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Horticultural Machine Maintenance, Service and Repair

CPD and short courses (short course)


1 day

Number of places:8


Learn how to maintain your garden machinery such as line trimmers, brushcutters, hedgecutters, blowers and rotary mowers in this one day course.

Full description

Who should attend?

This course is for small businesses, self-employed individuals and property owners with larger gardens. If you require a more in depth knowledge on specific equipment you may wish to consider a more advanced servicing and repair course.


The next course dates will be:

  • Wednesday 10 April 2024 (9:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Wednesday 17 April 2024 (9:00am to 4:00pm)
  • Wednesday 24 April 2024 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

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 8 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 candidates 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.

You must bring your own Personal Protective Equipment, but if this presents a problem we can provide:

  • Eye protection, safety glasses or goggles to EN16:1995
  • Face shield or visor
  • Ear defenders
  • 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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