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SRUC Training Courses: Woodchipper Operations (NPTC)


This course will take place on site or on one of our SRUC Campuses and will provide candidates with the skills to prepare, operate and maintain brushwood chippers. Preparing you for your City & Guilds NPTC assessment in manually fed woodchipper operations.

What is Involved?

Identify potential hazards and risks Understand requirements of risk assessments Identify and inspect machinery as to PUWER regulations Identify appropriate PPE
Carry out a plan of operation
Convert machine to working position
Inspect chipper and report on serviceability
Carry out daily maintenance
Operate machine safely
Produce different size chips
Work safely in roadside environments

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Certification/Award on Completion

City and Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Manually Fed Wood Chipper Operations

What you will need to bring

Appropriate PPE, Equipment, Passport Photograph and Packed Lunch.

Course Dates

SRUC Barony Campus Dates:
No dates scheduled at present

SRUC Oatridge Campus
20th & 21st May 2019

Further course dates can be scheduled on request, please contact us to register your interest.


2 days

Start/Finish Times

9am to 4.30pm approximately


On customer premises;
SRUC Barony Campus;
SRUC Oatridge Campus.


£275.00 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)

You may be eligible for part funding to support the cost of this course.

Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

You could use the money to build the skills you need for a job. Or get some training to take your career to the next level. Whatever you want to do, there is a wide range of ITA approved courses on offer.
And because it's not a loan you don't have to pay it back.

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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.


Jemima Dernie (SRUC Barony)

01387 242918

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Fiona Murtagh (SRUC Oatridge)

01506 864807