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Ground Based Chainsaw Operator (CS30/31)

Industry Short Courses


Combining both elements of CS30 & CS31, this condensed course assumes some prior knowledge; it is therefore not recommended for complete novice chainsaw users. Following successful completion, attendees can go onto study other related forestry and arboriculture courses, as well as use the skills they have developed commercially.


Course Duration:

Part Time

5 days, plus 1 day assessment.


Hadlow Campus

Course Cost


Entry Requirements

Chainsaw & PPE required. This is available to hire at an additional cost of £80.00 approx. Some previous chainsaw experience

Start Dates

Monday 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th November 2016 (Hadlow)

Monday 5th and 12th December 2016 (Hadlow)

Monday 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th January 2017 (Hadlow)

Monday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th February 2017 (Hadlow)

Monday 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th March 2017 (Hadlow)

Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th April 2017 (Hadlow)

Monday 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th May 2017 (Hadlow)

Monday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th June 2017 (Hadlow)

Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st July 2017 (Hadlow)



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If you’re interested in signing up for this course then leave your details and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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