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SRUC Training Courses: Chainsaw Operation: Felling and Processing Trees over 380mm (Formerly CS32)

Accrediting Body

City & Guilds


This three day training course will take place on site and will be delivered by qualified instructors and leads to NPTC certification as detailed below.

What is Involved?

NPTC Level 3 Award in Felling and Processing Trees Over 380mm(Formerly NPTC CS32)This qualification is about the directional felling of trees using a chainsaw. The felling technique will be appropriate to tree size, weight, condition and species as well as taking into account guidebar size and weather conditions. This covers both coniferous and broadleaved trees, trees that are upright, trees that are weighted towards and that are weighted against a given felling direction. If you are working with chemicals or machinery you need to be appropriately trained or certificated in line with current legislation. This qualification is for those who carry out felling of trees using a chainsaw.

Entry Requirements

Candidates should hold the appropriate pre-requisites for this course. These are: CS30 and CS31

Certification/Award on Completion

City & Guilds NPTC Level 3 Award in Felling and Processing Trees Over 380mm

What you will need to bring

Appropriate PPE, Equipment, 1 Passport Photograph and a Packed Lunch.

Course Dates

Venue: Hilton Park Golf Club, Glasgow G62 7HB

20th – 22nd May 2019 with assessment 24th May or 29th May

Please note that further dates can be scheduled on request.


3 days plus assessment

Start/Finish Times

9am to 4.30pm approximately


On customer premises;
SRUC Barony Campus
SRUC Oatridge Campus


£675.00 per person. Course fees include training, assessment and registration fees. Please note there is no VAT on our training.


Important update

Individual Training Accounts will open on Monday 13 January 2020.

This phase of the scheme will accept up to 10,000 new applications.

SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

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How do I book?

To book a place on one of our courses, please complete and return the course booking form to the appropriate campus address or email address shown below. Course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payments can be made over the phone using a debit/credit card, by cheque made payable to SRUC or by Bank Transfer (for bank transfer details please contact your chosen campus).


Cancellations must be made at least 10 working days prior to the course start date otherwise the full course fee is still payable. In the event that SRUC has to cancel a course for any reason your course fees will be refunded in full or your booking transferred to the next available date if this is suitable.


Fiona Lanni (SRUC Barony/Ayr)


Contact 2

Samantha Bain (SRUC Oatridge)