Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting (CS30) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting (CS30) (Short Course) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Subject Area: Arboriculture (Forestry and Tree Care) Suffolk Rural (Otley) Construction Professional Development


Course Information

  • Start Date: Mar, 2020
  • Attendance: Specialist Training
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Course Code:
  • Entry Requirements

    No requirements needed.

    Course Overview

    This course takes place at our Suffolk Rural campus in Otley, and multiple course dates are offered.

    For beginners intending to use chainsaws for domestic, business, or leisure activities, to achieve a basic competence award as required by PUWER.

    This qualification is about the maintenance of a chainsaw and cross-cutting trees at ground level. Cross-cutting operations will include cross-cutting timber under tension in the form of fallen branches, tops, tree sections, severed uprooted stems, horizontal stems, or any timber in a similar situation. This describes the cross-cutting of trees or timber into either manageable sections or to a given length and diameter specification, either where trees have been felled (“at stump”), or at a conversion point to where trees or timber have been extracted.

    You will need to bring: All PPE and equipment necessary to the course.

    To apply, click 'Apply' where you will be taken to the Eventbrite page.


    This course leads to a City & Guilds Level 2 Award 0020-03 via a competency assessment. Competency will be assessed by the NTPC after you have completed the training course, not on the day of the course. Your assessment will be booked through the NPTC to be carried out at a convenient time and location. You will be assessed by using a combination of practical assessment and theory-based questioning.

    Please submit a clear, passport-style photo to in advance of your course for your ID card registration. Failure to do this will incur a charge if additional certificates or ID cards need to be issued.

    If you have any queries about the assessment please contact the NPTC on 01603 731250. Successful candidates will be awarded their certificate directly from the NPTC.

    NPTC - Disabilities and Access Arrangements

    Please inform us immediately, if you have not already done so, of any disabilities that may disadvantage you in successful completion of your assessment; for example if you have dyslexia or English is not your first language, or any mild disability which may require you to have some assistance. Under guidance from C&G we are able to make access arrangements for some learners to demonstrate their competence under assessment, without changing the demands of that assessment. Examples of access arrangements include: readers, scribes, extra time, or modified assessment material. However, as Certificates of Competence are vocational qualifications, candidates must achieve all the required units to gain a full qualification, and the awarding body will not make adjustments to the required competence standards.

    If you would like to discuss this further or make access arrangements for your assessment, then please contact NPTC directly on 01603 731250.

    Course Highlights

    The course content includes:

    • Identify the appropriate protective clothing and equipment
    • Work Preparation
    • Servicing and Maintaining the Saw
    • Cross cutting of timber

    Next Steps

    Available dates (as of the date of posting) for this course are as follows - please see the Eventbrite page for live course availability:

    • Thursday 5th March | 08:30 - 16:30
    • Wednesday 1st April | 08:30 - 16:30
    • Thursday 21st May | 08:30 - 16:30
    • Thursday 18th June | 08:30 - 16:30
    • Wednesday 15th July | 08:30 - 16:30
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