Course Title: Award for Felling Small Trees
Course Code: AB158

Department: Arboriculture
Course Type: Part Time

CS203 (formerly CS31), this wholly practical based 3-day course deals with the Felling of Small Trees (380mm (15") in diameter or less at their base) and their subsequent breakdown. Subjects include Health & Safety regulations, use of felling aids, de-limbing, cross-cutting.

Assessment is carried out on a separate day by arrangement.

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



NPTC L2 Award in Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm (QCF)

Course Content

Current Health & Safety regulations
Felling of conifer and/or broadleaves up to 380mm (15") diameter - upright and leaning tree
Use of felling aids
Cross-cutting and stacking
Take down of hung up trees

Entry Requirements

CS201/202 - Chainsaw Maintenance (formerly CS30) - 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

Level 2 Intro. To Arboriculture (AB062), Cert. of Comp. Wood Chippers (AB067), Stump Grinders Certificate (AB069), 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), Award for Felling Medium Sized Trees (AB157), Award to Clear Ind. Wind Blown Trees (AB163)

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
10-Jan-20 24-Jan-20 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Part Time Tue 3
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

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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