Tractor Driven Arm Mounted Flail Cutter (Lantra Awards)

About the Course

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 states “It is an offence to intentionally or recklessly take, damage, destroy or interfere with a nest of any wild bird whilst it is in use or being built.”

With this is mind we try to avoid running these courses during the main nesting season; between March and August. An environmental risk assessment is completed prior to the course ensuring nests are not disturbed.

This one day integrated training and assessment programme is for experienced tractor drivers who wish to use an Arm Mounted Flail Cutter. During the assessment process candidates are asked to identify certain tractor instruments / controls and perform maintenance checks. Topics covered will include:

  • Preparation and maintenance
  • Site safety
  • Machinery operation
  • Hedge trimming
  • Verge cutting
  • Ditch or dyke cutting
The training is aimed at operators working in a commercial environment.

Entry Requirements

The course is aimed at competent tractor drivers; participants should be certain of their ability before attending as they are required to sign and return an Experienced Tractor Driving Operator Declaration.

We are governed by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations therefore participants will not be allowed to start the course without wearing steel toe capped boots or shoes, gloves and suitable protective clothing which provides full cover for arms and legs. We strongly recommend also wearing a high visibility vest.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in this course.

Useful Information

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Tea and coffee making facilities are available; please bring a packed lunch and any other refreshments.

Instructor / Student Ratio 1:4


Course Dates

Wednesday 12 October 2022 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

£275 per person (3 places available)

Wednesday 18 January 2023 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

£275 per person (No places remaining)


For group bookings please contact Lorraine Cornwell 01245 424286


City & Guilds NPTC
NPTC integrated training and assessment can be arranged for groups of up to 4 participants.
Individual NPTC assessment can also be arranged, please contact us for details.