Powered Pole Pruner/Saw NPTC Level 2 Unit 205 (CS48)1-2 Day Course

Powered Pole Pruner Training Course description


This powered pole pruner training course covers learning techniques to prune trees using pole mounted, long reach pruning equipment, extendable pruning saws, powered pole pruners and loppers. Successful candidates will achieve the necessary certification to safely use pole saws to prune trees from the ground. The course is broken down into 1-2 days training, including the NPTC assessment. If candidates hold the CS30 Chainsaw maintenance certificate this course can be completed in one day.

Training content

Assessment content

To view the CS48 NPTC assessment guidance please click the link below

Who is the Powered Pole Pruner Training Course for?

This powered pole pruner training course is ideal for candidates currently working in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, or woodland management who wish to obtain the necessary certification. The course covers essential topics such as legislation, risk assessment, maintenance, safe operation, manual handling techniques, and site clearance. By the end of the course, participants will be well-equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to operate powered pole pruners safely and effectively, ensuring they meet industry standards and safety regulations.

price and booking

Course cost: £250-£330+VAT per person price includes NPTC assessment fees.

Booking: If you would like to book onto this course please the requirements below, and follow to our contact form.

Dates: Please click the link below to view our online calendar below for all up coming 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 between 2 to 4 days, depending on the chosen training intensity.

The stationary rope technique course is aimed at climbers with experience in Moving Rope System (MRS) climbing who want to incorporate Stationary Rope Work Positioning (SRWP) techniques.

Participants need PPE, a tree climbing harness, two climbing lines (30m+), an adjustable lanyard, karabiners, and CE marked rope wrench and SRWP compatible friction devices.

The course covers canopy and basal anchors, equipment selection, ascending techniques, work positioning techniques, and includes the LANTRA SRWP workbook.

The course costs between £375 and £675+VAT per person.