Level 3 Award in Severing Uprooted or Windblown Trees

Lantra Approved

NPTC Unit 302

This qualification is about the severing of root-plates from windblown or individual uprooted trees using a chainsaw. The trees will not be in a position that requires assistance from emergency services or utility companies. This covers trees that have been windblown or uprooted by storm damage, earth movement or other physical agent.

The trees will be intermeshed in a complex fashion so that a planned order of approach will be necessary to complete the work. The order of work will often involve the severing and extraction of part-blown and wind-snapped trees prior to severing root-plates from fully blown stems.

The trees will be both over and under guidebar length in diameter and will be both fully and partially uprooted.

Who should take this course?

This course is specifically aimed at people who are required to deal with a variety of windblown trees.  You will have prior chainsaw operating experience and be certified in chainsaw maintenance and basic and advanced felling techniques.


Before registering on this qualification you must have achieved the following:

Candidates must have completed the appropriate old units CS30, CS31 and CS32 or the new Units 201 & 202, 203 and 301.

Awarding Bodies

Successful completion of course and assessment will result in NPTC Level 3 Award 302 (**Previously known as CS34 and 35**)

This is a 3 day Lantra Awards training course followed by independent NPTC assessment on a separate day.

Assessment takes place on a 1:1 basis with an NPTC assessor.

Course Content

Duration: 3 days training, 1 day assessment

Maximum delegates: 4

Awarding bodies: Lantra, NPTC / City & Guilds

  • Gain knowledge and understanding across a range of forestry and arboriculture functions and activities
  • Be able to work effectively in a forestry and arboriculture environment, both independently and as part of a team
  • Be able to assess your ability to review and develop your own practices and carry out a range of practical forestry and arboriculture tasks to the required industry standard
  • Improve your awareness of health and safety legislation and how individuals can contribute to the Health and
  • Safety Executive’s (HSE) agenda
  • Obtain occupational competence and/or licence to practice
  • Meet licence to practice or other legal requirements made by the relevant sector, profession or industry


Duration: 3 days training, 1 day assessment

Maximum delegates: 4

Awarding Bodies: Lantra,  NPTC / City & Guilds



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