Tractor Driving Children

Specific training in Driving Tractors for 13 to 16 year old young people

Because you love your children, wouldn’t it be a good idea to have them taught to drive that tractor by a professional?

This course takes place over two days and is particularly designed for young people aged between 13 and 16 years of age who have some experience.

The course objectives are as follows:

  • enter and leave the cab safely
  • understand the purpose and meaning of the instrumentation
  • understand the functions of all the controls
  • understand the hazards associated with some controls
  • start and stop the engine in a safe manner
  • be competent in driving a tractor in a forward and reverse direction
  • leave the tractor in a safe state
  • understand the reasons for daily checks
  • competently perform checking of the lubrication, cooling and air intake of the engine, perform basic lubrication of the tractor and ensure the tractor is in a safe road going state
  • attach a mounted implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction with a mounted implement
  • attach a trailed implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction with a trailed implement
  • leave unattached implements in a safe state
  • plan field work in relation to field shape and type of operation

Candidates will receive nationally recognised certification from Lantra.
Course content contributes knowledge toward NVQ units where tractors are used.

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