Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm (CS32) Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview


This qualification is for those who carry out felling of trees using a chainsaw. If learners are working with chemicals or machinery they need to be appropriately trained or certificated in line with current legislation.

This qualification is about the directional felling of trees using a chainsaw. The felling technique will be appropriate to tree size, weight, condition and species as well as taking into account guidebar size and weather conditions. This covers both coniferous and broadleaved trees, trees that are upright, trees that are weighted towards and that are weighted against a given felling direction.

Learners will be required to bring the following to the course:

· Two passport photographs

· Chainsaw boots

· Calculator

· Lunch: a packed lunch and flask

· We will provide PPE if required

Assessment Methods

Integrated assessment.

Course Summary

Course Title Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm (CS32) Level 3
Entry Requirements

  • NPTC

  • NPTC

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