories of machines can be accommodated per day. Categories are as follows: 1a – Static Verticle, 1b – Static Boom (trailer, truck or track mounted), 3a – Mobile Verticle (scissor lift) and 3b – Mobile Boom.
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For more information please call 01443 230000