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From human resource management and business qualifications, to construction and machinery skills, our courses can help you gain the skills you need.


Felling & Processing Small Trees Level 2 Award - CS31

This course is suitable for those working as a Chainsaw operator within their own industry. Our Chainsaw Courses are designed to give operatives the required qualification to operate a chainsaw safetly and legally in the work place. At Chichester College Brinsbury Campus we deliver specialist training for operatives based in West Sussex, Hampshire, Kent, and Surrey who require training and assessments for any City and Guilds NPTC Chainsaw Unit.

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Students who are successful in completing their assessment will be awarded an NPTC certificate recognised by the Health & Safety Executive, which is valid for life.

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A mixture of theory and practical to support your training to become a competent operator. Course Contents: - Site specification - Site safety and PPE - Environmental and legal requirements - Felling, delimbing and snedding trees up to 15” diameter - Takedown of hung-up trees - Use of felling and timber handling tools

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Experienced trainers (NPTC accredited) will teach theory and practical and offer a wide range of real life examples drawn from their workplaces.

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You will be independently assessed by one of our NPTC approved assessors. We are able to arrange training and assessment at your premises or another site.

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City and Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Felling & Processing Small Trees - CS31
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Grow your business

Develop your business and your team's skills with full NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) training in a wide range of areas.

If you have existing staff who want to develop or refresh their skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications, we offer a range of courses that could help them. Whether you own a hair salon or engineering company, a plumbing business or a marketing firm, you can make sure that your team has the skills to let your business grow. We offer courses in areas such as:

  • Team leading
  • Management
  • Business admin
  • Customer services
  • Health & social care
  • Hospitality
  • Horticulture
  • Barbering

How much will it cost?

Many of our courses are part or even fully funded. There may even grants available of £1,500 per person​. Courses range from 1 to 2 years and can be delivered entirely in the workplace, with little or no college attendance. Courses will typically cost employers between £250 - £550 per person enrolled.

Looking for new staff?

No problem. We offer a recruitment service to help you find the ideal person.

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  • a huge range of courses offered during the day, evening or at weekends
  • courses that can be studied at college or at work
  • short bespoke courses or professionally recognised qualifications

Our facilities

  • well-equipped classrooms, salons, workshops and specialist training areas
  • up to date Learning Resources and Open Access Centre
  • city centre Chichester campus, great public transport links with free evening and weekend parking
  • beautiful countryside Brinsbury campus, close to Pulborough, set in 570 acres of Sussex countryside
  • an Ofsted 'outstanding' college

Your next apprentice is your current employee

Give your current employees the opportunity to improve their skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications from an Ofsted Outstanding institution … without having to leave the workplace!

An apprentice doesn't have to be a new member of staff - they can already be working in your company. Help to upskill and improve the productivity of your workforce in a cost effective manner through our work based learning and apprenticeship programmes. Motivate your employees by providing them with this unique opportunity to update their expertise and gain nationally recognised qualifications in:

  • Business Administration
  • Customer Services
  • Project Management
  • Management
  • Team Leading

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Did you know?


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of companies who invest in apprentices have reported a significant increase in employee retention


of employers believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated workforce


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