About the course
Brief Description of the Course:
This course covers safe driving of a tractor, pre-use maintenance, safety checks and recognition of controls and instruments. The Course and Assessment will cover the use of the tractor in a range of situations: driving safely and correctly around a suitable course (including reversing with a trailer), trailer hitching, attaching 3-point linkage and Power Take Off (PTO) driven attachments. There is an optional unit that covers the use of a tractor fitted with a front-end loader.
A keen interest in horticulture, ground-keeping or green-keeping.
The course programme will cover the legal, safety and operator requirements for:
· Safe use of the tractor and machinery
· Operator maintenance
· Operating/Driving safely
· PTO operation
· Trailed implements and trailers
· Three point linkages
· Front end loaders (Optional)
Learning and Assessment:
This practical course is delivered to include all the outcomes listed and assessed independently of the training day.
Assessment is held on a separate day (Usually/ideally the following week).
All Assessment fees are included in Course fee/funding.
To gain the qualification you must complete a practical test with one-to-one questioning
The cost of this course is usually £395. However, thanks to funding from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, Halton and St Helens residents age 19+ are eligible for funding to pay for all this course, including assessment fees.
PLEASE NOTE THIS COURSE CANNOT BE FUNDED FOR APPLICANTS ON A FULL TIME FURTHER EDUCATION COURSE OR APPRENTICESHIP.
Please bring safety footwear and suitable outdoor clothing.
There are further NPTC competency courses available at the College.
How to Apply:
To apply for this programme, please complete the on-line application form using the links on the right of the factsheet on the website. Alternatively, printed application forms are available from Course Enquiries:
Myerscough College Liverpool, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, Croxteth Hall Lane, Liverpool, L12 0HB
0151 228 7162
Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, programmes of study are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.