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Tractor Mounted Hedge and Verge Cutters

CPD and short courses (short course)


1 day

Number of places:4


Learn the safe use and maintenance of tractor-mounted hedge and verge cutters with this one day, NPTC-accredited training and assessment programme.

Who should attend?

This training course is for experienced operators working in a commercial environment who wish to use a Tractor Mounted Hedge and Verge Cutter.


Dates are to be confirmed.

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

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 do not run these courses during the main nesting season; between March and August.

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

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Bookings of up to four people


Contact details

Short Courses team
[email protected]

Entry requirements

To join this course you must be a competent tractor driver; you should be certain of your ability before attending. You are required to sign and return an Experienced Tractor Driving Operator Declaration.

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, 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.

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