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Felling Small Trees up to 380mm

CPD and short courses (short course)


5 days

Four days plus one day assessment to be arranged.


Get the knowledge, understanding and skills required to fell small trees up to 380mm safely, to industry standards, in line with current legislation. This Level 2 Certificate of Competence is NPTC City & Guilds approved.

Full description

Who should attend?

The Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Felling Small Trees up to 380mm is for individuals who operate chainsaws as part of their work in arboriculture, forestry or other industries.


Tuesday 16 January 2024 - Friday 19 January 2024 (9:00am to 4:00pm)
[assessment to be confirmed]
Fully booked

Monday 19 February 2024 - Thursday 22 February 2024 (9:00am to 4:00pm)
[assessment to be confirmed]
Fully booked

Tuesday 2 April 2024 - Friday 5 April 2024 (9:00am to 4:00pm)
[assessment to be confirmed]
Fully booked

Please register your interest in future courses and we'll be in touch when dates are confirmed.

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


The cost includes equipment use and NPTC registration/assessment.

An additional charge maybe incurred if you do not accept the assessment date offered to you.

Contact details

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

Entry requirements

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

You must already be competent in chainsaw maintenance and cross-cutting.

We are governed by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations therefore you will not be allowed to start the course without the correct Personal Protective Equipment which should conform to CE/EN standards:

  • Chainsaw trousers
  • Chainsaw gloves – approved pictogram to BS EN 381-7
  • Chainsaw boots – BS EN ISO 17249 bearing a shield depicting a chainsaw to show compliance with EN381-3, spats are no longer allowed
  • Chainsaw helmet with eye and ear protection

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

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