Junior Tractor Driving

About the course

This course is designed to offer advice to the 13 to 16 year old tractor operator, on how to safely operate the modern agricultural tractor and related machinery. Once the basic safety issues have been covered it is designed to be very practical and hands on, with plenty of opportunity to drive the machines with and without machinery attached.

All areas of the tractor are covered which include:

· Trailers

· Three point linkage

· PTO (restricted operation covered due to HSE guidelines).

· Basic use of the fore end loader.

The training is carried out between the College's Engineering Unit and the purpose built machine operation area on the campus. Although it is not an assessment based course a certificate of attendance is given to all trainees up on completion which will satisfy HSE training requirements.

Additional Information

Candidates are required to wear strong footwear, (ideally steel toe protecting) and overalls. Wet weather clothing may also be required.

Candidate Quote

"It was fun and educational"

JC - Lytham, Lancashire

Our own dairy cows
Our own dairy cows

Agriculture

Myerscough College is one of the leading institutions for Agriculture in the UK. Our courses will help prepare you for a career in the industry, by combining relevant background skills with the knowledge of crop and livestock technology as well as business enterprise.

There is currently a significant demand for highly trained and well educated professionals to enter the industry. This has been fuelled by the increasing awareness that food production, farming, tourism, the environment and rural affairs are all interconnected.

Nicola Chappelhow
Nicola Chappelhow

They say: Nicola Chappelhow

"Myerscough gave me a great understanding of different types of agriculture and set me up nicely for my job as a milk recorder."

 

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Oliver McEntyre.jpg

Alumni – Oliver McEntyre

To anyone looking to study Agriculture or Countryside at Myerscough College, I’d say go, embrace it & leave with the knowledge that the qualification will stay with you for the rest of your career and open doors that might not have been opened without the time and experience Myerscough offers.

Meet Oliver