Is this course right for me?

The course will give you an insight into basic chainsaw maintenance, cross-cutting and felling techniques. You will learn about all aspects of safe use of a chainsaw, what equipment, protective clothing and tools you require. It will also include the felling of small trees up to 380mm diameter at the base.

Course dates:


Entry requirements:

  • There are no entry requirements for this course.


  • Practical sessions.


  • You will be assessed by undertaking a practical assessment test.


Successful candidates can progress to gain further chainsaw qualifications, such as:

  • Felling medium trees and Clearing individual windblown trees
  • Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue 
  • Using a Chainsaw in a tree