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Powered pole pruners are useful pieces of equipment.

They are used extensively across many sectors.

Our qualification will help you build on the skills and experience you already possess.

It will give you the chance to obtain a competency card to open up job opportunities in your chosen sector.

For professional chainsaw operators working in forestry and arboriculture the industry recommendation is that for ’high risk‘ activities the minimum level of adequacy of training is to a certificate of competence or nationally recognised qualification where assessment is carried out independently of the training. This qualification meets this requirement’

The finer details

This qualification will enable you to prove your expertise in using a pole pruner.

It will also provide firm evidence of your ability to meet licence-to-practise standards.

Quality Assurance policies are in place to ensure that all assessments meet the independent assessment requirements for this sector.

You could be starting a new role. Or you might already be using your chainsaw skills across a range of relevant operations.

Whatever your professional circumstances, our course will boost your confidence and help you meet the current standards of good working practice.

Worth noting: Our course involves some physical sessions, so it's essential that you have at least a minimum level of fitness.

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Who should attend?

If you are over the age of 16 and wish to develop your knowledge, understanding, and skills and require proof of competence within your field of expertise then this course is suitable for you.

Your role may require you to use your skills across a range of trees and timber operations.

The qualification aims to ensure you can be confident the minimum standards of good working practices are observed/followed at all times.

The qualification has been devised with the key aim for you, the learner to successfully evidence your competence in forestry and arboriculture operations.

Individual learning programmes can be tailored to your needs whilst enabling you to achieve or work towards achieving a national competence qualification or improve your opportunities.

What will be covered?

This qualification will allow you to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in the following areas:

Being able to work Safely.

Being able to use a powered pole pruner.

Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice.

Knowledge of how to use a powered pole pruner.

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