The course for you!

The two 2-day Cut Off Saw Train the Trainer Course for qualified trainers is for trainers who meet the qualification criteria required by the NOCN to deliver the NOCN COS Operator Training Course. Trainers passing this two day course will receive course data accredited by the NOCN for delivery across the industry.

2 day Cut-off Saw Train the Trainer

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Qualified Trainers


These courses are for INDIVIDUAL TUTORS/TRAINERS to book, or for their College/Training Company to book on their behalf. Courses are run at set Construction Colleges around the country. You can select a course that suites your own time and travel distance and book here online

2 day Cut-off Saw Train the Trainer

Closed Courses for Colleges/Training Companies with Qualified Trainers

£360 per delegate


Courses can be for between 6 and 8 Delegates

(For Colleges: If you do not have the required number of Tutors, numbers can be made up from other colleges).

Click through and select dates that suites you and request a course. You will then be contacted for details of confirmation, delegates and payment

These courses are for delegates with professional training qualifications who intend to deliver NOCN accredited Cut-off Saw Operator Training. You will need  the personal training qualifications required from the training organisation whose course you are delivering. 


   For info on               personal qualifications click here…


   For info on on-site and off-site location requirements click here…

All Course Content includes:
  • Health and Safey click here…

  • Abrasive wheel and diamond blade training

  • Cut Off Saw pre-user checks

  • Practical training on setting up and preparing to use a Cut-Off Saw

  • Practical training on techniques when using a Cut-Off Saw

  • Things to do and things to avoid when using a Cut-Off Saw

  • Practical help from manufacturers

  • The Use of Accessories, Battery Cut-Off Saw and the STIHL TS440

The new Apprenticeship Standards will be used by employers and training providers from 2019 to develop the ‘on the job and off the job training provision for apprentices’. These Standards are the basis for the Assessment Plans that are used by End Point Awarding Organisations when assessing the apprentices once they have passed through the task ‘gateway’.

In the Bricklayer Standard, the Core Skills of operatives requires the ‘Safe use of ‘disc cutters’ and power cutters.

In the Roofer Standard (currently in development), the Core Skills of operatives requires them to ‘Set-up, check and operate power tools’ (including cut-off saws) and to ‘maintain and store tools’

In the Horticulture and Landscape Operative Standard, for the Landscape Construction Role, the Core Skills of operatives requires ‘the safe use of abrasive wheels for cutting hard landscape materials during construction’.

In the Steel Fixer Standard the core skill of operatives will have the skill to be able to demonstrate the ability to cut reinforcing steel


For all these apprentices to pass through this gateway they will be required to demonstrate to their employer and training provider that they are competent to use these machines.

Completing Cut Off Saw training and holding an NOCN Cut-Off Saw Certificate will help them to deliver these Core Skills.

It will also help apprentices to be confident using the equipment and show their training certificate when they are being observed by the independent assessor assigned by the End Point Assessment Organisation during their End Point Assessment.

This STIHL Cut-Off Saw Tutor Training will enable colleges to professionally deliver the required level of Cut-Off Saw training and follow STIHL training standards. Through successful completion of this training tutors can deliver the NOCN endorsed Cut-Off Saw training required by the apprentices


Available booking dates for STIHL Train the Trainer Courses

These dates can be taken up (and therefore will be removed from the list) by either:


  1. Open courses set by COS– at regular venues across the country for anyone to book

  2. Closed courses booked by individual training companies, colleges or college groups. (These courses may be topped up to 8 delegates by additional bookings)

Let us know which Closed Course dates you are intrested in from the list above:

Dates you are intrested in booking (From the table above):

If course delegate number is less than 6, nominate other colleges that can be contacted that would be prepared to attend this closed course up to a total of 8 delegates (including your own)

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