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Safe Use of Hand Held Hedge Cutters City & Guilds L2 Award

Level 2

Course code: M03P108
Type: Part Time
Duration: 1 day with practical 2 hour assessment on another date
Subject area: Forestry & arboriculture
Location: Walford
No fee information available

About the course

This qualification is aimed at those who operate Hand-held hedge cutters as part of their work, either in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping, arboriculture or forestry. It will provide the individual with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to prepare and operate a hand-held hedge cutter safely and to industry standards in line with current legislation.

Read the C&G/NPTC handbook for this qualification:

What qualification will I gain?

City and Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Hand-held Hedge Cutters (0014- 34)

Popular modules

Legislative and safety regulations relating to the application equipment, assessment of environment factors, interpretation of product information, calibration of applicator, the operation of the equipment and post- operational procedures.

Key facts


  • Walford College


  • On application


  • 9:00 – 16:15

What do I need to bring with me?

Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times. All PPE used must comply with relevant AFAG guidance, industry good practice, Health and Safety Executive publications and current legal requirements in terms of specification and use. This is:

  • Face mask. Wear facial protection and always wear goggles.

  • Hearing protection. Wear personal hearing protection, such as ear defenders.

  • Gloves. Heavy-duty gloves, preferably made of leather.

  • Leg protection. Tight-fitting clothing.

  • Safety boots or sturdy shoes with non-slip soles.

Assessment methods

Practical assessment with oral questioning by a City & Guilds NPTC approved Assessor. The Assessor can be the same individual who carried out the training or could be a different person.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be aged 16 or over.