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Level: 1

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 14.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 315.00*

Exams (£): 90.00**

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course covers the safe driving of a tractor, pre-use maintenance and safety checks, and recognition of controls and instruments.

Entry requirements

The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Identifying any hazard specific to the site, task and machine
  • Identifying and explaining functions of all instruments and controls on the machine
  • Carrying out daily pre-use checks on the tractor
  • Demonstrating knowledge of precautions to be observed when driving with heavily loaded trailers and implements
  • Mounting vehicle, carrying out safety checks and starting engine

How will I be assessed?

There is a formal NPTC assessment which can be taken at the College using our own tractors - or on your own site using your own tractor - and this will take approximately two to three hours. 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Overalls
  • Steel toe-capped boots
  • High-visibility vest
  • Lunch
  • Writing materials

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Agriculture and a wide range of other land-based topics.  Please see our part-time prospectus for a full list and details.

 

* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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About Broomfield Hall »

Craig Gavagan

Craig Gavagan

A career in farming

Craig Gavagan from Breaston was the first Agriculture apprentice at Broomfield Hall – learning new skills while working on our farm which boasts a wide range of livestock.

Craig, a former pupil at Friesland School in Sandiacre, had originally planned to do A-levels but decided to take a different route to success after seeing the apprenticeship advertised.

I didn’t know anything about farming life before coming here but I never want to work in any other industry now. I love working with the livestock and machinery and I hope that the qualifications I gain as part of the apprenticeship will help me get a job after the programme finishes.
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