This one-day course aims to prepare participants for the NPTC Certificate of Competence in Use of Self-Propelled Mowers. The course also includes assessment, to be arranged on a separate day.
The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16 years. You should preferably have knowledge of basic use of machinery.
The course will cover:
There is a practical assessment, lasting approximately two hours, which is taken on a separate day from the training. Tests are organised by NPTC.
You will be required to supply your own:
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.
Craig Gavagan from Breaston was the first Agriculture apprentice at Broomfield Hall – learning new skills while working on our farm which boasts a wide range of livestock.
Craig, a former pupil at Friesland School in Sandiacre, had originally planned to do A-levels but decided to take a different route to success after seeing the apprenticeship advertised.
I didn’t know anything about farming life before coming here but I never want to work in any other industry now. I love working with the livestock and machinery and I hope that the qualifications I gain as part of the apprenticeship will help me get a job after the programme finishes.