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Award for Ground Based Chainsaw Operator (CS30/31)

Industry Short Courses

Combining both elements of CS30 & CS31, Units 201, 202 and 203, 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.

Tuition, NPTC Registration and NPTC Assessment fee - £875


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 4th Sept - Friday 8th Sept 2017 (Hadlow)

Monday 2nd Oct - Friday 6th Oct 2017 (Hadlow)

Monday 6th Nov - Friday 10th Nov 2017 (Hadlow)

Monday 4th Dec - Friday 8th Dec 2017 (Hadlow)

Monday 8th Jan - Friday 12th Jan 2018 (Hadlow)

Monday 5th Feb - Friday 9th Feb 2018 (Hadlow)

Monday 5th March - Friday 9th March 2018 (Hadlow)

Monday 9th April - Friday 13th April 2018 (Hadlow)

Monday 14th May - Friday 18th May 2018 (Hadlow)

Monday 4th June - Friday 8th June 2018 (Hadlow)

Monday 9th July - Friday 13th July 2018 (Hadlow)


Hadlow Campus, Court Lane, Tonbridge, Kent – TN11 0RF

Register your interest

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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