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Brushcutters/Trimmers (Lantra)

CPD and short courses (short course)


2 days

Number of places:6


Learn to operate brushcutters and trimmers for work in this two day integrated training and assessment programme, which is approved by Lantra Awards.

Full description

Who should attend?

This course is for anyone who operates brushcutters and trimmers as part of their work in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance.


Please register your interest and we'll be in touch when new dates are arranged.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

At Writtle College, our courses blending classroom learning with hands-on experience in specialised fields such as sport, agriculture, horticulture, animal studies, equine studies, conservation and floristry.

Our Level 2 and Level 3 programmes are designed to prepare you for your future career or higher education pathways.

Study on our beautiful countryside campus, with dedicated resource centres and state-of-the-art facilities – and be a part of our supportive community.

Where can I study?

Writtle campus
Aerial view of farm building and fields at ARU Writtle

Our picturesque 150-hectare campus is situated in the heart of the Essex countryside.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Standard booking


Bookings of up to 6 people


Contact details

Short Courses team
For group bookings and other enquiries please email [email protected]

Entry requirements

We are governed by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations therefore you will not be allowed to start the course without wearing steel toe capped boots or shoes, gloves and suitable protective clothing which provides full cover for arms and legs. We strongly recommend also wearing a high visibility vest and bringing note taking equipment.

You must bring your own Personal Protective Equipment as listed below:

  • Brushcutter face shield to EN166 and hearing protection to EN352
  • Safety glasses to EN166
  • Safety helmet to EN397 for protection against falling objects and overhead obstructions, incorporating ear protection to EN352. Under a mesh visor as face protection, safety glasses to EN166 must be worn as eye protection
  • Gloves - adequate to protect hands against flying debris

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in this course.

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