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4x4 Off Road Driving Course Content

The course will include the following sessions:


  • Introduction
  • Health and safety
  • Attributes of vehicles and systems
  • Attributes of obstacles
  • Attributes of operators
  • Vehicle checks and preparation
  • Basic operating techniques
  • Vehicle recovery, safety briefing
  • Off Road to on road checks.
On completion of a 4x4 Off Road driving course candidates will be able to:

  • comply with legal requirements and safe practice
  • identify risks associated with off road vehicle use
  • select and use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • understand the main causes of accidents
  • identify the controls, systems and components of the vehicle
  • perform pre-start checks
  • identify and report faults
  • prepare the vehicle for use off road
  • assess the suitability of the ground/route
  • make structured decisions about if and how to tackle obstacles
  • perform a failed hill climb
  • drive over a variety of terrain
  • perform an on-site risk assessment
  • identify the loading/towing capacities
  • understand legal and practical requirements for travelling on a public road
  • identify the dangers of vehicle recovery/self-recovery
  • demonstrate decision making skills based on considering the attributes of:
    • the obstacle/situation
    • the vehicle
    • the driver.


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