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Practical Countryside Skills - Machinery

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Short Training Courses

(10 day consecutive maximum) Many of the providers have further details on the Centres and Providers pages.
For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.




Practical Countryside Skills - Machinery

Typical courses include: chainsaw certification, brush cutter and sprayer certification, MIDAS type driving courses. 

Practial skills courses eg hedgelaying are on another page.

Course looking at the theory behind these employing these techniques are another page.

First aid and health and safely type courses have a separate page.


August 2019

26/08/2019    Brushcutters & Trimmers    2 Days

Stirling, The Conservation Volunteers Scotland. Contact: 01786 476170 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk tcvscotland.eventbrite.com

This course will teach you all you need to know about Brushcutters and Trimmers and will lead to a LANTRA certificate.

Cost £unknown


28/08/2019    Aerial Tree Pruning (formally CS40) NPTC / City and Guilds    2 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Two days training plus one day for assessment. Covering the correct pruning of trees from a rope and harness. Pre requisites are tree climbing (CS38), chainsaw (CS30 and CS31) and chainsaw free fall techniques (CS39)

Cost £unknown


28/08/2019    LANTRA Brushcutter/Trimmers - Maintenance and Operation    1 Day

Venue to be confirmed, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/758/lantra-brushcuttertrimmers-maintenance-and-operation

This course is designed for anybody with some experience of using brushcutters and/or trimmmers or who has previously gained their LANTRA certificate and would like to refresh their skills. The course is suitable for employees or volunteers in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance.

Cost £135.00


29/08/2019    Safe Use of Leaf Blowers NPTC / City and Guilds     0.5 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Half a day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


31/08/2019    NPTC Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting    3 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

2 days plus 1 day assessment. Chainsaw maintenance - sharpening and routine chainsaw maintenance. Crosscutting - how to keep you safe and efficient, to prevent unnecessary wear or damage. NPTC approved assessor. The certificate will allow you to use a chainsaw on private and public woodlands which require prove of competence.

Cost £400.00


September 2019

02/09/2019    Lantra Awards Professional Tree Inspection    3 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training Ltd. Contact: 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/wordpress/events/lantra-awards-professional-tree-inspection-3/

This will enable you to identify defects from ground level, from a climbed inspection or inspection aided by the use of a Mobile Elevated Working Platform (MEWP)*. How to specify the necessary remedial works and record the inspection process; this would then form a part of a defensible system.

Cost £530.20


02/09/2019    Ground Based Chainsaw Operation (CS30 & CS31)    5 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training Ltd. Contact: 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/chainsaw-training-courses/

This course is for anyone who is required to operate chainsaws for cross cutting and felling small trees. It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed for the regulated qualification: Level 2 Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operator.

Cost £838.95


03/09/2019    PA1 - Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides NPTC / City and Guilds    1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This is a pre requisite for other pesticide application units, assessment is through on online multiple choice exam. Grandfather Rights unit 1 can be run along side this course

Cost £unknown


04/09/2019    PA6pp - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (ECOPLUGS) NPTC / City and Guilds     0.5 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Half day training plus one day assessment on the safe use of ECOPLUGS, pre requisite is PA1

Cost £unknown


04/09/2019    PA6inj - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (stem injection) NPTC / City and Guilds     0.5 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Half day training plus one day assessment on the safe use of stem injection equipment for giant hogweed, japanese knotweed etc, pre requisite is PA1

Cost £unknown


05/09/2019    PA6aw - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment to or near water (knapsacks/lance from a tank) NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This course is for people who use knapsacks or hand lances from a tank on or near water only, the pre-requisite is PA1. Training is one day plus one day for the assessment.

Cost £unknown


05/09/2019    PA6a - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (knapsacks/lance from a tank) NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This course is for people who use knapsacks or hand lances from a tank, the pre-requisite is PA1. Training is one day plus one day for the assessment.

Cost £unknown


05/09/2019    Utility Arboriculture Basic Electrical Knowledge (UA1)    2 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training Ltd. Contact: 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/wordpress/events/city-guilds-nptc-basic-electrical-knowledge-ua1-23rd-24th-january-2018/

Provides candidates with knowledge of the principles of working safely in proximity to overhead and underground utility services, idnetify electrical equipment, electrically categorise trees and understand their responsibilities on site.

Cost £429.00


05/09/2019    Lantra Awards Basic Tree Survey & Inspection    1 Day

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training Ltd. Contact: 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/wordpress/events/lantra-awards-basic-tree-survey-inspection-04th-december-2017/

Our basic one day Tree Inspection Training Course aims to provide you with the knowledge to be able to identify a hazardous tree, determine the level of risk and then decide on an appropriate course of action.

Cost £187.00


09/09/2019    Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Felling and Processing of Trees up to 380mm (formally CS30 and CS31) NPTC / City and Guilds     4 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Four days training plus a fifth day for the assessment. Covering the maintenance of a chainsaw, cross cutting and felling and processing trees upto 380mm in diameter Ideal for those new to chainsaws or those needing certificates of competence evidence.

Cost £unknown


09/09/2019    Ground Based Chainsaw Operation (CS30 & CS31)    5 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training Ltd. Contact: 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/chainsaw-training-courses/

This course is for anyone who is required to operate chainsaws for cross cutting and felling small trees. It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed for the regulated qualification: Level 2 Award in Ground Based Chainsaw Operator.

Cost £838.95


09/09/2019    Accessing a Tree Using a Rope & Harness, Aerial Tree Rescue Operations & Aerial Cutting Of Trees (CS38 & CS39)    5 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training Ltd. Contact: 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/tree-climbing-training-courses/tree-climbing-rescue-aerial-cutting-trees-cs38-39/

The course provides the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed for: Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing & Rescue & Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees.

Cost £996.95


10/09/2019    Safe Use of Hedge Cutters Handheld NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


11/09/2019    Safe Use of Leaf Blowers NPTC / City and Guilds     0.5 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Half a day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


12/09/2019    ATV Sit In (Polaris/Gator) NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


12/09/2019    LANTRA Brushcutter/Trimmers - Maintenance and Operation    1 Day

Venue to be confirmed, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/748/lantra-brushcuttertrimmers-maintenance-and-operation

This course is designed for anybody with some experience of using brushcutters and/or trimmmers or who has previously gained their LANTRA certificate and would like to refresh their skills. The course is suitable for employees or volunteers in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance.

Cost £135.00


16/09/2019    Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (formally CS38) NPTC / City and Guilds     5 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

A five day course plus one day assessment. Covering accessing a tree safely, positioning techniques within the crown and aerial rescue methods. Equipment can be provided please contact us for more details

Cost £unknown


17/09/2019    Safe Use of Brush Cutters and Trimmers NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


17/09/2019    Preparing, Agreeing and Emergency Treework Operations (New award & CS50)    3 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training Ltd. Contact: 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/tree-felling-training-courses/emergency-treework-operations-cs50/

This award is suited to the professional chainsaw user, who already holds the pre-requisite qualifications, and may be involved in emergency/urgent tree works typically as a result of tree failure, vehicular accident or weather-related emergency.

Cost £708.40


18/09/2019    Lantra Awards Woodchippers    1 Day

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training Ltd. Contact: 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/wordpress/events/lantra-awards-woodchippers-15th-january-2018/

Our Woodchippers training course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are not only confident when using the woodchipper but that you are also aware of relevant health and safety guidelines making sure you stay protected.

Cost £191.60


19/09/2019    Lantra Awards 1 Day Brushcutters/trimmers (Experienced Users)    1 Day

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training Ltd. Contact: 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/wordpress/events/lantra-awards-1-day-brushcutterstrimmers-experienced-users-28th-september-2017/

Our Brushcutters/Trimmers integrated training and assessment course has experienced instructors who will make sure that you use the trimmer safely and with confidence, and that you understand the relevant regulations and safety requirements. Once you have successfully carried out this course you will receive a certificate of training for Brushcutters/Trimmers.

Cost £146.00


23/09/2019    Lantra Sit in ATV- Conventional Steer     1 Day

Skipton, North Yorkshire , Land Rover Experience North Yorkshire . Contact: 01756 611060 sophie@lre3.co.uk www.yorkshire.landroverexperience.co.uk

Our course covers the key fundamentals of driving, loading and health and safety. Once you have successfully carried out this course you will receive a certificate of training for Sit-in ATV (Conventional Steered). Valid 5 years. Various dates available - call for info.

Cost £166.00


24/09/2019    Chainsaw Course - Aerial Tree Pruning (CS40)    3 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training Ltd. Contact: 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/tree-climbing-training-courses/aerial-tree-pruning-cs40/

The course provides the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed for: Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Pruning

Cost £357.95


25/09/2019    Safe Use of Rat and Mice Poison NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Any one who uses rat/mice poison as a professional (farmer/gamekeeper/pest controller etc) will need a certificate of competence from Spring 2016. This one day course plus one day assessment upon achievement will enable you to purchase the rodenticides you require for pest control, this is also available online (learn at home then attend the face to face practical assessment)

Cost £unknown


25/09/2019    Aerial Tree Rigging (CS41)    4 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training Ltd. Contact: 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/tree-climbing-training-courses/aerial-tree-rigging-cs41/

The course provides the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed for: Level 3 Award in Aerial Tree Rigging.

Cost £680.95


25/09/2019    LANTRA Brushcutter/Trimmers - Maintenance and Operation    1 Day

Venue to be confirmed, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/749/lantra-brushcuttertrimmers-maintenance-and-operation

This course is designed for anybody with some experience of using brushcutters and/or trimmmers or who has previously gained their LANTRA certificate and would like to refresh their skills. The course is suitable for employees or volunteers in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance.

Cost £135.00


26/09/2019    Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control (Phostoxin and Talunex) NPTC / City and Guilds    1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Phostoxin and Talunex for the control of rabbits, rats and moles requires you to hold a certificate of competence to buy and apply the product. This one day training plus one day assessment will enable you to do so upon achievement.

Cost £unknown


30/09/2019    Accessing a Tree Using a Rope & Harness, Aerial Tree Rescue Operations & Aerial Cutting Of Trees (CS38 & CS39)    5 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training Ltd. Contact: 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/tree-climbing-training-courses/tree-climbing-rescue-aerial-cutting-trees-cs38-39/

The course provides the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed for: Level 2 Award in Tree Climbing & Rescue & Level 3 Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees.

Cost £996.95


October 2019

01/10/2019    Safe Use of Stump Grinder NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


02/10/2019    Felling and Processing Trees Over 380mm (formally CS32) NPTC / City and Guilds     2 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Two days training plus one day assessment. Felling and processing trees above 380mm in diameter.

Cost £unknown


03/10/2019    LANTRA Brushcutter/Trimmers - Maintenance and Operation    1 Day

Breakheart Quarry, Dursley, Glos. GL11 6ER, Cotswolds Conservation Board . Contact: 01451 862000 ruralskills@cotswoldsaonb.org.uk www.cotswoldsruralskills.org.uk/events/view/750/lantra-brushcuttertrimmers-maintenance-and-operation

This course is designed for anybody with some experience of using brushcutters and/or trimmmers or who has previously gained their LANTRA certificate and would like to refresh their skills. The course is suitable for employees or volunteers in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance.

Cost £135.00


04/10/2019    Safe Use of Hedge Cutters Handheld NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


07/10/2019    Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruner NPTC / City and Guilds    1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


07/10/2019    PA1 - Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides NPTC / City and Guilds    1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This is a pre requisite for other pesticide application units, assessment is through on online multiple choice exam. Grandfather Rights unit 1 can be run along side this course

Cost £unknown


08/10/2019    PA6a - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (knapsacks/lance from a tank) NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This course is for people who use knapsacks or hand lances from a tank, the pre-requisite is PA1. Training is one day plus one day for the assessment.

Cost £unknown


09/10/2019    PA2a - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self-propelled, Mounted and Trailed Boom Sprayers NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This course is for people who use mounted, trailed boom sprayers, the pre-requisite is PA1. Training is one day plus one day for the assessment. Grandfather Rights Unit 3 can be run along side this course.

Cost £unknown


09/10/2019    Aerial Cutting of Trees with a Chainsaw Using Free-Fall Techniques (formally CS39) NPTC / City and Guilds     2 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Two days training plus one day assessment. Covering the use of a chainsaw whilst in a tree to include different cuts e.g. step, hand held. Pre requisites are tree climbing and aerial rescue (CS38) chainsaw (CS30 and CS31)

Cost £unknown


10/10/2019    RSPH Level 2 Award in the safe use of Rodenticides    1 Day

Bury St Edmunds, Pest Solution Ltd. Contact: 01284 766362 info@pestsolution.co.uk www.pestcontroltraining.co

The RSPH Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Rodenticides provides learners with an understanding of why the purchase and use of rodenticides is controlled and why other rodent control methods should be considered before rodenticides are used.

Cost £143.00


11/10/2019    Safe Use of Manually Fed Woodchippers NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


12/10/2019    Refresher in Tree climbing and rescue (CS38)    1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This course is for those who require a refresher in tree climbing and rescue, a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Competence will be provided

Cost £unknown


14/10/2019    Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Felling and Processing of Trees up to 380mm (formally CS30 and CS31) NPTC / City and Guilds     4 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Four days training plus a fifth day for the assessment. Covering the maintenance of a chainsaw, cross cutting and felling and processing trees upto 380mm in diameter Ideal for those new to chainsaws or those needing certificates of competence evidence.

Cost £unknown


14/10/2019    NPTC Chainsaw Maitenance,crosscustting and felling of small trees.     6 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

5 days training plus 1 day assessment. Chainsaw maintenance and small diameter tree felling (380mm) diameter. Selecting a chainsaw and PPE, Chainsaw maintenance and sharpening. Assessing and preparing a tree before felling, Safe tree felling using different felling techniques, Taking down a hung up tree. Preparing trees for extraction

Cost £820.00


15/10/2019    Safe Use of Brush Cutters and Trimmers NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


16/10/2019    Safe Use of Rat and Mice Poison NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Any one who uses rat/mice poison as a professional (farmer/gamekeeper/pest controller etc) will need a certificate of competence from Spring 2016. This one day course plus one day assessment upon achievement will enable you to purchase the rodenticides you require for pest control, this is also available online (learn at home then attend the face to face practical assessment)

Cost £unknown


17/10/2019    ATV Sit Astride (Quad bikes) NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day training plus one day assessment covering maintenance, pre use checks and safe operation of quad bikes (sit astride). Ideal for those working in agriculture, game keeping, landscaping, forestry etc.

Cost £unknown


17/10/2019    Lantra Sit in ATV- Conventional Steer     1 Day

Skipton, North Yorkshire , Land Rover Experience North Yorkshire . Contact: 01756 611060 sophie@lre3.co.uk www.yorkshire.landroverexperience.co.uk

Our course covers the key fundamentals of driving, loading and health and safety. Once you have successfully carried out this course you will receive a certificate of training for Sit-in ATV (Conventional Steered). Valid 5 years. Various dates available - call for info.

Cost £166.00


21/10/2019    Aerial Tree Rigging (formally CS41) NPTC / City and Guilds    3 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Three days training plus one day for assessment. Covering the rigging and dismantling of trees from a rope and harness. Pre requisites are tree climbing (CS38), chainsaw (CS30 and CS31) and chainsaw free fall techniques (CS39)

Cost £unknown


22/10/2019    Safe Use of Leaf Blowers NPTC / City and Guilds     0.5 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Half a day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


26/10/2019    Introduction to Chainsaw use    1 Day

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

A practical hands on course designed for woodland owners and home owners who use a chainsaw on their own land. Including: Safe starting and stopping of a chain saw, choosing an appropriate model, Cross cutting techniques, Simple felling techniques, sharpening and maintenance, things that go wrong.

Cost £140.00


28/10/2019    Aerial Tree Pruning (formally CS40) NPTC / City and Guilds    2 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Two days training plus one day for assessment. Covering the correct pruning of trees from a rope and harness. Pre requisites are tree climbing (CS38), chainsaw (CS30 and CS31) and chainsaw free fall techniques (CS39)

Cost £unknown


November 2019

04/11/2019    Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Felling and Processing of Trees up to 380mm (formally CS30 and CS31) NPTC / City and Guilds     4 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Four days training plus a fifth day for the assessment. Covering the maintenance of a chainsaw, cross cutting and felling and processing trees upto 380mm in diameter Ideal for those new to chainsaws or those needing certificates of competence evidence.

Cost £unknown


06/11/2019    Safe Use of Rat and Mice Poison NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Any one who uses rat/mice poison as a professional (farmer/gamekeeper/pest controller etc) will need a certificate of competence from Spring 2016. This one day course plus one day assessment upon achievement will enable you to purchase the rodenticides you require for pest control, this is also available online (learn at home then attend the face to face practical assessment)

Cost £unknown


07/11/2019    Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control (Phostoxin and Talunex) NPTC / City and Guilds    1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Phostoxin and Talunex for the control of rabbits, rats and moles requires you to hold a certificate of competence to buy and apply the product. This one day training plus one day assessment will enable you to do so upon achievement.

Cost £unknown


09/11/2019    NPTC Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting    3 Days

Greenwood Centre, Ironbridge, Small Woods Association. Contact: 01952 432769 office@smallwoods.org www.smallwoods.org.uk

2 days plus 1 day assessment. Chainsaw maintenance - sharpening and routine chainsaw maintenance. Crosscutting - how to keep you safe and efficient, to prevent unnecessary wear or damage. NPTC approved assessor. The certificate will allow you to use a chainsaw on private and public woodlands which require prove of competence.

Cost £400.00


11/11/2019    Emergency Tree Work Operations (formally CS50) NPTC / City and Guilds    3 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Three days training plus one day assessment, covering how to deal with emergency tree work operations. Techniques, winching and safe operation.

Cost £unknown


11/11/2019    PA1 - Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides NPTC / City and Guilds    1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This is a pre requisite for other pesticide application units, assessment is through on online multiple choice exam. Grandfather Rights unit 1 can be run along side this course

Cost £unknown


12/11/2019    PA6pp - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (ECOPLUGS) NPTC / City and Guilds     0.5 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Half day training plus one day assessment on the safe use of ECOPLUGS, pre requisite is PA1

Cost £unknown


12/11/2019    PA6inj - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (stem injection) NPTC / City and Guilds     0.5 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Half day training plus one day assessment on the safe use of stem injection equipment for giant hogweed, japanese knotweed etc, pre requisite is PA1

Cost £unknown


13/11/2019    PA6aw - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment to or near water (knapsacks/lance from a tank) NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This course is for people who use knapsacks or hand lances from a tank on or near water only, the pre-requisite is PA1. Training is one day plus one day for the assessment.

Cost £unknown


13/11/2019    PA6a - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (knapsacks/lance from a tank) NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This course is for people who use knapsacks or hand lances from a tank, the pre-requisite is PA1. Training is one day plus one day for the assessment.

Cost £unknown


14/11/2019    Practical Vertebrate Trapping    1 Day

Bury St Edmunds, Pest Solution Ltd. Contact: 01284 766362 info@pestsolution.co.uk www.pestcontroltraining.co

This is a one-day course aimed at those who want to add vertebrate trapping, such as moles and rabbits to their portfolio.

Cost £120.00


18/11/2019    Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Felling and Processing of Trees up to 380mm (formally CS30 and CS31) NPTC / City and Guilds     4 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Four days training plus a fifth day for the assessment. Covering the maintenance of a chainsaw, cross cutting and felling and processing trees upto 380mm in diameter Ideal for those new to chainsaws or those needing certificates of competence evidence.

Cost £unknown


19/11/2019    Safe Use of Brush Cutters and Trimmers NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


20/11/2019    Safe Use of Hedge Cutters Handheld NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


21/11/2019    Safe Use of Leaf Blowers NPTC / City and Guilds     0.5 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Half a day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


21/11/2019    RSPH Level 2 Award in the safe use of Rodenticides    1 Day

Bury St Edmunds, Pest Solution Ltd. Contact: 01284 766362 info@pestsolution.co.uk www.pestcontroltraining.co

The RSPH Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Rodenticides provides learners with an understanding of why the purchase and use of rodenticides is controlled and why other rodent control methods should be considered before rodenticides are used.

Cost £143.00


22/11/2019    ATV Sit In (Polaris/Gator) NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


25/11/2019    Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue (formally CS38) NPTC / City and Guilds     5 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

A five day course plus one day assessment. Covering accessing a tree safely, positioning techniques within the crown and aerial rescue methods. Equipment can be provided please contact us for more details

Cost £unknown


December 2019

02/12/2019    Emergency Tree Work Operations (formally CS50) NPTC / City and Guilds    3 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Three days training plus one day assessment, covering how to deal with emergency tree work operations. Techniques, winching and safe operation.

Cost £unknown


02/12/2019    PA1 - Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides NPTC / City and Guilds    1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This is a pre requisite for other pesticide application units, assessment is through on online multiple choice exam. Grandfather Rights unit 1 can be run along side this course

Cost £unknown


03/12/2019    PA6a - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (knapsacks/lance from a tank) NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This course is for people who use knapsacks or hand lances from a tank, the pre-requisite is PA1. Training is one day plus one day for the assessment.

Cost £unknown


04/12/2019    PA2a - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self-propelled, Mounted and Trailed Boom Sprayers NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This course is for people who use mounted, trailed boom sprayers, the pre-requisite is PA1. Training is one day plus one day for the assessment. Grandfather Rights Unit 3 can be run along side this course.

Cost £unknown


05/12/2019    PA2f - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Weed Wipers NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

This course is for people who use weed wipers, the pre-requisite is PA1. Training is one day plus one day for the assessment. Grandfather Rights Unit 3 can be run along side this course.

Cost £unknown


11/12/2019    Safe Use of Rat and Mice Poison NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Any one who uses rat/mice poison as a professional (farmer/gamekeeper/pest controller etc) will need a certificate of competence from Spring 2016. This one day course plus one day assessment upon achievement will enable you to purchase the rodenticides you require for pest control, this is also available online (learn at home then attend the face to face practical assessment)

Cost £unknown


13/12/2019    ATV Sit Astride (Quad bikes) NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day training plus one day assessment covering maintenance, pre use checks and safe operation of quad bikes (sit astride). Ideal for those working in agriculture, game keeping, landscaping, forestry etc.

Cost £unknown


16/12/2019    Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting and Felling and Processing of Trees up to 380mm (formally CS30 and CS31) NPTC / City and Guilds     4 Days

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Four days training plus a fifth day for the assessment. Covering the maintenance of a chainsaw, cross cutting and felling and processing trees upto 380mm in diameter Ideal for those new to chainsaws or those needing certificates of competence evidence.

Cost £unknown


17/12/2019    Safe Use of Brush Cutters and Trimmers NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


18/12/2019    Safe Use of Hedge Cutters Handheld NPTC / City and Guilds     1 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


19/12/2019    Safe Use of Leaf Blowers NPTC / City and Guilds     0.5 Day

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training. Contact: 01729 825132 info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk www.lowe-maintenance.co.uk

Half a day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

Cost £unknown


Various

Various Basic Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross-Cutting Training Course    2 Days

Melton Mowbray, Brooksby Melton College. Contact: 01664 855 444 shortcourses@brooksbymelton.ac.uk www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk

This course covers safety features, preparing the chainsaw for use with correct fuel and lubrication and cross cutting timber accurately. This unit must be completed before progressing on to further chainsaw courses.

Cost £unknown


Various Level 2 Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS31)    3.5 Days

Melton Mowbray, Brooksby Melton College. Contact: 01664 855 444 shortcourses@brooksbymelton.ac.uk www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk

This course will further expand on your knowledge gained by the CS30 course (City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting). This course will take you onto felling trees up to 380mm in diameter, including performing tree operations using hand tools.

Cost £unknown


Various Level 3 Award in Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm (CS32)    3.5 Days

Melton Mowbray, Brooksby Melton College. Contact: 01664 855 444 shortcourses@brooksbymelton.ac.uk https://c-js.info/2eNnMLB

This course further expands on the knowledge gained in CS30 and CS31. This course will take you onto felling trees over 380mm in diameter, including performing tree operations using hand tools. The felling technique will be appropriate to tree size, weight, condition and species.

Cost £unknown


Various Level 2 Using Pesticides Safely (PA1 & PA6)    2 Days

Melton Mowbray, Brooksby Melton College. Contact: 01664 855444 shortcourses@brooksbymelton.ac.uk https://c-js.info/2eNnMLB

The PA1 unit is a theory based course and covers the legislation, health and safety requirements, precautions, product label information and safe handling and use of pesticides. The PA6A practical unit covers the handling and safe use of pesticides using knapsack sprayers.

Cost £unknown


Various Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides (Boom Sprayer Applicator) PA2    2 Days

Melton Mowbray, Brooksby Melton College. Contact: 01664 855444 shortcourses@brooksbymelton.ac.uk https://c-js.info/2nOwspO

Completion of the assessment will give individuals a lifetime qualification and the commercial licence for the relevant units completed. This course would benefit anyone already working or considering working in a horticulture environment, agriculture or anywhere pesticides may need to be implemented.

Cost £unknown


Various Level 2 Safe Use of Ride-On Self Propelled Mowers    2 Days

Brooksby Melton College, Brooksby Melton College. Contact: 01664 855 444 shortcourses@BrooksbyMelton.ac.uk www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk

This course covers pre-use checks, maintenance, identification of controls and instruments, and operating the machine, taking in to account the type of cutting mechanism used (rotary, cylinder, flail or reciprocating knife).

Cost £unknown


Various Level 2 Safe Use of Pedestrian Controlled Mowers    4 Days

Brooksby Melton College, Brooksby Melton College. Contact: 01664 855 444 shortcourses@BrooksbyMelton.ac.uk www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk

This course covers pre-use checks, maintenance, identification of controls and instruments, and operating the machine taking in to account the type of cutting mechanism used (rotary, cylinder, flail or reciprocating knife or greens machine with interchangeable units).

Cost £unknown


Various Level 2 Safe Use of Pesticides (PA4S and G)    2 Days

Brooksby Melton College, Brooksby Melton College. Contact: 01664 855 444 shortcourses@BrooksbyMelton.ac.uk www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk

This course would benefit anyone already working or considering working in a horticulture environment, agriculture or anywhere pesticides may need to be implemented.

Cost £unknown


Various Level 2 Safe Use of Manually Fed Wood-Chipper    1 Day

Brooksby Melton College, Brooksby Melton College. Contact: 01664 855 444 shortcourses@BrooksbyMelton.ac.uk www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk

This one day course is theory based with a small practical element, aiming to provide delegates with the basic knowledge to understand the principles of best practice in operating a wood chipper. It also covers maintenance aspects.

Cost £unknown


Various Level 2 Safe Use of Stump Grinders    1 Day

Brooksby Melton College, Brooksby Melton College. Contact: 01664 855 444 shortcourses@BrooksbyMelton.ac.uk www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk

This one day course aims to provide delegates with the base knowledge to understand the principles of best practice in operating and maintaining Stump Grinders.

Cost £unknown


Various Level 2 Safe Use of Brush-Cutters and Trimmers     1 Day

Brooksby Melton College, Brooksby Melton College. Contact: 01664 855 444 shortcourses@BrooksbyMelton.ac.uk www.brooksbymelton.ac.uk

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 require employers to provide adequate training in maintenance and operation of brush cutters and trimmers and to ensure that equipment is operated only by employees who have received appropriate training in their safe use.

Cost £unknown


Various Lantra Sit In ATV Conventional Steer     

Skipton, Dalesway Yorkshire . Contact: 01756 611060 sophie@lre3.co.uk www.daleswayyorkshire.co.uk

Lantra Sit in ATV training available in Skipton or at your chosen location.

Cost £unknown


 

By Arrangement

By Arrangement ROLO (Register of Land-Based Operatives) Training    1 Day

Guildford, Thomson Ecology. Contact: 01483 466066 Estelle.Spencer@thomsonecology.com www.thomsonecology.com

The ROLO training course is a pre-requisite for anyone applying for a LISS/CSCS card. The course is run from our head office in Guildford, Surrey. We can also provide training at your location if numbers are viable. Successful candidates will receive ROLO certificates produced by BALI.

Cost £unknown


 


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