What the course involves:
Health and Safety, tree identification, tree health, tree law, chainsaw maintenance, felling trees, tree climbing and aerial rescue techniques, using chainsaw aloft from rope and harness, pruning techniques, first aid training, use of mobile woodchipper, use of mobile elevating work platform (MEWP). Students will be expected to self-study in their own time to consolidate daily course information.
• NPTC CS30 Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting
• NPTC CS31 Small Tree Felling
• NPTC Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue
• NPTC CS39 Using Chainsaw from Rope & Harness
• NPTC MEWP
• NPTC Woodchipper
• C&G Level 1 Horticulture certificate
• C&G Level 2 Forestry certificate
What will this course offer me?
The tree surgery industry is thriving, with excellent employment opportunities. These training courses are an ideal route to enter this exciting industry. Each course provides the opportunity to gain the industry qualifications which are sought after by employers.
For an initial interview and to learn more about the course please contact the Admissions Team on 01273 890454.
LEVEL 2 AWARD IN TREE CLIMBING AND RESCUE. Ideal follow on from the professional NPTC 20-03-20-04 (CS30-31) chainsaw course, for those wishing to work in arboriculture. You will learn about knots, harnesses, safe climbing techniques and aerial rescue including pole rescue. This course is also recommended for ground staff in the industry, who must be able to rescue a climber in difficulty. The course lasts 5 days, plus an assessment day.
This course is for anyone interested in learning how to work with green/ freshly felled wood to make a range of products. If you own or manage woodland it will open up opportunities to use your produce creatively for your own use or to sell. Those interested in learning traditional crafts will also find the course inspiring. John Waller, your tutor for the day, has many years of experience working green wood. John will demonstrate the techniques, tools and materials to convert green wood into many and varied products such as candlesticks, spoons and dibbers and will show you what you can aspire to including chairs, stools and benches. This is a practical hands on day with plenty of time to practice your new skills in cleaving, shaving and pole lathe turning while you make a small item of your own. Plumpton College at Flimwell is part of Plumpton College Centre for Sustainable Food Farming Forestry, please visit www.foodfarmingforestry.co.uk for information about other courses.