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All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) Sit Astride - Novice

Assessment type

Integrated training and assessment (ITA)

Minimum duration

1 Day

Course delivery

Training and assessment


Learners can master the basics of sit-astride ATV riding with our intensive day course.

Overview in brief

Sit-astride all terrain vehicles (ATVs) are incredibly versatile machines.

Their flexibility means they can work with a range of attachments, including trailers, sprayers and spreaders. That makes them popular across many land based businesses.

But that popularity comes with the potential for danger. Without proper training, serious accidents can – and do – occur.

Our course is aimed at learners with little experience of ATV riding.

The finer details

Our experienced instructors will guide you though all the key areas required to master ATV riding.

There's a balanced mix of theory and practice, starting with a detailed look at key health and safety issues.

You'll also learn the finer points of route planning and understand exactly what the vehicle can do.

And then you'll be on the vehicle and into a series of practical sessions.

You'll be taught basic manoeuvres and get to grips with riding on a range of different and challenging terrains.

Operating the vehicle with loads and trailers will also be covered.

Course details:

  • Accident prevention
  • What is an ATV?
  • Daily/safety checks
  • Possible problems
  • Route planning – risk assessment
  • Familiarisation with instruments and controls
  • Starting and stopping the machine
  • Driving the machine – basic manoeuvres
  • Ascend/Descend/Traverse safely
  • Limitations of loaded ATVs
  • Practical exercise.

The cost includes use of our Sit Astride ATV and LANTRA assessments at our venue. 

 We recommend you bring your own helmet which is sized appropriately for you. We can supply one at additional cost if required. 

If you would like to arrange your own course either one to one, or at your site with your machine etc. then please click on Arrange your own course and we will contact you to quote.

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