Glenealy IT Centre

Basic Chainsaw Course

NPTC City & Guilds & LANTRA accredited

Successful participants on this NPTC City and Guilds chainsaw training course will receive Level 2 awards in:

  • Chainsaw, Maintenance and Crosscutting
  • Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm

LANTRA Certificate of Attendance.

Person cutting log with chainsaw representing basic chainsaw course at Glenealy IT Centre Wicklow

Course aim

Upon completion of this basic chainsaw course, the learner will have acquired a good knowledge of chainsaw safety and maintenance, as well as knowing how to fell and process trees up to 15” (380mm) in diameter. It is suitable for candidates with little or no previous experience of using chainsaws. 

Course content

The following content will be covered on our approved chainsaw safety training course: `

Course structure:

  • Day 1 – classroom / workshop based
  • Days 2 to 5 – cutting site
  • Day 6 – assessment day at cutting site
Course content:
  • Maintenance of chainsaw
  • Protective clothing and safety features of the chainsaw
  • Chain sharpening, fuelling, oiling
  • Starting chainsaw and pre-start checks
  • Felling of small trees using various felling techniques
  •  Snedding or delimbing of felled trees
  • Cross cutting 
  • Take down of hung-up trees using hand tools

Click here for more information from NPTC City & Guilds Chainsaw Maintenance and Crosscutting.

Click here for more information from NPTC City & Guilds Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm.

Dates & times

This is a 6 day basic chainsaw course in Wicklow (5 days training, 1 day assessment). Days and times to be confirmed, subject to the ongoing Covid 19 situation.

Cost & funding

Please contact us for course cost. DEASP funding available dependent on criteria. Please contact us for further details.