Every year CAFRE run a Tractor Driving course for 13-15 year olds. That means the course s just in time for summer when young people are off school and more likely to be lending a hand on the farm.

Tractor Driving course for 13-15 year olds - Ballymena Today
The course is ran by instructor Marty McAteer and is suitable for teenagers working with tractors and heavy machinery, agricultural vehicles and associated implements and trailers.

Here is more inforamtion from CAFRE:

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 Persons) Regulation (Northern Ireland) 2006 and Approved Codes 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 and around 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 13 – 15 year old courses 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 young people an unrivalled student experience. All our courses are taught by experienced instructors who will guide young people through the training and assessment process.

These courses will be available on the CAFRE website(external link opens in a new window / tab) for you to book and pay for a course from 10.00am on Wednesday 30 May 2018.

If you have any queries, call the CAFRE short course admin team on: 028 9442 6880. Share this article with anyone who has a young farmer who wants to drive in the farm this summer.