Lantra Chainsaw courses and qualifications

Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting (days 1 & 2 of the five-day course)

Overview

This course covers basic chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting techniques.  

 

Who should attend

Those wishing to develop their knowledge, understanding, and skills.  Most students complete this course as part of the five-day package. 

The qualification

* Knowledge and understanding across a range of forestry and arboriculture functions and activities

*  Be able to work effectively in a forestry and arboriculture environment, both independently and as part of a team

* Be able to review and develop your own practices, and carry out a range of practical forestry and arboriculture tasks, to the required industry standard

* Improve your awareness of health and safety legislation and how individuals can contribute to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) agenda

* Obtain occupational competence practice

* Meet the license-to-practice or other legal requirements

Prerequisites

* Age 16+

* Appropriate level of fitness

Link to the Lantra course information

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Logger cutting wood with chainsaw
Logger cutting wood with chainsaw
Logger cutting wood with chainsaw

Logger cutting wood with chainsaw
Logger cutting wood with chainsaw

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Course dates

Course

Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting and Basic Felling up to 380mm (five-day qualification + half-day assessment)

Courses will run with a minimum of three students and a maximum of four.  If six-eight student places are required we can run two groups simultaneously. 

Dates

December: FULL

January: FULL

February: FULL

March: FULL

March: 29th - 2nd April assessment 3rd

May: 10th-14th - assessment 15th

June: 7th - 11th - assessment 12th

July: 5th - 9th - assessment 10th

August: 2nd - 6th - assessment 11th

Cost £800

Other courses by request, please phone or email to discuss your requirements.

The course involves a lot of physical work, so you'll need at least a minimum level of fitness to successfully complete all the tasks.

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Closeup of freshly cut logs

Level 2 Award In Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm

(days 3-5 of the five-day course)

Overview

This qualification helps you demonstrate your competence in key forestry and arboriculture operations.  It will also confirm your occupational competence and/or license to practice.

Who should attend

Those already, or considering, working in the sector or want to increase their safety and ability for home use. 

The qualification

* Knowledge and understanding across a range of forestry and arboriculture functions and activities

* Work effectively in a forestry and arboriculture environment, both independently and as part of a team

*Review and develop their own practices and carry out a range of practical forestry and arboriculture tasks, to the required industry standard

* Improve awareness of health and safety legislation and how individuals can contribute to the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) agenda.

Prerequisites

Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting

16 +

A minimum level of fitness.

Link to Lantra course information

The five-day course (plus half-day assessment)

Overview

This is the most popular route.  In one week you will work towards both qualifications mentioned above, the level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting, and the level 2 Award In Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm.  This is the quickest way to achieve sector recognized qualifications.

Who should attend

Those wishing to work in the sector or extend their safety and ability for home use. 

Other courses - available on request

 

Chainsaw courses

Chainsaw Maintenance 1-day course LINK

Chainsaw Basic Felling Techniques up to 200mm 2-day course LINK

Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting, and Basic Felling Refresher LINK

Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting, Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm Refresher LINK

Brushcutters / trimmers 1 & 2 day course LINK

Hand-Held Hedge Trimmer LINK

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