ATV Training

Lantra Awards Technical Award in Sit Astride ATV’s including Loads

and Trailed Equipment

What is included in our courses: Training

  Use of ATV

  Full PPE (helmet etc)


  Lantra Awards Certificate


Locations Available: Bala, Llandrindod Wells.

Novice Operator

Code: CLVA09X

Duration: 1 day

Assessed: Yes

Max number of learners: 2

Min number of learners: 1

Novice Operator

Code: CLVA05X

Duration: 2 days

Assessed: Yes

Max number of learners: 4

Min number of learners: 1

Experienced operator

Code: CLVA06X

Duration: 1 day

Assessed: Yes

Max number of learners: 4

Min number of learners: 1


Summary/Introduction: Sit-Astride ATVs are very versatile vehicles with a range of attachments including trailers, sprayers and spreaders making them an effective and flexible business tool. However even the most experienced ATV riders can find themselves in a potentially dangerous situation, and without the proper training serious accidents can occur.

Product objectives: 

Comply with legal requirements emphasising safe practice.

Identify risks associated with using a 4x4 vehicle off road.

Select and use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

Understand the main causes of accidents.

Identify the controls and components of the vehicle.

Perform pre-start checks.

Prepare the vehicle for use off road.

Assess the suitability of the ground/route.

Identify and report faults. Perform a failed hill climb.

Drive over a variety of terrain (appropriate to the vehicle type). Perform an on-site risk assessment.

Identify the loading/towing capacities.

Understand legal and practical requirements for off road driving

Identify the dangers of vehicle self recovery.


Course sessions:

Health and Safety

Four wheel drive vehicles

Traction Transmission

Vehicle preparation

Basic driving techniques

Vehicle recovery


Course / product type: Integrated Training & Assessment

Assessment type: Internal assessment and external verification

Target audience: 

Any person who is will be required to operate a 4x4 vehicle in an off road environment. All learners must be able to demonstrate that they are competent in driving normal vehicles in a road situation and hold a current driving licence.



There are three courses in the 4x4 suite, professional, recreational and experienced user. All sessions are to be completed for each course, the recreational training will be completed on a lesser level of terrain (nursery and intermediate slopes only) and there will be no assessment, the experienced user training will put emphasis on sessions where there is a requirement for more training, this course will be assessed.

The aim of the assessment is to ensure successful learners have adequate knowledge and understanding to operate 4x4s safely, that is they have received and understood the training. It is only through experience and practice you will become proficient enabling them to operate safely in a range of situations avoiding undue risks.

Why You Need Training:

Training is a legal requirement if you drive off-road for business purposes. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training and to ensure that vehicles are driven by employees who have received the appropriate training in their safe use. If you are self-employed, the regulations still apply. But more importantly, as with any driving you need to make sure you are properly trained for your own safety and to help avoid accidents and potential injuries. 

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LANTRA Awards Off Road Driving Courses

Used correctly, off-road vehicles (such as 4x4s, All Terrain Vehicles or ATVs) are very versatile vehicles with a wide variety of uses for the business and recreational user.  But even the most experienced off-road drivers can find themselves in hazardous and potentially dangerous situations. Serious accidents can and do occur without proper training.