Get Your Chainsaw Ticket at NSC Walford

Get Your Chainsaw Ticket at NSC Walford

North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Walford Campus will be hosting part-time Chainsaw courses, the courses will be taught by lecturer Selwyn Wayne-Smith. Selwyn has over 20 years’ experience in teaching at Walford, as well as teaching Selwyn has owned his own business which has been main contractor with local councils and employed 12 people. Selwyn also does assessing and training at Colleges and Universities across the country, he also assessed the British Army in Germany and is an international judge for STIHL.

The courses are suitable for occasional chainsaw users, who use battery chainsaws for gardening and firewood, as well as those with more experience who want to do specialist courses such as aerial rescue, harness, pruning operations and dismantling. Courses are ideal for people looking to retrain and want to get out and try something new or who want to develop their skills to industry standard. People attending courses are enthused and really want to learn and get the most out of it.

Selwyn commented, ‘Walford has had over 20 years’ success, and we have a good reputation in the area. Many companies have sent their employees to Walford and I’ve trained lots of repeat customers. Some start with one ticket and move onto another. I gave Harper Adams University advice on setting up their chainsaw courses. The course gives people a good, competent, professional grounding. When the students go from here, they are ready to continue in their chosen professional field.’

For more information about Chainsaw courses at NSC’s Walford Campus, go to the College website at You can also call Sue Martyn at NSC’s Rural Skills Department on 01939 262102 or email

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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