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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 12.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 400.00*

Exams (£): 140.00**

Interview: N

Course Summary

Current legislation requires those whose work involves the use of chainsaws to be adequately trained and qualified. The training course offered by Derby College equips the candidate to undertake an industry compliant ‘Certificate of Competence’ assessment.

Entry requirements

You will need to be at least 18 years of age. Ideally you should have some experience of the industry.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • The knowledge and practical implications of the legal requirements concerning the use of a chainsaw
  • The knowledge and practical skills to safely and efficiently undertake basic chainsaw maintenance operations
  • The knowledge and practical skills to safely and efficiently undertake practical cross-cutting operations

How will I be assessed?

External assessment leading to certification will take place as soon as possible following the successful completion of the training course. NPTC assessments are organised through Derbyshire Landskills.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

All specialist safety clothing can be provided by the College, for which a hire fee will be charged.

Please note, however, that equipment is not available for hire for assessments. You will therefore need to have other arrangements in place for your assessment.

Candidates may use their own chainsaws on the course providing that they comply with current legislation.

It is recommended that candidates do not specifically purchase specialist equipment prior to the course. During the training, advice on the purchase of all specialist equipment will be offered by the course instructor.

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Arboriculture and a wide range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Douglas Porter

Douglas Porter

Tree surgeon Douglas set to branch out abroad

A schoolboy who loved climbing has grown up to be a skilled tree surgeon planning to work on the other side of the world.
Douglas Porter (19) says Derby College "set me up for the future" and he wakes up excited about work every day.
The Tansley teenager's parents used to be Park Rangers on Derbyshire's High Peak Trail and when he went out with them as a boy he "just loved climbing trees."
He helped out, aged just 15 with a local tree surgeons' business, where members of staff recommended Broomfield Hall to him.
Douglas gained a distinction after studying for the college's one year Level 2 Diploma in Forestry Arboriculture.
He enjoyed the "hands-on" course, which included chainsaw maintenance, industry legislation, how to climb and work safely and a business module. He gained his Level 3 with a merit at a college in York.
He said:

Derby College set me up for the future and really pushed my climbing – every day I wake up and I'm looking forward to work. At the moment I'm planning to go to New Zealand. The country looks amazing and the job is better paid over there.

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