Training Courses

Treetops Training Full Price List from 25th Sep 2019

Course title Number of days Cost of course VAT Total cost
City & Guilds NPTC level 2 award in Chainsaw maintenance & Cross Cutting (CS30) 2 days training
1 day assessment
£375 £75 £450
City & Guilds NPTC level 2 award in Felling & Processing Trees upto 380mm (CS31) 3 days training
1 day assessment
£490 £98 £588
City & Guilds NPTC level 2 award in Chainsaw maintenance, Cross Cutting, Felling & Processing Trees upto 380mm (CS30/31) 5 days training
1 day assessment
£700 £140 £840
City & Guilds NPTC level 2 award in Felling & Processing Trees over 380mm (CS32) 3 days training
1 day assessment
£540 £108 £648
City & Guilds NPTC level 2 award in the Safe Use of Manually Fed Wood-Chipper 1 day training
1 day assessment
£260 £52 £312
City & Guilds NPTC level 2 award in the Safe Use of Stump Grinders 1 day training
1 day assessment
£260 £52 £312

QCF002003 Level 2 (CS30) - Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting

Course Description:

This is a 2 day course that covers the maintenance of chainsaws and the crosscutting of timber under 15 inches in diameter. This course prepares candidates for an assessment that covers the NPTC units CS30.1 and CS30.2

Suitable for:

This course is for novice operators with little to no experience with a chainsaw. It is aimed at operators that are required to maintain chainsaws and crosscut timber only.

Pre-requisites:

None

Duration:

This course will take 2 days to complete and a 3rd day is required for assessments. The mornings will be spent maintaining saws while the afternoons will be spent learning different crosscutting techniques.

Times:

9am - 5pm (approx)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand operator safety while maintaining and using a chainsaw
  • Be able to carry out routine maintenance on a chainsaw
  • Be able to start and check a chainsaw
  • Be able to safely crosscut timber under 15 inches in diameter
  • Stack crosscut timer

Equipment Required:

  • Waterproof clothing
  • Chainsaw protective gloves
  • Chainsaw protective trousers
  • Chainsaw protective boots
  • Helmet with visor and ear defenders

Cost:

The total cost of the course is £390 + VAT this includes both registration and assessment fees

QCF002004 Level 2 (CS31) - Felling and processing trees smaller than 380mm diameter

Course Description:

This is a 3 day course that covers the felling and processing of trees upto 15 inches in diameter. This course prepares candidates for an assessment that covers the NPTC unit CS31.

Suitable for:

This course is for novice operators with little to no experience using a chainsaw. It is aimed at operators that are required to operate chainsaws for felling trees with a maximum diameter of 15 inches.

Pre-requisites:

Candidates for this course must already have a qualification in CS30

Duration:

This course will take 3 days to complete and a 4th day is required for assessments. All 3 days will be spent felling trees on site.

Times:

9am - 5pm (approx)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on a work site
  • Select and prepare equipment required for safe and effective felling
  • Fell trees smaller than 15 inches in diameter accurately using an appropriate method
  • Fell leaning trees
  • Remove branches in an effective manner
  • Crosscut stems accurately and safely to a given length
  • Stack timber using appropriate manual handling techniques
  • Take down small hung up trees safely using appropriate hand tools

Equipment Required:

  • Waterproof clothing
  • Chainsaw protective gloves
  • Chainsaw protective trousers
  • Chainsaw protective boots
  • Helmet with visor and ear defenders

Cost:

The total cost of this course is £510 + VAT this includes both registration and assessment fees

Combined QCF002003/4 Level 2 (CS30/31) - Chainsaw maintenance, crosscutting and felling

Description:

This is a 5 day course that covers the maintenance of chainsaws and the felling and crosscutting of trees with a maximum diameter of 15 inches. This course prepares candidates for an assessment that covers the NPTC units CS30 and CS31.

Suitable for:

This course is for novice operators with little to no experience using a chainsaw. It is aimed at operators that are required to maintain chainsaws and operate chainsaws for felling trees with a maximum diameter of 15 inches.

Pre-requisites:

None

Duration:

This course will take 5 days to complete and a 6th day is required for assessments. The mornings will be spent maintaining saws while the afternoons will be spent learning crosscutting and felling techniques.

Times:

9am - 5pm (approx)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand operator safety while maintaining and using a chainsaw
  • Be able to carry out routine maintenance on a chainsaw
  • Be able to start and check a chainsaw
  • Be able to safely crosscut timber under 15 inches in diameter
  • Stack crosscut timber
  • Select and prepare the equipment required for safe and effective felling
  • Fell trees smaller than 15 inches in diameter accurately using an appropriate method
  • Fell leaning trees
  • Remove branches in an affective manner
  • Crosscut stems accurately and safely to a given length
  • Take down small hung up trees safely using appropriate manual techniques

Equipment Required:

  • Waterproof clothing
  • Chainsaw protective gloves
  • Chainsaw protective trousers
  • Chainsaw protective boots
  • Helmet with visor and ear defenders

Cost:

The total cost of this course is £770 + VAT this includes both registration and assessment fees

QCF002101 Level 3 (CS32) - Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm

Course Description:

This is a 3 day course that covers the felling and processing of tree greater than 380mm (15 inches) in diameter. This course prepares candidates for an asessment that covers the NPTC unit CS32.

Suitable For:

This course is suited for people that are intending or are required to fell trees in excess of 15 inches diameter

Pre-requisites:

CS30 and CS31

Duration:

This course will take 3 days to complete and a 4th day is required for assessments. All 3 days of the course will be spent onsite learning to fell larger trees.

Times:

9am - 5pm (approx)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the risk assessment and emergency procedures on site
  • Select equipment required for safe and effective felling
  • Fell trees over 15 inches in diameter safely and accurately using an appropriate method
  • Sned and or de-limb trees
  • Crosscut stems that are over the guide bar length in diameter to a given specification
  • Select suitable winching equipment required for the take down of larger trees
  • Take down a hung up tree with a winch

Equipment Required:

  • Waterproof clothing
  • Chainsaw protective gloves
  • Chainsaw protective boots
  • Chainsaw protective trousers
  • Helmet with visor and ear defenders
  • Chainsaw with a 15 inch guide bar

Cost:

The total cost of the course is £450 + VAT this includes both registration and assessment fees

QCF002013 Level 2 (CS38) - Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue

Course Description:

This is a 5 day course that is designed to equip candidates with the skills required to climb and manoevre safely within a trees canopy and to be able to perform an aerial rescue. This prepares the candidates to take an assessment for City & Guilds NPTC CS38.

Suitable For:

This course is suitable for candidates that are required to access and work in trees using a rope and harness and possibly rescue an injured climber from the crown of a tree or a standing pole and are currently inexperienced in the climbing of trees.

Pre-requisites:

None

Duration:

This course will take 5 days to complete and a 6th day is required for assessments. The 5 days of training will be split between theory and practical to cover all aspects of the subject.

Times:

9am - 5pm (approx)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Risk assessments and Legislation
  • Working with rope and knots
  • Accessing trees and movement around the canopy
  • Aerial rescue methods
  • Work positioning techniques

Equipment Required:

  • Waterproof clothing
  • All climbing equipment owned (must be LOLER compliant - this will be checked on the first day)
  • Helmet with visor and ear defenders

Cost:

The total cost of this course is £550 + VAT this includes both registration and assessment fees.

QCF002107 Level 3 (CS39) - Chainsaw from a rope and harness

Course Description:

This is a 3 day course that is designed to give the basic skills in the safe use of a chainsaw from a rope and harness within a tree. It combines the skills learnt in CS30, CS31 and CS38. This prepares the candidates to take an assessment for City & Guilds NPTC CS39.

Suitable For:

Candidates that are required to use a chainsaw within the crown of a tree.

Pre-requisites:

  • CS30
  • CS31
  • CS38

Duration:

This course will take 3 days to complete and a 4th day is required for assessments.

Times:

9am - 5pm (approx)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Risk assessment and legislation
  • Working with rope and knots
  • Accessing trees and movement around the canopy
  • Work positioning techniques whilst operating a chainsaw
  • Practice appropriate cutting techniques

Equipment Required:

  • Waterproof clothing
  • All climbing equipment owned (must be LOLER compliant - this will be checked on the first day)
  • Chainsaw protective gloves
  • Chainsaw protective boots
  • Chainsaw protective trousers (Type C)
  • Helmet with visor and ear defenders
  • A top handled chainsaw providing it complies with current safety standards

Cost:

The total cost of this course is £370 + VAT this includes both registration and assessment fees

QCF002054 Level 2 - Safe Use of Stump Grinders

Description:

This course is designed to enable learners to maintain, prepare and operate a stump grinder.

Suitable for:

This course is suitable for anyone that wants to learn how to remove tree stumps.

Pre-requisites:

None

Duration:

1 day of training and 1 day for assessment

Times:

9am - 5pm (approx)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to carry out a hazard and risk assessment on site
  • Be familiar with the use of the machine, its safety features and maitenance
  • Demonstrate the procedure of changing the cutting mechanism of the machine being used
  • Positioning the machine into the correct work position
  • Operate machine to remove tree stumps

Equipment Required:

  • Waterproof clothing
  • Steal toe cap boots
  • Helmet with ear defenders and visor

Cost:

The total cost of the course is £260 + VAT this includes both registration and assessment fees

QCF002058 Level 2 - Safe Use of Manually Fed Wood-chipper

Description:

This course is designed to enable learners to maintain, prepare and operate a manually fed wood-chipper.

Suitable for:

Anyone that wants to learn how to operate a manually fed wood-chipper to dispose of brash, and timber upto a diameter of the capacity of the machine being used.

Pre-requisites:

None

Duration:

1 day of training and 1 day of assessments

Times:

9am - 5pm (approx)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Be able to carry out a hazard and risk assessment on site
  • Be familiar with the use of the machine, its safety features and maintenance
  • Be aware of the various cutting mechanisms available and the procedure of changing the cutting mechanism on the machine being used
  • Positioning the machine into the correct work position
  • Operate machine to process material

Equipment Required:

  • Waterproof clothing
  • Steal toe cap boots
  • Helmet with ear defenders and visor

Costs:

The total cost of the course is £260 + VAT this includes registration and assessment fees

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