NPORS - Agricultural Tractor

Course Aims

The NPORS Agricultural Tractor course aims to provide the candidate with a thorough practical and theory training in operating an agricultural tractor in order to enable the candidate to pass the NPORS 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 achieve the NPORS Operators Card candidates must pass both the NPORS Theory Test and the Practical Test. 

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