Domestic Chainsaw Use and Log Splitting

CPD and short courses (short course)


Half day


During this four-hour course you will gain an understanding of the correct procedures and safe working practices for using a chainsaw and manual log splitting at home.

Full description

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for people with log burners and/or large gardens who may need to use a chainsaw occasionally. Anyone intending to use a chainsaw professionally should look at our NPTC courses.


  • 5 August 2024

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
For group bookings and other enquiries please email [email protected]

Entry requirements

We are governed by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations therefore candidates will not be allowed to start the course without the correct PPE personal protective equipment. We strongly recommend you also wear a high-visibility vest.

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