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Postby tracy » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:28 pm

Courses in Wales:


The standard UK licence is an NPTC CS30,31 course. Duration 5 days + one assessment, next course 9 - 13th Mar £572 + vat


If you are interested then you may book by email, complete with candidate's name , tel no and an invoicing address.


B Regards


Helen Davies

Pencoed College NPTC Assessment Centre

Bridgend College - Pencoed Campus

Pencoed

Bridgend.

CF35 5LG

Tel 01656 302605 Fax: 01656 302601

[email protected]


Do you know of any other chainsaw courses anywhere in the country? Please advertise here!


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Postby tracy » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:05 pm

BTCV in Cardiff recommend these:


Hywel Rees - Tel 01446 792247 or 07779339808 for NPTC courses

Simply the Best - Tel 01443 670267 for LANTA courses


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Postby tracy » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:06 pm

Kent/ Sussex area

We (Mike and I) highly recommend David Rossney of Esus forestry

[email protected]


He offers a very wide range of courses.


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Postby tracy » Thu May 28, 2009 10:06 am

Adrian is looking for a chainsaw course in the Oxford area - anyone able to advise him where to go?


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Postby athelstan » Thu May 28, 2009 12:12 pm

£572 + vat!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many nights in The Dorchester does that include?


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Postby James M » Thu May 28, 2009 12:45 pm

Chainsaw training is thin on the ground here - Tyneside being better known for its shipbuilding than forestry, but there's an organisation up here who do (quote):


"I have attached an updated price list for chainsaw courses. At the bottom of the list is a combined

price for CS30 & CS31. The combined price works out at £45 (before VAT) cheaper that if you did the

two units individually.


"The course is a two day course. If you don't need an NPTC certificate we also run a similar Lantra

course which covers basic chainsaw maintenance and crosscutting which costs £85 + VAT."


I'm waiting to book once they get enough other people together. I probably need to chase them up.


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Postby Ian in Northampton » Thu May 28, 2009 12:46 pm

Whilst the cost of course includes no nights in the Dorchester the benefits of the course include

considerably reduced chance of death, maiming, injury and damage to property.

Chainsaw courses are expensive but I'd suggest it's money well spent.

They don't remove the risk from using a saw and felling trees but they do give you the tools to do both as safely as possible.

Everyone has to make their own choices based on what they feel they can afford but I'd recommend anyone using a chainsaw to seriously consider a CS30/31 and to compare the cost of the course (and PPE) with the value you put on a limb or a life.


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Postby James M » Thu May 28, 2009 1:03 pm

I've just checked their prices:


CS30.1 Maintain & Operate the Chainsaw 2 days £110.00+vat 4 people

CS30.2 Cross Cutting 2 days £110.00+vat 4 people

CS31 (need CS30.1, CS30.2 first) Fell & process small trees - up to 15" diameter 3 days £125.00 +vat 4 people


CS30.1/2 & CS31 can be undertaken as a single 5 day NPTC course, maximum attendees 4, cost £190+VAT per person


You need your own saw and kit. The location is somewhere in Co.Durham?


What is the difference between Lantra and NPTC?


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Postby DaveTaz » Thu May 28, 2009 7:05 pm

I recently completed my NPTC cs30.1 and cs30.2 at reaseheath college (1 mile from home!). The cost was £348.75 (training fees £220, registration fees £45.75, assessment fees £83.00) and took about one and half days. There was a pre-requisite as well - basic emergency first aid - which put anoher £50 and a half day on to it. Cs31 is an extra £435.75!


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Postby tracy » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:42 am

Courses at Glynllifon


LANTRA Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting

2 days Training

£200 p person

NPTC Assessment CS30 (Optional) £105


LANTRA Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Felling Small Trees

5 days Training

£450 p person

NPTC Assessment CS30/CS31 (Optional) £200


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