We offer the full range of chainsaw and tree-climbing NPTC units for tree surgeons and all users of chainsaws.

Training can be arranged on open courses or exclusively for your company or organisation.

We use sites across the Northwest, which are particularly suited and professionally assessed for appropriateness for each course.

All our trainers are approved by either NPTC (National Proficiency Test Council) or LANTRA (Sector Skills Council for Environmental and Land Based Sector). They also all have considerable practical experience in all aspects of arboriculture.

Chainsaw training is carried out in small groups so that you can receive plenty of individual attention from the tutor, which is supplemented by excellent course materials.

We work closely with the Health and Safety Executive to ensure that our materials reflect current safe working practices.

We have detailed here the most commonly requested NPTC and LANTRA training courses however we are able to arrange training in ANY forestry and arboriculture NPTC or LANTRA course and certification as required.

We also offer a range of certificated and non-certificated courses on specialist forestry equipment.

We can provide equipment/PPE for hire, if required.

Chainsaw Courses

NPTC City & Guilds Level 2 Award in ground based chainsaw operations, maintenance, cross cutting and felling up to 380mm (CS30/31)

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NPTC City & Guilds Level 2 Award in tree climbing and rescue (CS38)

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NPTC City & Guilds Level 3 Award in aerial cutting of trees using free fall techniques (CS39)

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NPTC City & Guilds Level 2 Award in felling and processing trees over 380mm (CS32)

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Lantra Integrated Training and Assessment

Lantra Chainsaw basic felling techniques up to 200mm in diameter

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Lantra Chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting

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Lantra Chainsaw maintenance, cross cutting and basic felling techniques (up to 200mm in diameter)

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Training qualifications required from beginner to professional tree surgeon

• NPTC (CS30 / CS31) Level 2 Ground Based Chainsaw Operations. Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Felling Trees up to 380mm in diameter – 5 day course

• NPTC (CS32) Level 3 Award in Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm – 3 day course

• NPTC (CS38) Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Rescue – 5 day course

• NPTC ( CS39) Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Free-fall Techniques – 3 day course

Tree Survey and Inspection Courses

Lantra Basic Tree Survey and Inspection

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Arboricultural Report Writing

Groundcare Courses

Lantra Ride on mowers and pedestrian mowers

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Lantra Brushcutters / Trimmers

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Lantra Woodchipper

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Lantra Stump Grinders

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Pesticide Courses

NPTC City & Guilds Level 2 Award – PA1 Principles of Safe Pesticide Application

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NPTC City and Guilds Level 2 Award – PA6 Hand Held Pesticide Applicators

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Pesticide Refresher Training

NPTC City & Guilds Level 2 Award – PA2 Boom Sprayer

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NPTC City & Guilds Level 2 Award – PA6AW Hand Held Application In or Near Water

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Pest Control Courses

Lantra Awards Domestic Insect Control

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Lantra Awards Rabbit and Mole Control

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Lantra Awards Safe use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control

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Lantra Awards Responsible and Effective Control of Commensal Rodents

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Plant and Machinery Courses

Abrasive Wheels

Lantra/NPTC Dump Trucks / 360° Excavators / 180° Excavators / MEWPs

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Vehicles Courses

Lantra/NPTC Tractors

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ATV’s

Lantra/NPTC Fork Lift Trucks

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