Certificate in Tractor Driving and Related Operations (Agricutural or Compact)

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Tractor driving and related Operations (ATD02)

This covers the safe driving of a tractor, pre-use maintenance and safety checks, and recognition of controls and instruments. The test covers the use of the tractor in a range of situations. During the assessment the tractor has to be driven safely and correctly around a suitable course, including reversing with a trailer. It also covers trailer hitching and attaching 3-point linkage and PTO driven attachments.

Units of the Qualification
Unit 1    Pre-use safety – Tractors
Unit 2    Operate the tractor
Unit 3    Hitch trailer and three-point linkage implement to the tractor
Unit 4    Operate loader

Unit 4 is an optional unit, which covers the use of a tractor fitted with a front-end loader. The certificate is endorsed accordingly.

This is not a driving licence. Candidates must be a minimum age of 16 or over.

Learning outcomes:
-Legal requirements and safety regulations  
-Safe driving techniques- with heavily loaded trailers, mounted implements, up and down hills, across slopes, turning on slopes, over rough ground
-Methods of operating to maximise fuel economy
-Interpret instrument readings
-Function of controls
-Safe operating procedures
-Inspection of tractor for serviceability
-Undertake daily maintenance routine
-Carry out pre-start checks
-Driving and checking brake operations
-Hitching to a trailer and a PTO driven mounted machine
-Manoeuvring with a trailer and a PTO mounted machine
-Detaching and parking trailer and machine
-Cleaning and inspecting the tractor

For further information detailing the activities taken during the assessment of each unit please visit the NPTC Assessment Schedule (link opens in a new window).

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