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ATV course content

ATV Training Course Content

On successful completion of an ATV training course candidates will be able to:


  • Comply with legal requirements with an emphasis on safe practice
  • Identify the risks associated with using an ATV
  • Select and use appropriate PPE
  • Understand the main causes of accidents on ATVs
  • Identify the controls and components of the specific type of ATV
  • Understand the function of all instruments
  • Carry out daily checks as indicated in the Operator’s manual
  • 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
  • Carry out a risk assessment and plan a route
  • Operate the ATV safely on a variety of slopes and terrain
  • Identify loading/towing capacities of the specific ATV
  • Drive with loads and trailed equipment
  • Load and secure for transport on the road
  • Understand legal and practical requirements for travelling on the public road
  • Identify track profile and weight transfer
  • Load and unload ATV from trailer/lorry



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