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Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Mowers (NPTC 0014-35)

This course aims to prepare participants for the NPTC Certificate of Competence in Use of Mowers.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Agriculture
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 1
Hours: 7.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £170
Exam: £80
Broomfield Hall

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Course Information for Students

This is a one-day course and aims to prepare participants for the NPTC Certificate of Competence in Use of Mowers. The course also includes assessment which will take place on the 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:

  • The relevant legal requirements
  • How to avoid the potential dangers
  • Essential maintenance
  • Correct use of both rotary and cylinder mowers

This course will be delivered on-site at Broomfield Hall.

You will be required to supply your own:

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

There is a practical assessment which takes place on the same day as the training.

DCG 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 DCG part-time prospectus for a full list and details.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Agricultural Machinery Drivers


Agricultural Machinery Drivers

Groundsmen and Greenkeepers


Groundsmen and Greenkeepers

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Course Information Last Updated On: December 1, 2023 3:56 pm