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Programme Details
Programme Name
Felling and Processing Small Trees QQI Level 5, 5N3405
Programme Code
Programme Aim
The overall aim of this programme is to provide learners with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies necessary to achieve the QQI Level 5 component award in Felling and Processing Small Trees, carrying out work-related tasks in the maintenance and operations of a chainsaw, in order to fell and process small trees independently while under general direction, Learners will on completion understand the health and safety requirements in order to complete the process safety ensure all required control measures can be implemented in order to maintain the welfare of them self and others when felling and processing small tress.
3 Days
Credit Value
5 Credits
Horticulture 5M2586
Specific Entry/Access and Exemptions Requirements
A learner seeking entry to a programme leading to awards at level 5 learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience. The learner must have achieved 5N3404 Chainsaw Operations.
QQI Level 5 in Felling and Processing Small Trees
60% Skills Demonstration / 40% Exam
Programme Content
    Risk assessments, PPE and Legislation
  • Plan a feeling operation, preparing a site for felling
  • Carry out routine chainsaw prestart checks
  • Demonstration the correct procedure for preparing a tree
  • Crosscutting and stacking felled trees
  • Take down a hung up small tree
  • Prepare chainsaw for storage including cleaning, sharpening and setting
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