Tractor Driving

The tractor is an essential piece of machinery for so many businesses and operating it safely and efficiently is vital. Whether you are an experienced hand, or just starting out, our instructors will steer you through the entire tractor-driving process. The finer details This is an integrated training and assessment course.

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Lantra approved certificate will be awarded on successful completion.


This is a 2 day course.


Borders College Landbased Department Newtown St Boswells.

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Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Course Content

This is an integrated training and assessment course. You will receive a certificate of training once it is complete. We will guide you through the theory behind tractor driving, with sessions on key health and safety issues. You will also receive plenty of hands-on experience behind the wheel. Basic operations and manoeuvring will be covered, as will using attachments, trailers and the power take-off (PTO) shaft

Course session:

  • Health and safety legislation
  • Controls and pre-start checks
  • Operating the tractor
  • Manoeuvring
  • Mounted implements and trailed machines
  • PTOs
  • Tractor mounted front-end loader

By the end of the course, youll be able to:

  • Perform a risk assessment
  • Mount and dismount safely
  • Understand the purpose and meaning of the instrumentation
  • Understand the function of all controls
  • Understand the hazards associated with using controls
  • Understand the reasons for daily checks
  • 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
  • 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
  • Attach a trailed implement and manoeuvre in a forward and reverse direction
  • Leave unattached implements in a safe state
  • Correctly attach a PTO shaft between tractor and implement
  • Attach the PTO shaft guards correctly
  • Assess the minimum turning circle of the machine and the angle of the PTO shaft.
  • Carry out basic operations using tractor mounted loader.


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