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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.

15/06/2020 Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue Unit 206, 306 (was CS38) (NPTC) 5 Days

Saltram House/Plymouth, Lynher Training Ltd 01822 832902 admin@lynher.com

Anyone climbing trees 'professionally'. This course involves NO chainsaw use and can be completed prior to units CS30 or CS31 for people who want to use a chainsaw in a tree, or as a stand-alone unit for tree inspectors, bat workers, etc.

16/06/2020 Pesticides - Knapsack Sprayer PA1 and PA6a (NPTC) 2 Days

Tamar Valley, Lynher Training Ltd 01822 832902 admin@lynher.com

Anyone using, or purchasing, pesticides, herbicides or fungicides, and applying them with a knapsack sprayer. 2 days for training - (Foundation module + one other) separate assessments (usually within 4 weeks of the training). The course covers: Foundation Module (PA1 Compulsory): - 1 Day

18/06/2020 NPTC Assessments - Pesticides 1 Day

Albaston, Lynher Training Ltd 01822 832902 admin@lynher.com

Assessment only through NPTC

20/06/2020 NPTC Assessments - Climbing 1 Day

Newton Abbot, Lynher Training Ltd 01822 832902 admin@lynher.com

Assessment only through NPTC

22/06/2020 Chainsaw - Award Aerial Cutting using Free-fall Techniques Unit 308 (was CS39) (NPTC) 2 Days

Plymouth, Lynher Training Ltd 01822 832902 admin@lynher.com

Anyone using a chainsaw in a tree. You must already have NPTC Maintenance and Cross Cutting, Felling Small Trees (CS30 and 31), and NPTC Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescue. (CS38) qualifications. First Aid training strongly recommended.

23/06/2020 Forest Machine Operations (NPTC) Forwarder 3 Days

N.Devon, Lynher Training Ltd 01822 832902 admin@lynher.com

Base Machine & Forwarder- NPTC unit FMO3 in preparation for the NPTC assessments.

24/06/2020 Lorry Mounted Crane (Lantra) 1 Day

Dartmoor, Lynher Training Ltd 01822 832902 admin@lynher.com

One day training & assessment for the safe use of a Lorry Mounted Crane - certed by Lantra Awards

16/07/2020 Brushcutters & Trimmers 2 Days

Stirling, TCV Scotland 01786 479697 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk c-js.info/2yqbXdb

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

14/09/2020 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

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

Melton Mowbray, Brooksby Melton College 01664 855444 shortcourses@brooksbymelton.ac.uk 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.

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

Melton Mowbray, Brooksby Melton College 01664 855444 shortcourses@brooksbymelton.ac.uk 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.

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

Melton Mowbray, Brooksby Melton College 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.

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

Melton Mowbray, Brooksby Melton College 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.

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

Brooksby Melton College, Brooksby Melton College 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.

Various Lantra Sit In ATV Conventional Steer

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

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

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

Guildford, Thomson Ecology 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.

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.