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City & Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Ride on Self Propelled Mowers

About the course

Brief Description of the Course:

This course covers the use of ride on self-propelled mowers, including pre-use checks, maintenance, identification of controls and instruments and operating the machine taking into account the type of cutting mechanism used (rotary, cylinder, flail or reciprocating knife)

Entry Requirements:

A keen interest in horticulture, ground-keeping or green-keeping.

Course Units:

The assessment consists of two compulsory units which are broken down into the following outcomes:

Unit 215

· Know how to carry out a basic risk assessment

· Know the health and safety legislation that underpins machine operations

· Know the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for mower operations

· Know the key features of the equipment being used

· Know the controls and instruments relating to the equipment being used

· Know how to check and maintain the equipment being used

· Know how to adjust the cutting units

· Know how to safely operate a mower

Unit 216

· Be able to set up, use and maintain ride on powered equipment

· Be able to work safely and minimise environmental damage

· Know how to maintain ride on powered equipment

· Know the operating principles of powered equipment

· Know the current health and safety legislation and environmental good practice

Learning and Assessment:

This practical course is delivered to include all the outcomes listed and assessed independently of the training day.

Assessment is held on a separate day (Usually/ideally the following week).

All Assessment fees are included in Course fee/funding.

To gain the qualification you must complete a practical test with one-to-one questioning

The assessment may be taken on a machine with any type of cutting mechanism, for example:

· Cylinder

· Rotary

· Flail

· Reciprocating knife

· Greens machine with interchangeable units

Course Fees: £258

The cost of this course is usually £258. However, residents of Liverpool City Region are likely to be eligible for funding to pay for all or part of this course.

Additional Information:

Please bring safety footwear and suitable outdoor clothing.

Progression:

There are further NPTC competency courses available at the College.

How to Apply:

To apply for this programme, please complete the on-line application form using the links on the right of the factsheet on the website. Alternatively, printed application forms are available from Course Enquiries:

Address:

Myerscough College Liverpool, Croxteth Hall and Country Park, Croxteth Hall Lane, Liverpool, L12 0HB

Telephone:

0151 228 7162

Email:

croxteth@myerscough.ac.uk

Website:

www.myerscough.ac.uk

Please note that the information provided in this fact sheet was accurate at the date of publication. However, programmes of study are continually being modified and information is therefore subject to change.

Myerscough College Horticulture
Myerscough College Horticulture

Horticulture

Horticulture is a rapidly growing area of the economy thanks to a strong public interest in gardening, plants, sustainability and food security. According to the Royal Horticultural Society, the horticulture industry is the largest employer in the UK, supplying 18 million gardeners.

The number of garden centres continues to increase and the public demand for attractive horticultural landscapes remains strong. This means that plant growers, suppliers and managers are constantly looking for ways to improve their businesses.

Myerscough College Fellow - Christine Walkden
Myerscough College Fellow - Christine Walkden

Christine Walkden: Honorary Fellow

"My passion for gardening was nurtured at Myerscough College and I've been getting my hands dirty ever since." Celebrity plantswoman and horticulturalist Christine was awarded an honorary fellowship and regularly works with the College and our Horticultural department.

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