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Ride on and Pedestrian Rotary (Lantra Awards)

CPD and short courses (short course)


1 year


Further your knowledge of ride on and pedestrian mowers, with our accredited course for experienced operators. Study over one day at Writtle College.

Who should attend?

Our course is open to professional operators who have at least six months' experience of using a ride on mower. It's aimed at operators working in a commercial environment.


Dates are to be confirmed.

Please register your interest in future courses and we'll be in touch when dates are arranged.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

At Writtle College, our courses blending classroom learning with hands-on experience in specialised fields such as sport, agriculture, horticulture, animal studies, equine studies, conservation and floristry.

Our Level 2 and Level 3 programmes are designed to prepare you for your future career or higher education pathways.

Study on our beautiful countryside campus, with dedicated resource centres and state-of-the-art facilities – and be a part of our supportive community.

Where can I study?

Writtle campus
Aerial view of farm building and fields at ARU Writtle

Our picturesque 150-hectare campus is situated in the heart of the Essex countryside.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Standard booking


Bookings of up to four people


Contact details

Short Courses team
[email protected]

Entry requirements

To join this course, you should have at least six months' experience of using a ride on mower.

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

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

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