Tractor Driving
June 7, 2017

Summer school for young tractor drivers

The school holidays are just around the corner, and many young members of the family will be helping out with the day to day tasks on the family farm. This will inevitably involve everyone working with, and around agricultural vehicles and the associated implements and trailers.

It is vitally important for everyone to be aware of the legislation regarding vehicle licensing for young teenagers.

The Agriculture (Safety of children and young person’s) Regulation (Northern Ireland) 2006 and Approved Code of Practice (ACoP) addresses the risks to young people from agricultural activities, and in particular those arising from agricultural machinery and from hazards found in the farmyard.

From the age of 13 years you must obtain a certificate of competence in tractor driving in order to operate agricultural vehicles on the farm.

During July and August CAFRE are running these very popular safe tractor driving courses for 13 – 15 year olds at our Greenmount Campus (Antrim), Loughry Campus (Cookstown) and Enniskillen Campus (Enniskillen).

At CAFRE we are able to provide a range of tractors and equipment to give these young people an unrivalled student experience. All our courses are taught by experienced instructors who will guide your son or daughter through the training and assessment process.

These courses are now available on the CAFRE website for you to book and pay for a course by clicking on the following course page link,

Safe Tractor Driving for 13-15 year olds.

If you have any queries, you can telephone our short course admin team on: 028 9442 6880.

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