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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 1

Hours: 14.00

Start: Roll On Roll Off - Contact Us

Days / Times: Contact Us

Tuition (£): 255.00*

Exams (£): 90.00**

Interview: N

Course Summary

This course covers the safe driving of a tractor, pre-use maintenance and safety checks, and recognition of controls and instruments.

Entry requirements

The minimum age for candidates taking this course is 16 years.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Identifying any hazard specific to the site, task and machine
  • Identifying and explaining functions of all instruments and controls on the machine
  • Carrying out daily pre-use checks on the tractor
  • Demonstrating knowledge of precautions to be observed when driving with heavily loaded trailers and implements
  • Mounting vehicle, carrying out safety checks and starting engine

How will I be assessed?

There is a formal NPTC assessment which can be taken at the College using our tractors – or your own site using your own tractor – and this will take approximately two to three hours.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Overalls
  • Steel toe-capped boots
  • Writing materials
  • Lunch (there will be facilities on site if you wish to purchase your lunch here)

What can I do after this course?

Derby College offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Agriculture and a wide variety of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

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* Tuition - This figure is the tuition fee to be paid - There are no concessionary fees available.
** Exam - This fee is to cover the cost of registration with the relevant awarding body.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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Daniel Wall

Daniel Wall

Trainee alpaca shearer Daniel sets out on his next life adventure

Trainee alpaca shearer Daniel Wall says the teaching and mentoring he received at Broomfield Hall has prepared him for his next adventure in life.  
 
Daniel, who is 20, recently left DCG after completing his level 3 Agriculture course with distinction. He is now working alongside an experienced specialist alpaca shearer near his hometown of Redcar, with his job taking him to alpaca farms all over the UK.  
 
Shearing alpacas – unlike shearing sheep – is a two-person job, and at around 15 minutes per animal, it takes five times as long. The shearing method is also quite different – alpacas have to be rolled onto their sides – and Daniel is grateful to Broomfield Hall for letting him practise his shearing technique.  
 
He said: “The Broomfield Hall college and facilities are lovely and my lecturers have been great. They helped me achieve the best grade I could. They never failed to teach us something new every lesson and gave us valuable life knowledge. I’m lucky to have had them teaching and mentoring me as they’ve enabled me to start my next adventure in life.”  
 
Daniel is keen to return to College to talk to students about his time there and has offered to help shear Broomfield’s alpacas next year.  
 
As well as two “brilliant” college trips to the Zetor tractor factory in the Czech Republic, Daniel also listed the “togetherness” of the agriculture students as one of the highlights of College life.  
 
He added: “Although we were taught separately, students doing levels 1, 2 and 3 mixed with each other. Broomfield Hall felt like one big family and I think that’s important in an education establishment.”  

“The Broomfield Hall college and facilities are lovely and my lecturers have been great. They helped me achieve the best grade I could. They never failed to teach us something new every lesson and gave us valuable life knowledge. I’m lucky to have had them teaching and mentoring me as they’ve enabled me to start my next adventure in life.”

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