Sit Astride All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) courses – (Novice 1 and 2 day and Experienced Courses)

Course is Lantra Accredited

Who is the course designed for?

Our sit ­astride ATV – including loads and trailed equipment courses are for anyone who uses a sit ­astride ATV as part of their work. There are one and two day courses for novices, however if you are a complete novice you may need three days. There is also a one day course for experienced users.

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Course Objectives:

To enable course members to:

  • Comply with legal requirements with an emphasis on safe practice.
  • Identify the risks associated with using a sit-astride ATV.
  • Select and use appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Understand the main causes of accidents.
  • Identify the controls and components.
  • Understand the function of all instruments.
  • Carry out appropriate pre-start checks.
  • Identify and report any faults.
  • Start up and drive over a variety of terrain and ground conditions.
  • Carry out a ‘failed hill’ climb (full course only).
  • Carry out a risk assessment and plan the route.
  • Operate the sit-in ATV safely on a variety of slopes and terrain (full course only).
  • Identify loading/towing capacities.
  • Drive with loads and trailed equipment (full course).
  • Load and secure for transport on the road (if appropriate).
  • Understand legal and practical requirements for travelling on the public road.
  • Identify track profile and weight transfer.
  • Load and unload machine from trailer/lorry.


Duration: 1 and 2 day (Novice), 1 day (experienced) + ½ day assessment depending on the course selected.

Cost: P.O.A – we deliver these as bespoke courses and can provide a quote to suit your specific requirements.

Pass rates: We achieve 96% pass rates on Chainsaw Maintenance & Crosscutting courses.

Instructor/Trainee Ratio: Max 1:2,4 and 6 depending on course selected.



For full award and assessment details download the course pdf below:

Lantra – Sit-Astride ATVs including Loads and Trailed Equipment – Novice Operator 2 day

Lantra – Sit-Astride ATVs including Loads and Trailed Equipment – Novice Operator 1 day

Lantra – Sit-Astride ATVs including Loads and Trailed Equipment – Experienced Operator

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