Chainsaw Maintenance & Cross-cutting NPTC Level 2 Units 201/202 (CS30) 3 Day Course

Course description


 Chainsaw training course CS30 covers maintenance, basic chainsaw use, and cross-cutting at ground level. Successful candidates will achieve the necessary certification to safely maintain a chainsaw and cross cut timber. The course is broken down into two days training, concluding on the third day with an NPTC assessment. This entry level course is ideal for candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in tree surgery and forestry, and for all chainsaw operators who require a certification in chainsaw use.

Training content

Assessment content

Click here to view the CS30 NPTC assessment guidance 

Who is the course for?

This training course is entry level and is suitable for candidates wishing to start learning the trade of the tree surgeon or forester. It is also a requirement for all commercial chainsaw operators to hold this certification.

price and booking

Course cost: £564 (price includes VAT & NPTC assessment fees.)

Booking: If you would like to book, please review the requirements below and follow the link to our contact form.

Dates: Please click the link below to view our online calendar for all course dates.


Equipment requirements

Please ensure all equipment is PUWER compliant and PPE is in good condition. Equipment is available for hire if candidates do not yet have their own. Please contact the office for cost.

Are You Ready To Start?

The course lasts for three days, including two days of training and one day for the NPTC assessment.

This entry-level course is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing a career in tree surgery and forestry, as well as for commercial chainsaw operators requiring certification.

Participants need PPE (Type C chainsaw trousers, hard hat with ear and eye protection, gloves, and steel toe-cap boots), a rear-handled chainsaw with up to a 15” bar, fuel, oil, a maintenance kit, and a filing kit.

The course covers legislation, risk assessment, chainsaw maintenance, chain sharpening, correct starting procedure, cross-cutting, bore cuts, removing branches, and manual handling techniques.

The course costs £564, which includes VAT and NPTC assessment fees.


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