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City & Guilds NPTC:

Machinery Landbased

qualifications

City & Guilds NPTC: Machinery Landbased courses

There is a wide range of machinery used in the land-based industries. Understanding machinery maintenance and safe operational skills are key to efficient use, good working practice and preventing accidents, leading to business benefits in terms of less machinery damage and down time.

All City & Guilds NPTC qualifications are developed with industry experts and employers to ensure that they support the skills needs of today's industry.

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Machinery Landbased

Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Brushcutters & Trimmers

Covers the use of of brush-cutters or trimmers, covering pre-use checks and maintenance, identification of controls and instruments and operating the machine to cut or trim to the capacity of the machine.

Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Shredders in Amenity Operations

Covers the use of shredders, covering pre-use checks and maintenance, identification of controls and instruments and operating the machine to discard of horticultural/forestry waste to the capacity of the machine.

Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Tractor Driving and Related Operations

Covers safe driving of a tractor, pre-use maintenance, safety checks and recognition of controls and instruments. The test of covers the use of the tractor in a range of situations: driving safely and correctly around a suitable course (including reversing with a trailer), trailer hitching, attaching 3-point linkage and Power Take Off (PTO) driven attachments.

Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of All-terrain Vehicles (ATVs)

covers pre-use checks, maintenance, instrument and control recognition, safe driving of Sit In and Sit-astride All Terrain Vehicles, maneuvering the vehicle on rough terrain/slopes.

Level 2 Certificate of Competence in Forklift Truck Operations

Covers the associated differences between use, operation and maintenance of different Forklift machines, pre-use maintenance and safety checks, recognition of controls and instruments.

Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Hand-held Hedge Cutters

Covers the use of handheld hedge cutters, covering pre-use checks and maintenance, identification of controls and instruments and operating the machine to cut hedges to the capacity of the machine.

Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Mower

Covers pre-use checks, maintenance, identification of controls and instruments, and operating the machine taking in to account the type of cutting mechanism used (rotary, cylinder, flail or reciprocating or knife with interchangeable units).

Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Tractor Mounted Hedge and Verge Cutters

Covers the use of of tractor mounted hedge and verge cutters, covering pre-use checks and maintenance, identification of controls and instruments and operating the machine to cut hedges or verges to the capacity of the machine.

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