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Chainsaw from a Rope and Harness (NPTC)

CPD and short courses (short course)


3 days


Gain an NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in using a chainsaw from a rope and harness. Our accredited course at Writtle College is ideal if you use chainsaws as part of your work in arboriculture, forestry or other industries.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for professionals who use chainsaws as part of their work in arboriculture, forestry or other industries.


Dates are to be confirmed.

Please register your interest in future courses and we'll be in touch when 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


Contact details

Short Courses team
[email protected]

Entry requirements

You must hold Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting, Felling Trees up to 380mm, Access a Tree Using a Rope and Harness, and Aerial Tree Rescue certification before applying for this course.

This intensive, practical course requires a good level of physical fitness and an ability to study written technical information.

Equipment is provided but you may prefer to bring your own climbing equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE), as outlined above in the section 'Full description'. If you choose to do this, all PPE and rigging equipment must comply with LOLER regulations.

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

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We'll be in touch when new dates are available.

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