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Level: 1

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

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to prepare and use an ATV safely.

Entry requirements

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

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Course Content

The course will cover:

  • Comply with legal requirements, with an emphasis on safe practice
  • Identify the risks associated with using an ATV
  • Understand the main causes of accidents
  • Identify the controls and components
  • Understand the function of all instruments
  • Carry out daily and appropriate pre-start checks
  • Identify and report any faults
  • Operate an ATV safely on a variety of slopes and terrain
  • Identify loading/towing capacities
  • Drive with loads and trailed equipment
  • Load and secure for transport on the road (if appropriate)
  • Understand legal and practical requirements for travelling on the public road.

How will I be assessed?

There is a formal NPTC assessment, which is taken on a separate day. Tests are organised by NPTC and can be taken at the College or on your own site.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Overalls or tight fitting work clothes with no dangling drawstrings
  • Steel toe-capped boots or wellingtons
  • Writing materials
  • Lunch/refreshments

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 range of other land-based topics - please see the Derby College Part-time Prospectus for a full list and details.

 

* 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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About Broomfield Hall »

Ashley Slater

Ashley Slater

Agri-qualifications power Ashley towards contract farming

Teenager Ashley Slater's father and grandfather used to be farmers and as a boy, he spent many happy hours tinkering with his granddad's vintage tractor.

Farming is in Ashley's blood and so, after completing his GCSEs, he knew he wanted to study agriculture.

And now, after completing two Derby College courses, he is well on track to fulfil his ambition to become a contract farmer.

Ashley chose the full-time Level 2 agricultural course at Broomfield Hall, and went on to take Level 3. He covered everything from topping (removing tough tall grass) and ploughing, to lambing and machine maintenance.

After college, his qualifications helped him land a general farmworkers' job on a 300 acre organic cereal farm at Sutton Bonington in Nottinghamshire.

The farm also has around 120 head of sheep and a herd of some 100 beef cattle.

The two courses gave me the qualifications I needed and helped me build on what I already knew. Some of the teachers have their own farms and they really know what they are talking about. You also get an option to learn for various tickets you might need - like I got my pesticides tickets and rough terrain forklift ticket. It all helps to show you've got the knowledge and skills when you apply for a job. My ambition is to one day have my own contracting business with my own machinery, working on other people's farms.


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