NPTC (201/202/203) Chainsaw Maintenance, Crosscutting & Felling of Small Trees

8–12 March

Course Cost: £820

Venue: The GreenWood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR

NPTC Qualification 002003 (CS30) 002004 (CS31)

5 days training + 1 day assessment.

This course combines two NPTC qualification cross cutting and chainsaw maintenance with small diameter tree felling up to 380mm diameter.


You will learn:

  • Selecting a chainsaw appropriate to use
  • Correct PPE appropriate to use.
  • Chainsaw maintenance – sharpening and routine chainsaw maintenance
  • Starting, stopping and chainsaw safe handling
  • Assessing and preparing a tree before felling
  • Safe tree felling using different felling techniques appropriate to situation
  • Taking down a hung up tree.
  • Removal of side branches and preparing trees for extraction

The course will take place at the Green Wood centre workshop and within local designated training woodlands. The training will be followed by a 1 day assessment undertaken by an external NPTC approved assessor normally within 1 week of training

The certificate will allow you to undertake tree felling and chainsaw use , to the areas covered in training, on private and public woodlands which require prove of competence and to meet some insurance criteria.

Tutor; Bob Smith. Professional Forestry contractor with many years experience training a range of groups including Forestry Commission, Forestry contractors and woodland owners.

Full details of training covered within the qualification will be sent on request.


Tutor; Bob Smith. Professional Forestry contractor  with many years experience training  a range of groups including Forestry Commission, Forestry contractors  and woodland owners.


BOOKING OPTIONS: Contact the Office 01952 432769 or email 

* Due to Covid-19 we will not be taking any payments until we can be sure that the course will be able to run. Bookings will still be taken as usual and payment  will be requested closer to the  course date when we can confirm the course is running

FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Richard Thomason 01952 432769/07964 934556

Special offer for our members: 20% off all course fees! Please contact Judith on the details above to get your discount.



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