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Agricultural Tractor Driving City & Guilds

Overview

If you use a tractor this course will help you prove your ability to operate this vehicle safely as part of your work in agriculture, horticulture or other industries. You will also be able to include operating a loader if you also require this option.

Description

Course Content

  • Pre-start checks and adjustments
  • Identify health & safety issues in relation to the preparation and use of tractors
  • Differentiate between attachments that are safe to use & compatible with the tractor & those that are not
  • Identify conditions which should be taken into account when using attachments and requirements needed for different operations
  • Identify the correct use and duration of warning signals and indicators
  • Carry out pre-start checks
  • Check work area for hazards and obstacles
  • Ensure attachments are compatible with the tractor and are secure and safe
  • Carry out preparation of tractor and attachments in accordance with health & safety legislation and codes & practice
  • Describe the ways in which the tractor should be manoeuvred and how different weather and ground conditions must be taken into account
  • Identify the types of hazards which may be encountered and how these should be dealt with
  • Identify the capabilities of the tractor and the expected efficiency of tractor operation
  • Identify health & safety legislation and codes of practice in relation to the preparation and use of tractors
  • Conduct all movements of the tractor safely and consistent with the type of tractor, attachment and operation
  • Assess and modify operating procedures to take into account any changes in weather and ground conditions and types of terrain
  • Assess and deal with hazards and obstacles encountered during the operation
  • Maintain the efficiency of tractor and attachment performance through the appropriate operation of the tractor
  • Leave the tractor safe after use and in a condition suitable for it’s future use

Know how to operate a loader

  • Demonstrate knowledge of additional legal & safety requirements relating to using a loader
  • Demonstrate knowledge of checking loader and attachments to prime mover
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the factors to consider when removing and refitting a handling attachment
  • Carry out daily maintenance and pre-start checks
  • Check tyre pressure is appropriate for loader work
  • Carry out activities to operate a loader
  • Leave the loader in a suitable place and condition after operation

Entry Requirements

The minimum age limit for Candidates taking Certificates of Competence is 16 years. There is no upper age limit. Candidates will need some previous driving experience. Please note that this qualification does not replace any legal requirements for a driving licence. 

Course Duration

2-days training plus assessment on a 3rd day

Entry Requirements

The minimum age limit for Candidates taking Certificates of Competence is 16 years. There is no upper age limit. Candidates will need some previous driving experience. Please note that this qualification does not replace any legal requirements for a driving licence.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
York,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277
enquiries@askham-bryan.ac.uk