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SRUC Training Courses: Mower Operation: Ride-on Mowers

Accrediting Body

Lantra Awards


There is a wide range of ride on mowers in use today, and if they are used correctly and maintained properly then they should pose very little risk to you or to anyone that is near to the machine. Sometimes accidents can happen, normally for very simple reasons, and that is why training is always important.The aim of our one day training course is to provide you either as a new or experienced user with an insight into safety awareness and risk assessment in order to reduce the likelihood of accidents occurring.
A maximum of two cutting mechanisms can be completed during this training course. The duration of training would be increased if additional mechanisms need to be used.
Most commonly used are rotary, cylinder or flail.

What is Involved?

General safety code
Risk assessment
Hydrostatic drive
Cutting mechanisms
Controls and instruments
Daily checks
Pre-use checks, starting and stopping
Safe methods of operation
Working on slopes
Safety with fuel
Driving on public road

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Certification/Award on Completion

Lantra Awards Certificate

What you will need to bring

Appropriate PPE, Passport Photograph,

Course Dates

SRUC Elmwood Campus
17th September 2019

SRUC Oatridge Campus
10 August 2020

Further course dates can be scheduled on demand. Please contact the campus to register your interest.


1 day

Start/Finish Times

9am to 4.30pm approximately


On Customer Premises, SRUC Barony Campus, SRUC Elmwood, SRUC Oatridge Campus,


£190 per person
Prices for group bookings and bespoke courses can be given on request. Please contact the campus to receive a quotation. Our course fees include training, assessment and registration fees. Please note there is no VAT on our training.


Important update

Individual Training Accounts will open on Monday 13 January 2020.

This phase of the scheme will accept up to 10,000 new applications.

SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

You may be eligible for part funding to support the cost of this course.

Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

You could use the money to build the skills you need for a job. Or get some training to take your career to the next level. Whatever you want to do, there is a wide range of ITA approved courses on offer.
And because it's not a loan you don't have to pay it back.

Sounds good? Start searching for an ITA approved course and apply online.
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How do I book?

To book a place on one of our courses, please complete and return the course booking form to the appropriate campus address or email address shown below. Course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payments can be made over the phone using a debit/credit card, by cheque made payable to SRUC or by Bank Transfer (for bank transfer details please contact your chosen campus).


Cancellations must be made at least 10 working days prior to the course start date otherwise the full course fee is still payable. In the event that SRUC has to cancel a course for any reason your course fees will be refunded in full or your booking transferred to the next available date if this is suitable.


Tom Findlay (SRUC Ayr/Aucincruive)

01292 525419

Contact 2

Jemima Dernie (SRUC Barony)

01387 242918

Contact 3

Sandra Sey (SRUC Elmwood)

01334 658868

Contact 4

Fiona Murtagh (SRUC Oatridge)

01506 864807

Contact 5

Sandra Sey (SRUC Aberdeen)

01224 711121