Tractor Driving 001431

This qualification is ideal for those working with an agricultural or compact tractor.

Qualification Level?

This is a level 2 qualification

This qualification is ideal for those working with an agricultural or compact tractor. There is an optional unit that covers the use of a tractor fitted with a front-end loader.


You will be assessed on the following:

  • Identify and explain function of all instruments and controls on the machine
  • Carry out pre-use checks
  • Demonstrate knowledge of potential hazards and the correct procedure/precautions to be observed when driving with heavily loaded trailers and implements
  • Mount vehicle, carry out safety checks and start engine
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of a tractor on or near the public highway or other areas to which the public has access
  • Hitch tractor to trailer and connect hydraulic coupling(s)
  • Drive tractor and trailer around a designated course as outlined by the assessor, to include negotiating corners, gear changing and reversing in a confined space
  • Tip trailer, uncouple and park tractor safely
  • Attach a three-point linkage implement to the tractor, observing safe practice at all times
  • Attach a PTO driven machine to the tractor and fit PTO shaft
  • Demonstrate knowledge of factors to consider when using PTO shaft
Course Length?

Two or three days training with assessments depending on previous experience.

Got a question about this training course?

For more information please email us on or call 01332 216640 Opt 02 / 07794 898276.

To keep our prices as low as possible this course operates on a supply and demand basis. We operate a waiting list and when we have enough candidates for a course, dates are set. We can give you a quote on providing a course with less candidates.

For more information and to view the qualification overview

Please visit the City & Guilds NPTC website here.

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