New Chainsaw Training Courses
THE NEW COURSES AND QUALIFICATIONS ARE NOW FULLY UNDERWAY WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE APPLYING FOR AND TAKING THE LEVEL TWO AND THREE ASSESSMENTS AVAILABLE FROM LANTRA AWARDS.
CHANGES TO OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS FOR CHAINSAW TRAINING
Some important changes have been made to the training and assessment of forestry and arboriculture qualifications. The changes
reflect a complete revision of the National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Trees and Timber. A Large number of industry professionals and trade associations have worked together with Lantra Awards and City & Guilds NPTC to make certain that the new standards reflect the real needs of the sector. The new qualifications have replaced the old CS units and are now referred to as a Licence To Practice rather than Certificate of Competence. NPC Training can offer training to these new standards for forestry and arboriculture. Furthermore, it will now be possible to arrange training AND assessment through Lantra Awards making the whole process much more streamlined and uncomplicated.
There are a range of chainsaw training courses more suited to the occasional chainsaw user so if you are just cutting firewood or tidying up the estate, there is a course for you.
There is also be a range of refresher chainsaw courses that will bring training up to date and details of these can be found elsewhere on this site.
All prior qualifications held relating to the CS units, will still be recognised.
For the first time, NPC Training is able to arrange and deliver recognised qualifications with regulated assessment in the area of forestry and arboriculture and they will be identical to those offered by any other Awarding Organisation.
In short you can be sure that if you choose NPC Training as your training provider you will not only be getting the very best in training standards but also a choice of assessment options, stringent quality assurance and an excellent customer service.
The following courses are now available and lead to Level 2 or 3 Regulated Qualifications (Licence To Practice) following the relevant assessments.
ALL the following can be offered either as a training only course, an assessment only leading to a LICENCE TO PRACTICE or a training course with assessment leading to a LICENCE TO PRACTICE. This is A BIG CHANGE meaning that, for the first time, training and assessment can be obtained from one source which gives greater choice and flexibility.
The table below shows the new qualifications available with their level. Also shown is the old CS unit reference that applies to the new qualification. Training courses are available to prepare candidates for all these qualifications which give a Licence To Practice.
Please click on any course title in the left hand column for an information sheet.
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|New Qualification Title and Level||Code (training course)||Old CS Unit Reference||New Qualification Code|
|Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance||971||CS30.1||972|
|Level 2 Award in Cross-cut Timber Using A Chainsaw||992||CS30.2||975|
|Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting||991||CS30.1 & CS30.2||974|
|Level 2 Award in Felling & Processing Trees Up To 380mm||2541||CS31||976|
|Level 2 Award in Cross-cutting, Maintenance & Felling Trees up to 380mm (see above two courses for details)||2564||CS30 & CS31||974 & 976|
|Level 3 Award in Emergency Tree Work Operations||2542||CS50||977|
|Level 3 Award in Felling & Processing Tres Over 380mm||2543||CS32||978|
|Level 3 Award in Assisted Fell Operations (coming soon)||2544||N/A||979|
|Level 3 Award in Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw (coming soon)||2545||CS34 & CS35||980|
|Level 2 Award in Remove Branches and Breakdown Crowns||2546||CS37||981|
|Level 2 Award in Using a Powered Pole Pruner||2547||CS48||984|
|Level 2 Award in Accessing a Tree Using a Rope & Harness||2548||CS38.1 & CS46||985|
|Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Rescue Operations||2549||CS38.2||986|
|Level 2 Award in Aerial Rescue & Access a Tree With a Rope & Harness||2565||985 & 986|
|Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Free Fall Techniques||2550||CS39 & CS46||987|
|Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Rigging (coming soon)||2552||CS41||989|
|Level 4 Award in Thorough Examination of Arboricultural Lifting Equipment||2553||--||2583|
|Level 3 Award in Use of A Chainsaw From a Mobile Elevated Work Platform (MEWP).||2554||CS47||2582|
|Level 2 Award in Supporting Colleagues Undertaking Off Grounf Tree Operations (qualification only)||--||CS45||982|
|Level 3 Award in Preparing and Agreeing Emergency Tree Work Operations (qualification only)||--||--||983|
|INTEGRATED TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT ( For occasional operators)|
|Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting||2556||N/A||N/A|
|Chainsaw Basic Felling Techniques Up To 200mm||2557||N/A||N/A|
|Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting and Basic Felling Techniques up to 200mm. Please click on above two courses for details.||2558||N/A||N/A|
|Using A Powered Pole Pruner||2559||N/A||N/A|