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Chainsaws – Award in Maintenance and Cross Cutting (CS30)

Course code: F21P539
Type: Short Courses
Duration: 2 days
Subject area: Agriculture
Location: Holme Lacy
Full Cost - £265.00

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This course consists of two modules Maintenance of the Chainsaw and On-site preparation and basic cross cutting . This course is a pre-requisite for all other short courses involving Chainsaw operation.

What qualification will I gain?

NPTC Award in Chainsaw and Related Operations

Why choose us

HLNSC have industry-qualified tutors with substantial experience in this subject area.

What you could do next

Candidates can progress on to Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm or on to the Award in Accessing a Tree Using a Rope and Harness Including Aerial Tree Rescue Operations

Popular modules

  • Risk assessment and emergency procedures

  • Routine operator maintenance of the chainsaw

  • Round timber cross-cutting techniques of pre-cut timber up to guide bar length

Key facts

Minimum Age:

  • Students need to be 19 years or older to enrol on this course


  • 2 days (plus additional 1/2 day for NPTC assessment)


  • 09:15 – 16:30


  • 26th-27th April 2023

  • 20th – 21st June 2023

Assesment Date:

  • TBC

Assessment methods

Following the course, candidates will be assessed for NPTC Award in Chainsaw and Related Operations. This is a practical assessment. Tests are organised separately by NPTC and can be taken at College or on you own site. Tests take place on a separate day, test date will be confirmed at the start of the course.