Tractor Driving Course

Who is this course for?

  • Those required to drive a tractor
  • Both novice and experienced operators
  • Those who would like their skills to be verified with certification

What are the course objectives?

  • Be able to carry out a risk assessment of the task in hand
  • Enter and leave the cab safely
  • Understand the purpose and meaning of the instrumentation
  • Understand the function of all controls
  • Understand the hazards associated with some controls
  • Start and stop the engine in a safe manner
  • Be competent in driving a tractor in a forward and reverse direction
  • Leave the tractor in a safe state
  • Understand the reasons for daily checks
  • Competently perform checking of the lubrication, cooling and air intake of the engine, perform basic lubrication of the tractor and ensure the tractor is in a safe road going state
  • Attach a mounted implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction with a trailed implement
  • Leave unattached implements in a safe state
  • Correctly attach a power take off (PTO) shaft between tractor and implement
  • Attach the PTO shaft guards correctly
  • Assess the minimum turing circle of the machine and the angle of the PTO shaft
  • Carry out basic operations using tractor mounted loader

How long is the course?

Five days – Novice operators
Three days – Semi-novice operators
Two days – Experienced operators
One day – Refresher certification

What qualification does it give?

City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Agricultural Tractor Driving & Related Operations (QCF) (MO1 & MO1A) or Lantra Certificate of Tractor Driving and Related Operations

How much does it cost?

Please enquire for prices