CPCS - Agricultural Tractor

Course Aims

To provide thorough practical and theory plant 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 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


Duration of Training

Depending on experience.

Novice training 4-5 days.



To obtain the Red CPCS Trained Operator Card all candidates must pass the Health, Safety and Environment Touch Screen Test (within the last 2 years) and the CPCS Technical Theory Test and Technical Practical Test. 

CPCS - Theory Test Questions