City & Guilds NPTC Level 2

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This is a one day integrated training and assessment course which will cover maintenance and safe use of hedge cutters.

Course Content

  • Legislation
  • Machine controls and safety features
  • Pre-start checks
  • Safe operation
  • Maintenance
  • Hedge types

Equipment required:

  • Pen
  • Paper
  • Steel toe capped boots
  • Tough long sleeved non-snag work clothing i.e. overalls
  • Gloves with protection to the back of the hand i.e. rigger type
  • Poly carbinet visor, safety glasses / goggles behind a mesh and ear defenders.

 The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 states “It is an offence to intentionally or recklessly take, damage, destroy or interfere with a nest of any wild bird whilst it is in use or being built.” Therefor we do not run this course between March and August as this is the main nesting season.

Dates & Location:

Date: TBC

Time: 08:30- 17:00

Location: Plumpton


1 day (assessment included)


£150 tuition plus £61 assessment fee


Our horticulture facilities at Plumpton are pretty impressive. In fact you’ll get to experience one of the finest natural locations in the country, perfect for developing your creativity. Whether indoors or outdoors, you’ll be able to build your skills in an excellent environment.

  • Discover our extensively planted areas on-site at Plumpton

As you build your knowledge, you’ll be able to gain a wide experience of being able to identify and maintain different plants.

  • Experience our endangered plant collections at first hand

You’ll be able to experience our Black Poplars and National collection of Hebes, in addition to our endangered plant network connection with Kew Gardens.

  • Grow plants all year round here

We’ve got an excellent large area under glass where you’ll be able to grow plants without the risk of the weather, up to a commercial level.

  • Build even more skills at Plumpton

You’ll be able to develop your brickwork skills and paving at our large landscaping centre.

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