The first W in our series of short blogs looking at the A to Z of courses we do, is W for Wood chipper or Wood Shredder.

While chippers break down branches and larger limbs, shredders will work on smaller vegetation debris, like leaves, making mulch and compost.

We provide a wide selection of Agricultural and Horticulture courses, all our courses are delivered using a mixture of both classroom based tutorial and practical machine operating, testing and a final course assessment. We also cover in our presentation the hazards associated with various plants and toxic woods, which the candidates may come into contact with during their work with a wood chipper shredder.

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Course ratios – Wood chipper

The course durations, training and testing ratios are

Novices : 2 days for 4 Delegates

Refresher & Test : 1 day, up to 4 delegates

Experienced Worker Tests (EWT) : 1 day for up to 6 delegates.

Here is a link to our web page containing all the information you need to know about the training we can offer.

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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 using the equipment you are used to using.

N603 Wood Chipper  Shredder Course

Variations include: Trailer mounted (A), Vehicle mounted (B), Self Propelled (C) or Static (D)

Additional variations:  Wheeled (E) or Tracked (F)

Each variation is a separate test, per candidate.  If you use more than one, please contact the office. 


  • A room for the theory session
  • A safe area for the practical session, using the wood chipper to shred vegetation.


  • Delegates to provide their own PPE.
  • All machinery and equipment to be in good working order and serviceable.
  • Attachments can be covered on this course and detailed on your training ID card.


  • Candidates will need to know their Date of Birth and National Insurance number, together with a contact telephone number and email address – These are identifying factors and will never be used for marketing purposes.

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.

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

Our Awarding Body NPORS