Award in the Safe use of Brushcutters & Strimmers

This two day course is for those operators undertaking ground maintenance including local authority, private, volunteers, schools, sports grounds and looking to be qualified in the use of a Strimmer or Brushcutter. Candidates must be 16 years and over.

Course Content

  • Maintenance  engine drive systems and gear leads
  • Selection and maintenance of cutting heads –  nylon/steel
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Safe working practice
  • Risk assessment for differing sites
  • Fuel mixing
  • Legislation


This is a City & Guilds Integrated Training and Assessment course and as such candidates have on-going assessment during the training course. On successful completion of the course students will be awarded a NPTC certificate.

Key Facts

Campus: Holme Lacy Campus, Hereford

Duration: 2 days (+ ½ day assessment)


  • 15th-16th March 2023
  • 5th – 6th April 2023

Time: 09:15 – 16:30

Fee: £320.00 including NPTC Assessment

Assessment date: TBC