Tractor Driving & Related Operations

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Agriculture AG016E07/19/4 Short Course

Course Information

For those with some basic tractor driving ability who wish to achieve the City & Guilds (NPTC) Level 2 Award in Agricultural Tractor Driving and Related Operations. NB: If you are an absolute beginner, you may not be able to gain the Certificate of Competence within the five days - we would recommend taking our 2 day 'Tractor Driving for Beginners' course first. Call 01305 215215 to book. NB: This course is a Certificate of Competence in Tractor Handling and Operation only. It does not licence those that pass to drive on the public highway.


  • Award in Agricultural Tractor Driving and Related Operations (QCF)
Course Content
  • A five day course which is intended for those who have some basic tractor driving ability and who wish to achieve the nationally recognised City & Guilds (NPTC) Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Handling. The fifth day is normally the test day, unless further skills development is required.

    You will receive instruction to the NPTC standard in all aspects of tractor handling including: Trailer work - hitching, unhitching and reversing, Basic PTO safety, Loader work , Safe working practices, Three point linkage PTO use and safety .

    You will be advised to take the test at the end of the course or after a period of practical skills development on your own farm.
Entry Requirements
  • Interest in Agriculture
    Minimum age of 16
Next Steps
  • Further part time agriculture courses, e.g., ATVs, Telehandlers, Tractor Spraying
Career Opportunities
  • Farmer, Farm Manager, Farm Worker (Crops), Farm Worker (Livestock), Agricultural Contractor

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
06-Apr-2020 (Already Started) 10-Apr-2020 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m.
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Mon - Fri 5
Course Fees
Tuition fees (Part time standard) £390.00
Reservation fees (Part time standard) £30.00


Materials Required

Steel toe-capped safety boots
Suitable outdoor clothing
Wet weather gear
Pen & paper

What's next?

Applications for this course are now closed. If you'd like to know when there will be another or need more information we are happy to answer any questions.