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SRUC Training: Chainsaws

Chainsaw crosscut maintenanceSRUC offers a range of chainsaw operator training courses leading to City & Guilds NPTC Certificate of Competence or Lantra Awards Certificates of Training.

These courses will be suitable for you if you use a chainsaw as part of your job role.   Depending on the nature of the work you are doing you may wish to consider which level of certification you require.

We would always advise that you check with the contractor or land owner you will be working with before booking a course to ensure you have the correct certificate.

Please speak with a member of our training team if you are unsure.

Our courses are delivered regularly from our SRUC Campuses but can also be delivered on customer premises. We offer a range of introductory courses, progression routes and chainsaw refresher training. If you do not see the course you are interested in on this page, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Full course information can be found in the pages below, along with current course dates.

  • To book please complete the SRUC Skills Training Booking form.
  • For more information please contact us at or call one of our campuses using the contact details below.
  • You may also be eligible for a £200 funding grant to help towards the cost of your course fees.
  • Start searching for an ITA approved course and apply online. Find out more.

Introductory Courses

Experienced Operator Courses

Chainsaw Refresher Courses

Tree Climbing & Arboriculture

Ground Based Arboriculture

Aberdeen Campus

Anne-Marie Duncan

Address: SRUC Aberdeen Campus, Craibstone Estate, Aberdeen AB21 9YA

Telephone: 01224 711126


Ayr Campus

Fiona Lanni

Address: SRUC Ayr Riverside Campus, University Avenue, KA8 0SX

Telephone: 01292 525355


Barony Campus

Fiona Lanni

Address: SRUC Barony Campus, Parkgate, Dumfries DG1 3NE

Telephone: 01292 525355


Elmwood Campus

Liz Rioch

Address: SRUC Elmwood Campus, Carslogie Road, Cupar, Fife KY15 4JB

Telephone: 01334 658842


Oatridge Campus

Samantha Bain

Address: SRUC Oatridge Campus, Ecclesmachan, Broxburn, West Lothian EH52 6NH

Telephone: 01506 864807