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The aim of the Agricultural Tractor Course is to provide candidates with the knowledge and practical skills required to safely operate the machine and successfully sit both the Theory and Practical elements of the CPCS Technical Test. NPORS testing is also available on this category.
Candidates will be trained and/or tested by experienced instructors.

 The main areas covered during training are:

  • Describe the nature of the sector of industry and their role and responsibilities as a plant operator

  • Name and explain the purpose of principal components, the basic construction, controls and terminology

  • Conform with manufacturer’s requirements as per the operator’s handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation

  • Undertake all pre-use checks

  • Configure and set for travel (site and highway)

  • Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces with mounted and trailed implements.

  • Manoeuvre in confined spaces with mounted and trailed implements

  • Attach and set trailed implements ready for work

  • Attach and set mounted implements ready for work

  • Attach and set power take-off drives ready for work

  • Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services

  • Operate a mounted or power-driven implement

  • Remove and store trailed and mounted implements

  • Carry out shut down and securing procedures

  • Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine

CPCS Technical Tests

  • Theory: 1 hour

  • Practical: 1 hour 20 mins


  • Nil


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