UK CPCS Agricultural Tractor


This assessment involves assessing the candidates knowledge and skills on the Agricultural Tractor through theory and practical assessment.

Overview of Assessment

• Name and explain the purpose of principle plant 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 the plant equipment 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 plant shut down and securing procedures
• Explain the loading and unloading procedures for machine transporting


• UK CSCS health & safety test within the previous 2 years
• PPS number
• PPE Equipment


1 Day

From Red to Blue

Your Red CPCS Trained Operator Card is valid for 2 years. During these 2 years you must achieve your NVQ in Plant Operations to upgrade to a Blue CPCS Competence Card.



Funding Available


If you are unemployed and seeking work, you may be eligible for funding from the Department of Social Protection to cover all, or some of the costs of your training. (means depending, you may be entitled to up to €1000).

Candidates who wish to avail of this must make an appointment with a case officer in their local Intreo office, discuss their case & apply for funding. The candidate will receive a funding application form which they must sign & bring/post to us. Upon completion, we will send this back to the case officer who will then review the funding application.

Upon receiving funding approval in the post from the Department of Social Protection, candidates must then call us to reserve a place on our course. We cannot confirm a place on our course until funding approval is gained.


If employed within the private sector or are a sole trader, there may also be funding assistance available through Skillnet funding. Skillnet may fund a percentage of your training, if eligible. For more details on this, please contact us on 074 91 27786.