Forestry & Arboriculture


Course Title: Award for Felling Medium Sized Trees
Course Code: AB157

Department: Forestry & Arboriculture
Course Type: Part Time

CS301 (formerly CS32), a follow on two-day course from Award for Felling Small Trees.

Course fees include:- equipment, training assessment, access to suitable sites for training and assessment.



Award in Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm (QCF)

Course Content

Tree felling 380mm-760mm (15"-30") diameter
Dealing with hung up trees
Chainsaw Snedding
Cross-Cut Timber
Winch Operation

Entry Requirements

CS201/202 - Chainsaw Maintenance, CS203 - Fell Small Trees (formerly CS30, CS31) - or equivalent Students must be aged 16 or over on 1st September of the year in which the course starts Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

Award in Aerial Tree Pruning (AB074), Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Free Fall Techniques (AB075), Award in Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees Using a Chainsaw (AB076), Award in Tree Climbing & Rescue (AB077), Award in Aerial Tree Rigging (Sectional Felling) (AB078)

Career Opportunities

Arboricultural Worker/Tree Surgeon Arboriculturist Forest Worker Landscaper Countryside Manager

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
We run on demand. Contact us for dates. 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Part Time Run on Demand 2
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

£0 Course fees include:- equipment, training assessment, access to suitable sites for training and assessment.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Writing materials - notebook and pen. Packed lunch and drink, especially if we are working away from college all day. Chainsaw Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to current industry standards is required for this course. Work equipment, PPE, etc., are available from the college, but candidates’ own may be used, subject to checks by the instructor. National Insurance (NI) number. Waterproofs/change of clothes in case of inclement weather.


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