LEARNING AREAS: Agriculture & Countryside Management COURSES

How to Use a Chainsaw

Bicton College Bicton LEVEL: Professional Qualification Agriculture & Countryside Management

This course is an introduction to using a chainsaw, held at Bicton College.

The course can be run at a location to suit business requirements if desired.


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Ideal if:

Those interested in tree surgery/tree knowledge.

You’ll need:

Applicants must be aged 16 or over.

You’ll learn:

  • Basic use and maintenance of the chainsaw
  • Current health and safety legislation and safety clothing (PPE) guidance
  • Fuel mixtures and lubricants
  • Power unit, safety features, recoil starter
  • Chain identification, bar maintenance, sharpening
  • Hot & cold start
  • Chain saw handling


To cover handling and maintenance.

You’ll go on to:

NPTC Qualifications.

This course runs throughout the year on various dates. For more information please register your interest below.


How to Use a Chainsaw

Start Date

This course is offered throughout the year, please contact us for the latest start dates.




1 day

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.