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Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting C&G – Certificate of Competence – Level 2



Type of study





Sparsholt College, SO21 2NF


09:00 - 16:30

Course Status

Course intakes are now
closed for the current 23/24 academic year.

Course dates and fees
for the 24/25 academic year will be released when our new part-time prospectus
is published in the Summer term.

Please register your
interest for new course intakes below. We will be in touch once these are

Part-Time Course Application of Interest

What will I learn?

The City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting is the updated version of the industry recognised CS30 certificate of competence. This course covers chainsaw safety, maintenance, chain sharpening, safe starting and cross-cutting of timber. It is a prerequisite to the tree felling courses.

Entry Requirements

Applicants need to be over 17 years of age. Due to funding restrictions this course is not available to existing full time Sparsholt students aged 16-18 at the start of the academic year in which they study.
Please note this is a physically demanding course. Students must be physically fit and comfortable in bending and operating a heavy power tool for extended periods in a low stance.

Further Information

Students will require a strong belt to support safety trousers and gloves suitable for handling the bar and chain.
All other tools and safety equipment are provided free for the duration of the course.

Fee Details 1

Free if unemployed or low wage (if aged 19-23 must have Full L2 or above to be eligible)

Fee Details 2

Due to funding restrictions, anyone who doesn’t live in England, isn’t a UK resident^ or who lives in the local authority areas^ of:

Cambridge and Peterborough
Greater London Authority
Greater Manchester
Liverpool City Region
North of Tyne Combined Authority
North East
South Yorkshire
Tees Valley
West Midlands
West Yorkshire
West of England

Will be unable to apply for fee remission and may be subject to higher course fees than those published.

^go to this page on our website to check if your postcode is in a Devolved Funding Area or to check eligibility if you are a non-UK resident

If you don’t live in England or are not a UK resident or live in any of the above local authority areas and wish to enrol on the course, please contact us for information on tuition fees.

Fee Code


Fee Remission

For further information on fee remission details linked to the above Fee
Code – refer to our PT Application form on our

Website Here

Please Note

Due to funding restrictions this course is not available to existing full time Sparsholt College/Andover College students aged 16, 17 or 18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP) on the 31/8 in the year they started their course.