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Hand Held Hedge Cutters (Lantra)

CPD and short courses (short course)


1 day

Number of places:6


This one day Lantra Awards approved training and assessment programme covers using and maintaining long and short handle machines.

Who should attend?

The training is suitable for operators working in a commercial environment.


Future dates are to be confirmed.

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 states 'It is an offence to intentionally or recklessly take, damage, destroy or interfere with a nest of any wild bird whilst it is in use or being built'.

With this is mind we try to avoid running this course during the main nesting season, between March and August. An environmental risk assessment is completed before the course starts to ensure nests are not disturbed.

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 fee


Bookings of up to 6 people


Contact details

Short Courses team

For group booking of NPTC integrated training and assessment and other enquiries please email [email protected]

Individual NPTC assessment can also be arranged.

Entry requirements

We're governed by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations and protective clothing and equipment must be used: steel toe capped boots or shoes, gloves and suitable protective clothing which provides full cover for arms and legs.

You need to bring your own personal protective equipment:

  • Eye protection, safety glasses or goggles to EN16:1995
  • Face shield or visor
  • Ear defenders
  • Gloves - adequate to protect hands against flying debris

We also strongly recommend wearing a high-visibility vest.

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

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