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Training Directory: Practical Countryside Skills - Machinery Short Courses

man using a chainsaw on a felled tree (image: Hans Linde on unsplash)

Practical Countryside Skills: Machinery - Short Training Courses

 

Typical courses include: chainsaw certification, brush cutter and sprayer certification also tractor, 4x4 and MIDAS type driving courses. 

Practical skills courses e.g. 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.

09/12/2019 Ground Based Chainsaw Operation (CS30 & CS31) 5 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 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

09/12/2019 Chainsaw Course - Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting (CS30) 2 Days

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

Chainsaw operation for cross cutting only.  Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting.

Cost £373.45

09/12/2019 Chainsaw Course - Aerial Tree Pruning (CS40) 3 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 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

09/12/2019 Chainsaw - Maintenance, Crosscutting & Felling to 380 mm (Units 201,202, 203) (was NPTC units CS30 & 31) 5 Days

Roadford, Lynher Training Ltd 01822 832902 admin@lynher.com www.lynher.com

Anyone who is required to maintain and operate chainsaws where an NPTC certificate is required, or those wishing to fell trees up to 15"/380mm, or to go on to use a chainsaw in a tree. Suitable for those with little or no experience or previous certification. 5 days of training in preparation for the NPTC assessments.

11/12/2019 Aerial Tree Rigging (CS41) 4 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 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

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

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training 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)

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

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training 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.

16/12/2019 NPTC Assessments - Chainsaw 1 Day

Roadford, Lynher Training Ltd 01822 832902 admin@lynher.com www.lynher.com

Assessment only through NPTC

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 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.

17/12/2019 Safe Use of Stump Grinders 1 Day

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/wordpress/events/stump-grinders-02nd-february-2018/

This 1 day course will cover the safe operation and maintenance of stump grindermachines. Candidates will be instructed to the level expected to gain the competence in the City and Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of a Stump Grinder.

Cost £210.95

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

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training 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.

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

Safe Use of Hedge Cutters Handheld NPTC / City and Guilds

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training 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.

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

Settle BD24 9DN, Lowe Maintenance Training 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.

06/01/2020 Ground Based Chainsaw Operation (CS30 & CS31) 5 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 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

09/01/2020 Principals & Operating Vehicles in Off Road Averse Conditions (4x4) 2 Days

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

Driving a 4x4 vehicle off road requires ability and skill, especially if driving off road is part of your everyday working life. This course covers the key fundamentals of 4x4 vehicle driving. Once the course has been completed and passed you will gain a certificate of training in professional 4x4 off road driving.

Cost £367.00

09/01/2020 RSPH Level 2 Award in the safe use of Rodenticides 1 Day

Bury St Edmunds, Pest Solution 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

10/01/2020 Hedge Laying (A Practical Training Session) 1 Day

Hadleigh Park, Chapel Lane, Hadleigh, Essex. SS7 2PP, Countryside Management Association Gary.king@essex.gov.uk c-js.info/2qkiQJ0

CMA members FREE, Non CMA Members £40 plus booking fee. Hedgelaying is a traditional countryside skill. You will learn by doing, so we will be outside for the whole session. The tools we will be using are saw, axe and billhook. Please bring your own lunch. Visit website for tickets.

Cost £40.00

13/01/2020 Chainsaw Course - Safe Use of a Powered Pole Pruner (CS48) 2 Days

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

Anyone need to operate a powered pole pruner. The course provides the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed for the regulated qualification, Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Powered Pole Pruners

Cost £357.95

13/01/2020 Ground Based Chainsaw Operation (CS30 & CS31) 5 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 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

13/01/2020 Chainsaw Course - Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting (CS30) 2 Days

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

Chainsaw operation for cross cutting only.  Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting.

Cost £373.45

15/01/2020 Chainsaw Course - Felling & Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS31) 3 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/tree-felling-training-courses/fell-process-tress-380mm-cs31/

This course is for anyone who is required to operate chainsaws for felling small trees. It will provide the knowledge and skills required for learners to be assessed for the regulated qualification: Level 2 Award in Fell & Process Trees Up to 380mm.

Cost £471.95

20/01/2020 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 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

22/01/2020 Chainsaw Course - Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting (CS30) 2 Days

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

Chainsaw operation for cross cutting only.  Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting.

Cost £373.45

23/01/2020 Lantra Awards 2 Day Brushcutters/trimmers (Novice Users) 2 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 01484 685114 jonny.ripley@tkftraining.co.uk tkftraining.co.uk/wordpress/events/lantra-awards-2-day-brushcutterstrimmers-novice-users-26th-27th-march-2018/

This integrated Brushcutters/Trimmers integrated course delivered by experienced instructors to 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 £260.00

23/01/2020 Lantra Awards 1 Day Brushcutters/trimmers (Experienced Users) 1 Day

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 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

23/01/2020 Practical Vertebrate Trapping 1 Day

Bury St Edmunds, Pest Solution 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

23/01/2020 Rodenticides - Safe Use of Pesticides for Vertebrate Pest Control for Rats & Mice Level 2 2 Days

Skipton, Tyro Training 01756 797 266 info@tyrotraining.co.uk www.tyrotraining.co.uk

This course is designed for individuals who carry out vertebrate control of rats and mice if they wish to procure professional pesticides in volumes greater than 1.5kg or work within a professional or commercial capacity. While potentially harmful substances, pesticides for the control of vertebrate rats and mice are successfully used in land-based industries. Due to the harmful nature, it is vital that they are only used by people who are properly trained in their safe use.

Free Course

24/01/2020 Lantra Awards Woodchippers 1 Day

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 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

27/01/2020 Ground Based Chainsaw Operation (CS30 & CS31) 5 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 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

27/01/2020 Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross Cutting & Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (CS30 & CS31) Refresher 3 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 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 £253.50

27/01/2020 Utility Arboriculture Basic Electrical Knowledge (UA1) - Recertification 2 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 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 £315.00

27/01/2020 Utility Arboriculture Basic Electrical Knowledge (UA1) 2 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 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

27/01/2020 PA1 - Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides Level 2 1 Day

Skipton, Tyro Training 01756 797 266 info@tyrotraining.co.uk www.tyrotraining.co.uk

This course is designed for people who are involved in the storage and handling of pesticides. Whilst potentially harmful substances, pesticides are very successful and are widely used in land-based industries. Due to the harmful nature it is vital that they are only used by people who are properly trained in the safe use of pesticides.

Free Course

28/01/2020 Preparing, Agreeing and Emergency Treework Operations (New award & CS50) 3 Days

Cross Gate Road, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire HD9 1SL, TKF Training 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

28/01/2020 PA6 - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Handheld Equipment Level 2 2 Days

Skipton, Tyro Training 01756 797 266 info@tyrotraining.co.uk www.tyrotraining.co.uk

This course is designed for people who are involved in the storage and handling of pesticides using handheld equipment and maintaining handheld type sprayers. Whilst potentially harmful substances, pesticides are very successful and are widely used in land-based industries. Due to the harmful nature it is vital that they are only used by people who are properly trained in the safe use of pesticides.

Free Course

17/02/2020 PA1 - Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides Level 2 1 Day

Skipton, Tyro Training 01756 797 266 info@tyrotraining.co.uk www.tyrotraining.co.uk

This course is designed for people who are involved in the storage and handling of pesticides. Whilst potentially harmful substances, pesticides are very successful and are widely used in land-based industries. Due to the harmful nature it is vital that they are only used by people who are properly trained in the safe use of pesticides.

Free Course

18/02/2020 PA6 - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Handheld Equipment Level 2 2 Days

Skipton, Tyro Training 01756 797 266 info@tyrotraining.co.uk www.tyrotraining.co.uk

This course is designed for people who are involved in the storage and handling of pesticides using handheld equipment and maintaining handheld type sprayers. Whilst potentially harmful substances, pesticides are very successful and are widely used in land-based industries. Due to the harmful nature it is vital that they are only used by people who are properly trained in the safe use of pesticides.

Free Course

20/02/2020 PA2 - Safe Application of Pesticides Using a Mounted Sprayer Level 2 2 Days

Skipton, Tyro Training 01756 797 266 info@tyrotraining.co.uk www.tyrotraining.co.uk

This course is designed for people who are involved in the storage and handling of pesticides using trailed or mounted boom equipment and maintaining handheld trailed and mounted boom type sprayers. Whilst potentially harmful substances, pesticides are very successful and are widely used in land-based industries. Due to the harmful nature it is vital that they are only used by people who are properly trained in the safe use of pesticides.

Free Course

24/02/2020 PA1 - Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides Level 2 1 Day

Scarborough, Tyro Training 01723 588 072 info@tyrotraining.co.uk www.tyrotraining.co.uk

This course is designed for people who are involved in the storage and handling of pesticides. Whilst potentially harmful substances, pesticides are very successful and are widely used in land-based industries. Due to the harmful nature it is vital that they are only used by people who are properly trained in the safe use of pesticides.

Free Course

25/02/2020 PA6 - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Handheld Equipment Level 2 2 Days

Scarborough, Tyro Training 01723 588 072 info@tyrotraining.co.uk www.tyrotraining.co.uk

This course is designed for people who are involved in the storage and handling of pesticides using handheld equipment and maintaining handheld type sprayers. Whilst potentially harmful substances, pesticides are very successful and are widely used in land-based industries. Due to the harmful nature it is vital that they are only used by people who are properly trained in the safe use of pesticides.

Free Course

17/03/2020 Water, land and crop management at field scale 3 Days

Wallingford, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 01491 69 2225 ingsch@ceh.ac.uk c-js.info/2jqHAaZ

This course teaches key concepts relevant to challenges with water management and irrigation. It gives the learner skills to work with the SALTMED model. This model predicts soil moisture, yield and total dry biomass of crops in salty soils. Day 2 & 3 practical exercises. From £449.

Cost £449.00

23/04/2020 Practical Wasp Control 1 Day

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

This is a one-day course aimed at those who want to wasp control to their portfolio.

Cost £120.00

30/04/2020 RSPH Level 2 Award in the safe use of Rodenticides 1 Day

Bury St Edmunds, Pest Solution 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

21/05/2020 Practical Wasp Control 1 Day

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

This is a one-day course aimed at those who want to wasp control to their portfolio.

Cost £120.00

If you are interested in any of the courses detailed please contact ONLY the person, centre, telephone number or email address and remember to mention that you saw the listing in CJS Training Directory. For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.