Course Title: Stump Grinders – Certificate
Course Code: AB069

Department: Arboriculture
Course Type: Part Time

Learn to identify the components of a stump grinder, prepare the machine for work and operate it safely. Understand daily and routine maintenance, learn how to replace cutters and prepare the machine for transportation.

Assessment is carried out on a separate day by arrangement.

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



Award in the Safe Use of Stump Grinders (QCF)

Course Content

There are three compulsory units:
Prepare the Stump Grinder for Operation
Operate the Stump Grinder
Maintain the Stump Grinder

Entry Requirements

Minimum age is 16 years Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

Certificate of Competence Wood Chippers (AB067), Award in Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross Cutting (AB073), Award in Aerial Tree Pruning (AB074), Award in Aerial Cutting of Trees Using Free Fall Techniques (AB075), Award in Tree Climbing & Rescue (AB077), Award in Aerial Tree Rigging (Sectional Felling) (AB078), Award for Felling Medium Sized Trees (AB157), Award for Felling Small Trees (AB158), Award for Use of Powered Pole Pruners (AB159)

Career Opportunities

Arboricultural Worker/Tree Surgeon Arboriculturist Landscaper

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 - 1 day - plus assessment day 1
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. National Insurance (NI) number. Eye and ear protection/forestry helmet. Steel toe-capped boots. Protective gloves. Waterproofs/change of clothes in case of inclement weather.


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