This series of short blogs is looking at the A to Z of courses we do. Starting with A’s we’ve covered Abrasive Wheels and now onto the Agricultural Tractor.

This tractor course covers all types of use not just for those working in the farming industry, it maybe forestry, horticulture, amenity horticulture and the sports turf industry – we’ve done lots for councils, golf clubs and country houses.

Whether you are a student, a regular tractor driver, or an employer, you need to learn about tractor safety and undertake training.  The HSE is very vocal in its publications that Agriculture and Forestry has the highly accident and fatality rates, people die in tractor accidents every year and there are many major injuries,
including amputations and fractures. There are probably other accidents or near misses which HSE never hears about. At Kentra we want to help to promote safety and help prevented those kinds of accidents and incidents occurring.

Our recent features cover  Let’s talk Agriculture training and What we do,  part 3 covers tractors.

Agricultural Tractor

Course ratio for Agricultural Tractor

The course durations, training and testing ratios are

Novice operators :  3 days  : for up to 3 candidates  : 1 instructor

Refresher and Tests :  1 day : for up to 3 candidates  : 1 instructor

Experienced Worker Tests : 1 day : for up to 4 candidates  : 1 instructor

For more information on the N601 Agricultural Tractor course please follow THIS LINK to our course syllabus page.

Agricultural Tractor


Upon successful completion of the course the candidates will received a Kentra Training ID card (credit card size) detailing the course completed.

In addition, we have the option to register the training with our Awarding Body NPORS.   If your candidates are working offsite or on other peoples premises a recognised Awarding Body membership maybe advantageous. Prior to training we would apply to NPORS to register the course and upon successful completion of the course we would apply for the candidates 5 year membership with the NPORS scheme.

Training location

At Kentra we have always provided on-site training, coming to you and delivering the training in your own space using the equipment you are used to using.

All we require are a room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical assessment using the Tractor.

If you have a trailer or attachment, we can also include these in the test.

All equipment needs to be in good working order – the tractor must be serviceable, meet the current legislation and be fitted with a trailer for towing, 3 point linkage and operations PTO shaft suitable for attachments.

Where possible we need to travel up and down a gradient, and over varying terrain. With an area of approximately 30 meters to be able to negotiate and reverse.

How we can help

Speaking of help, at Kentra we like to assist our clients with helping to arrange your training needs.  We have customers from all walks of life, self employed lone workers to multi national blue chip companies and its a pleasure to talk to you all.   If you would like more information about the courses we offer, click HERE for a link to our brochure or please  get in touch and let us help you though.

The Kentra Training Team

01606 832 556.

Agricultural Tractor

Established Feb 1997 – Proud to be celebrating 25 years delivering quality Agricultural Tractor training.

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