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Agricultural Tractor

Course 212

Agricultural TractorCourse Duration

Days: 1 – 5 (last day for CPCS testing)


1 – 4

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the operator should be able to:

  • Fit PTO shaft and secure shaft guards.
  • Perform daily checks.
  • Safely enter and leave cab.
  • Understand instruments and controls.
  • Control tractor in forward and reverse directions.
  • Control tractor in forward and reverse directions, with trailer or implements.
  • Attach and detach implements and PTO shafts between implement and tractor.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of responsibilities under relevant legislation.
  • Operate machine safely and correctly in accordance with manufacturers’ manual and instructions and accepted good practice.
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Course Summary

  • Relevant regulations/legislation
  • Undulating ground
  • Pre-start inspections/maintenance
  • Accident prevention
  • Operating/turning on inclines
  • CPCS Theory Test Preparation
  • Driving the tractor
  • Use of PTO shafts
  • Learning controls
  • Mounted implements
  • Use of hitching systems
  • Reversing the tractor with trailer


CPCS Trained Operator Card – Valid for 2 years.

Central Training Services Limited Theory and Practical Certificate for in-house courses.

Refresher Period

The CPCS Trained Operator Card is not renewable (see follow-on courses below).

Agricultural Tractor Refresher Course after 3 years for in-house courses.

Any Other Relevant Information

Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) Testing is carried out to CPCS standards by CPCS Approved Testers. CPCS testing consists of passing a Health, Safety and Environment test, then a CPCS Theory Test followed by a CPCS Practical Test.  All tests may be monitored by CPCS.

Recommended Follow-On Courses

CPCS require that a Vocational Qualification (VQ) in Plant Operations (level 2) on Agricultural Tractor is achieved within 2 years of gaining CPCS Trained Operator Card. A CPCS Competent Operator Card, for this category, can be applied for upon achievement of the relevant VQ.  The CPCS Competent Operator Card is valid for 5 years and is renewable.

CPCS 180° Excavator
CPCS 360° Excavator above 10 tonnes
CPCS Forward Tipping Dumper

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