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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 use an RTV 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:

  • How to carry out risk assessment
  • Complying with safety and legal requirements, with an emphasis on safe practices, warning signs and guards
  • Loading and unloading a machine from a trailer/lorry
  • Carrying out all p-driving checks for faulty or dangerous components
  • Preparing the ATV for work, including checking and adjusting safety devices
  • Starting up and driving the machinery safely in a range of different ground conditions
  • Using the manufacturer’s instruction book
  • Identifying track profile and weight transfer

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 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 Group 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 Group 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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