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Forestry – Award in the Safe use of Brushcutters & Strimmers

Level 2

Course code: F21P487
Type: Short Courses
Duration: 2 days + half-day assessment
Subject area: Adult Short Courses,Forestry & arboriculture
Location: Holme Lacy
Full Cost - £320.00

* 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 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.

What qualification will I gain?

NPTC certificate

Popular modules

  • 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

Key facts


  • 2 days (+ ½ day assessment)


  • TBC for next dates

Assessment date:

  • TBC

Assessment methods

This is a City & Guilds Integrated Training and Assessment course and as such candidates have on-going assessment during the training course.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be 16 years and over.