This series of short blogs is looking at the A to Z of courses we do. Starting with Abrasive Wheels because it would be a bit silly to start with woodworking tools.

We have three options available for the Abrasive Wheels courses.

The above course names are all linked to the relevant course syllabus blogs, we published these to this website recently – they each contain detailed outlines of the course content and useful information regarding the training options.

Abrasive Wheels


Course ratios

The course durations, training and testing ratios are

N301A  Abrasive Wheels Awareness course

Half day – we can run two sessions in the day. For up to 6 candidates per session.

N301 Abrasive Wheels – Angle grinders

One day for up to 6 candidates

N017 Abrasive Wheels – Cut of saw (Stihl saws)

One day for up to 6 delegates

If your candidates use angle grinders and cut off saws, they will need to do both tests and we can do a combination course (1 day for 3 delegates on both machines = 6 tests in the day, for 1 instructor)

Abrasive Wheels


Upon successful completion of the course the candidates will received a Kentra Training ID card (credit card size) detailing the course completed.

In addition, we have the option to register the training with our Awarding Body NPORS.   If your candidates are working offsite or on other peoples premises a recognised Awarding Body membership maybe advantageous. Prior to training we would apply to NPORS to register the course and upon successful completion of the course we would apply for the candidates 5 year membership with the NPORS scheme.

Training locations

At Kentra we have always provided on-site training, coming to you and delivering the training in your own space.  On-site training is available for all the Abrasive wheels courses.

To provide an alternative we opened our Training Centre in October 2018, and have achieved NPORS accreditation, meaning that you can come to us and we can register the training with the awarding body if required.

Training with us couldn’t be simpler, once you are booked on to the course all you need to bring is yourself and any personal PPE you may prefer.  All the equipment and safety PPE is provided and we will provide the equipment and accessories for the course, however if you wish to bring any of your own equipment this is perfectly fine to do so and we can then train you on the machinery you are used to working with.

Due to the nature of the courses we provide, we also ask that candidates clothing be suitable for practical use of the equipment, including Safety Boots where possible.

How we can help

Speaking of help, at Kentra we like to assist our clients with helping to arrange your training needs.  We have customers from all walks of life, self employed lone workers to multi national blue chip companies and its a pleasure to talk to you all.   If you would like more information about the courses we offer, click HERE for a link to our brochure or please  get in touch and let us help you though.

The Kentra Training Team

01606 832 556.

Abrasive Wheels

Established Feb 1997 – Proud to be celebrating 25 years delivering quality training.

More details on Tool Safety 

NPORS Abrasive Wheels

N017 Abrasive Wheels Cut off Saw – Course details

N301A Abrasive Wheels – Course details

N301 Abrasive Wheels – Course details 

N017 Official NPORS Abrasive Wheels Cut Off Saw Training

N301 Official NPORS Abrasive Wheels Training