A33 Agricultural Tractor

Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory training in operating an Agricultural Tractor, to enable the candidate to competently and safely carry out the role and pass the CPCS Theory and Practical Tests.

Course Content

Name and explain the purpose of principle components, the basic construction, controls and terminology
Conform with manufacturers requirements as per the operators handbook, other types of information source and relevant regulations and legislation
Undertake all pre-use checks
Configure and set for site and highway travel
Travel over rough, undulating ground, substantial inclines and level surfaces with mounted and trailed implements
Manoeuvre in confined spaces with trailed and mounted implements
Attach and set trailed implements ready for work
Attach and set mounted implements ready for work
Attach and set power take-off drives ready for work
Explain actions required for hazards, underground and overhead services
Operate a mounted or power-driven implement
Remove and store trailed and mounted implements
Carry out shut down and securing procedures
Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting

Duration of Training

See Training Guidance


To achieve the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card candidates must pass both the CSCS touch screen H+S test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Theory Test and the Practical Test.
These tests can be viewed online at: www.cskills.org/centreandschool/cpcs.


ATS Group, Lily Annie House, Silchester Road, Tadley, Hampshire, RG26 3PY