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NPTC Level 2 Award in Tractor Driving and Related Operations

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

This course covers the skills and knowledge required for the safe and competent operation of a tractor. On completion of the course you will have the NPTC Award in Tractor Driving and Related Operations. This qualification is essential for employment in the industry

Overview of the course: 

Once completed you will have gained the practical skills and knowledge to enable you to take a practical assessment. The assessment will be on the day following the completion of training

Entry requirements: 

You should have completed the College Certificate in Basic Tractor Driving or be a competent tractor driver

Topics: 

1. General Health & Safety at Work HASWA (1974).
2. Daily maintenance requirements on tractors.
3. Identification and use of tractor controls
4. Pre-checks before starting a tractor
5. Starting and stopping procedures
6. Tractor Operation including:
- Use of gears
- Manoeuvring
- Reversing
- Hitching trailers
7. Safety implications of operating tractors on banks
8. Use of a fore end loader
9. Attaching a three point mounted implement

How is the course assessed?: 

External practical assessment by NPTC

Further study options after this course: 

Additional practical units can be added to further industrial skills

Length of the course: 

2 full days practical workshop

Campus: 

Houghall Campus, Durham

When does the course start: 

The course runs at various times throughout the year subject to demand.

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Fees: 

Fees are payable in advance.
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (14 Dec 2017 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

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