East Malling Short Courses

Safe use of tractors


Course dates available:

June 27, 2024
Venue: This course date has been reserved for RSPB

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Cost: £425
Duration: 2 Days
Certification: City & Guilds NPTC or LANTRA Certificate of Competence
Assessment Type: NPTC or LANTRA integrated assessment.
(The cost of the assessment is included in the cost of the course)
Course Prerequisites: See below

Our course is designed for both novices and more seasoned tractor users. As a result, it can last from two to four days depending on the experience of those taking part.

The price quoted is per person for a 2 day course with 3 people attending. A longer course (for novices) or one with fewer attendees will cost more.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Perform a risk assessment
  • Mount and dismount safely
  • Understand the purpose and meaning of the instrumentation
  • Understand the function of all controls
  • Understand the hazards associated with using controls
  • Understand the reasons for daily checks
  • 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
  • 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
  • Attach a trailed implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction
  • Leave unattached implements in a safe state
  • Correctly attach a PTO shaft between tractor and implement
  • Attach the PTO shaft guards correctly
  • Assess the minimum turning circle of the machine and the angle of the PTO shaft.
  • Carry out basic operations using tractor mounted loader. (Optional)

We can off NPTC City & Guilds or LANTRA qualifications for this area.

You will need to be 18 years or older to take this course with us

You will need to provide your own PPE and have access to a suitable tractor with relevant attachments and training area.

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