Course dates at RytonTimePlacesPrice
13th July 20209.30am6£216.00

Enrol for this course

This course is essential for anyone who uses a compact tractor in a professional capacity (as part of their normal duties). For example, a groundsman, grounds maintenance operative or gardener.

What will I study?

You will study the underpinning knowledge essential for correctly maintaining a compact tractor and attachments and receive tuition in how to maintain and safely operate a compact tractor and attachments.

What is covered?

The following areas are covered during the course:

  • Understand how to prepare a tractor and attachments for operation
  • Prepare a tractor and attachments for operation
  • Understand how to operate a tractor
  • Operate a tractor with attachments

How is it delivered and assessed?

  1. (Independent) This qualification is examined by an Independent City & Guilds NPTC Assessor after training has been completed at a mutually convenient date. In most instances (subject to Assessor availability) we can arrange assessment directly after training. Assessment can take 1.5 - 3.0 hours and will always be at the venue at which you trained.
  2. (Integrated) This qualification can be examined by the Trainer who delivered the training. Small groups can be trained and assessed in one day, larger groups trained on day one and assessed on another mutually convenient date. Assessment can take 1.5 – 3.0 hours and will always be at the venue at which you trained.

If you are not sure about which option to choose, we recommend option 2, it provides the learner with continuity in respect of both training and assessment and is less expensive.

What qualification will I get?

You will receive a City & Guilds NPTC Certificate, The Level 2 Award in Compact Tractor Driving and Related Operations. Note this is issued directly by City & Guilds NPTC.

What is the cost and venue(s)?

Option 1 – Integrated Assessment (Assessment is carried out by the person who trained you)

Training and assessment are £150.00 per candidate, registration and certification with City & Guilds NPTC is £30.00 total payable £180.00 plus VAT @ 20% is £216.00

Option 2 – Independent Assessment (Assessment is carried out by a City & Guilds Independent Assessor, not the person who trained you.)

Training is £120.00 per candidate, registration and certification with City & Guilds NPTC is £30.00, assessment by a City & Guilds Independent Assessor is £70.00 total payable £220.00 plus VAT @ 20% is £264.00

To enrol on our Independent Assessment, click on the 'Independent' course tab below. 

Please note, most clients choose option 1, Integrated assessment, as this provides continuity in both training and assessment for the trainee/candidate and is less costly to deliver and assess. 

Courses will take place our Ryton Centre. However, if you would like this course delivered at your own site please contact us, we would be pleased to discuss viability and cost. please contact Tony Davies by email. tonydavies@bestinhorticulture.co.uk

What is the enrolment process?

To book your place on a course, click on the green 'Enrol on this Course' button above, but if you would like this course delivered in the workplace, please contact Tony Davies by email  tonydavies@bestinhorticulture.co.uk

What else do I need to know?

We have a very high success rate in preparing candidates for assessment, to date we have achieved 100% success!

Please note we supply trainees with all items of PPE for this course (with the exception of safety footwear, which must be supplied by the trainee/candidate).

What can I do after completing this course?

You can go on to undertake training in a variety of Certificates of Competence applicable to your role. For example:

If you work as a garden maintenance operative (gardener), the following might be useful:

  • Manual handling
  • Safe application of pesticides (Pa1)
  • Hand held applicators (Pa6)
  • Occasional chainsaw user
  • Brushcutter/strimmer
  • Hand held hedge trimmer
  • Pedestrian mower
  • Leaf blower/vacuum
  • Amenity shredder
  • Ride on mowers
  • Compact tractors

If you work as a landscaper, the following might be useful:

  • Manual handling
  • Safe application of pesticides (Pa1)
  • Hand held applicators (Pa6)
  • Occasional chainsaw user
  • Brushcutter/strimmer
  • Plant machinery360 degree excavator
  • Dumper
  • Abrasive wheel machine