Course Title: Tractor Driving and Related Operations
Course Code: AG016

Department: Agriculture
Course Type: Part Time

For those with some basic tractor driving ability who wish to achieve the City & Guilds (NPTC) Level 2 Award in Agricultural Tractor Driving and Related Operations. NB: If you are an absolute beginner, you may not be able to gain the Certificate of Competence within the five days - we would recommend taking our 2 day 'Tractor Driving for Beginners' course first. Call 01305 215215 to book. NB: This course is a Certificate of Competence in Tractor Handling and Operation only. It does not licence those that pass to drive on the public highway.


Course Content

A five day course which is intended for those who have some basic tractor driving ability and who wish to achieve the nationally recognised City & Guilds (NPTC) Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Handling. The fifth day is normally the test day, unless further skills development is required.
You will receive instruction to the NPTC standard in all aspects of tractor handling including:

Trailer work - hitching, unhitching and reversing
Basic PTO safety
Loader work
Safe working practices
Three point linkage
PTO use and safety
You will be advised to take the test at the end of the course or after a period of practical skills development on your own farm.

Entry Requirements

Interest in Agriculture Minimum age of 16.

Next Steps

Further part time agriculture courses, e.g., ATVs, Telehandlers, Tractor Spraying

Career Opportunities

Farmer, Farm Manager, Farm Worker (Crops), Farm Worker (Livestock), Agricultural Contractor