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National Proficiency Tests Council
NPTC (The National Proficiency Tests Council) , Avenue 'J', National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2LG, UK.   Tel: 024 7669 6553  Fax: 024 7669 6128 Email: information@nptc.org.uk 

Link to NPTC website.

The National Proficiency Tests Council is a Registered Charity which provides a full range of National and Scottish Vocational Qualifications (NVQs/SVQs) for the land based and related industries. The following units are relevant to arboriculture. Full details of these and other units, including many specific to forestry, are available on the NPTC website.

 

blue_arrow.gif (2589 bytes)Chainsaw and Related Operations.

  • CS30 - Maintain the Chain Saw
  • CS42 - Stump Protection
  • CS31A - Fell Small Trees (Conifer)
  • CS31B - Fell Small Trees (Broadleaf)
  • CS32A - Fell Medium Sized Trees (Conifer)
  • CS32B - Fell Medium Sized Trees (Broadleaf)
  • CS33A - Fell Large Trees (Conifer)
  • CS33B - Fell Large Trees (Broadleaf)
  • CS34 - Clear Individual Windblown Trees
  • CS35 - Clear Multiple Windblown Trees
  • CS36 - Cross-cut and Stack Produce
  • CS37 - Breakdown Medium Sized Broadleaf Crowns
  • CS38 - Climb Trees and Perform Aerial Tree Rescue
  • CS39 - Operate the Chain Saw from a Rope and Harness
  • CS40 - Carry out Pruning Operations
  • CS41 - Carry out Dismantling Operations

blue_arrow.gif (2589 bytes)Arboricultural/Forestry and Related Machinery operations

  • AO2098 - Hedge Laying
  • AO2198 - Mobile Elevated Work Platforms
  • AO110398 - Specialist Pruning Trees (Fruit Trees)
  • AO0198 - Planting
  • AO030198 - Bracing & Supporting (Cable/Propping/Rod)
  • AO030298 - Bracing and Supporting (Rope)
  • AO0698 - Brushwood Chipper
  • AO0798 - Stump Grinder
  • AO0898 - Chainsaw Maintenance and Operation (CS30,31,32)
  • AO0998 - Pruning Operations (CS40)
  • AO1098 - Dismantling Operations (CS41)
  • AO110298 - Specialist Pruning (Hedge from Ground Level)
  • AO120198 - Maintain and Operate Brush Cutter
  • AO120298 - Maintain and Operate Clearing Saw / Brush Cutter
  • AO130198 - Chainsaw Planking Attachment
  • AO130398 - Mechanical Hedge Trimming (MO10)
  • AO130498 - Mobile Saw Bench
  • AO130598 - Mobile Peeler
  • AO110198 - Specialist Pruning (Shrubs)
  • AO130798 - Mobile Sawmill
  • AO1498 - Brashing and Pruning with Hand Saw

blue_arrow.gif (2589 bytes)Arboricultural Works Within the Proximity Zone of Overhead Lines up to and Including 400kv.

  • AE1 - Electrical Hazard Awareness
  • AE2A - Tree Work Operations (ground and platform)
  • AE2B - Aerial Tree Work Operations
  • AE3 - Arboricultural Team Leader
  • AE4 - Arboricultural Team Leader (Electrical Earthing)
  • AE5 - Risk Assessor/Surveyor

 

The NPTC presents details of all their available qualifications and training centres on the NPTC website.


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