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C&G Tractor Driving


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City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Related Operations

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Course Description

Over-view: If you use a tractor as part of your work 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. The training leads to candidates taking their C&G assessment for this machine which in successful completion will provide an industry recognised certificate.

Course Contents:

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

Course Contents in relation to operation of loader:

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

Entry Requirements:

Please note that candidates must have some prior experience of tractor driving prior to taking this course. The minimum age for candidates taking the certificate of competence is 16 years old, there is no upper age limit. Please be advised that this qualification does not replace any legal requirements for a driving license.




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