NPTC Level 3 Award

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The course will concentrate on the five basic requirements for NPTC assessment, as well as drawing on safe and accurate working practices. Chainsaws are provided but students must bring their own PPE.

Equipment required

  • Protective Helmet (EN 397) with ear muffs, eye protection and chin strap.
  • Chainsaw Protective Trousers (pr EN 981-5) Type C for tree surgeons. The trousers must have all round leg protection.
  • Safety Boots with chainsaw protection (toe cap EN 345) Chainsaw protection (pr EN 345 part 2), not forestry wellingtons.
  • Chainsaw gloves (EN381-7).
  • For the assessment all candidates will require a personal first aid kit and a whistle.

Course reference: FOP005 

Entry Requirements:
  • NPTC Level 2 Award In Chainsaw Maintenance And Cross Cutting (002003)
  • NPTC Level 2 Award In Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (002004)
  • NPTC Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (002013)
Dates & Location:
  • 1st April - 3rd April 2019

Time: 09:00- 17:00

Plumpton College



3 days plus an assessment day


Course Fee £450

Exam Fee £118

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