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CPD and short courses (short course)


1 day

Number of places:4


Learn to prepare, use and maintain a woodchipper safely in this one day City & Guilds NPTC integrated training and assessment programme.

Full description

Who should attend?

This course is for individuals who operate a manually fed woodchipper as part of their work in arboriculture, forestry or other industries.


Wednesday 27 March 2024
Fully booked

Friday 12 April 2024
Fully booked

Friday 17 May 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 fee


Bookings of up to four people


Contact details

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

Entry requirements

You need a good level of physical fitness and an ability to study written technical information.

We are governed by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations therefore you will not be allowed to start the course without wearing steel toe capped boots or shoes and suitable protective clothing which provides full cover for arms and legs. We strongly recommend you also wear a high visibility vest.

You may prefer, for your own comfort and safety, to bring your own PPE; hat, gloves and ear defenders.

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

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