Is this course right for me?

The course is suitable for those who are required to operate chainsaws to fell trees between 380mm and 760mm diameter at felling height, and hollow or rotten trees. It is also suitable for those who are required to use a winch to assist with the taking down of hung up trees, and people who are required to deal with individual windblown trees. 

The course has an emphasis on Health and Safety.


Entry requirements:

  • You must have completed the Chainsaw Maintenance and Operation qualification

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


  • Practical sessions


  • A practical assessment test


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

  • Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue
  • Using a Chainsaw in a tree