Stump Grinder NPTC Level 2 20-53 Unit 220
1 Day Course

Stump Grinder Training Course description


This stump grinder training course covers essential techniques and safety guidelines for operating and maintaining a stump grinder. Participants will learn how to prepare both the site and equipment, ensuring adherence to environmental and safety controls. The comprehensive one-day course includes practical training and concludes with an NPTC assessment. Successful completion provides certification, equipping candidates with the necessary skills and knowledge to safely and effectively use stump grinders in various professional settings. 

Training content

Assessment content

To view the 20-53 NPTC assessment guidance please click the link below

Who is the Stump Grinder Training Course for?

This stump grinder training course is designed for individuals who operate a stump grinder as part of their professional responsibilities in the horticulture, arboriculture, forestry, or grounds maintenance industries. It aims to provide the necessary skills and knowledge for safe and efficient operation. The course covers essential topics such as legislation, risk assessment, maintenance, pre-use checks, and safe operation techniques. Upon successful completion, participants will be certified, ensuring they meet industry safety standards and are well-prepared to handle stump grinding tasks effectively.

price and booking

Course cost: £250+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 is a one-day program, including training and assessment.

This course is designed for individuals working in horticulture, arboriculture, forestry, or grounds maintenance who need certification for operating a stump grinder.

Participants need PPE, including a hard hat with ear and eye protection, gloves, and steel toe-cap boots. The stump grinder will be provided by Ground Up Training.

The course covers legislation, risk assessment, equipment maintenance, pre-use checks, safe operation, site preparation, and machine cleaning, transport, and storage.

The course costs £250+VAT per person, including NPTC assessment fees.