All Terrain Vehicle Operation - Sit In

Sit-in all-terrain vehicles (ATVs, also known as Quad Bikes or Quadbikes) are incredibly versatile machines, making them popular, and vital, tools of the trade for agricultural businesses. But their flexibility means that even the most experienced rider can find themselves in potentially dangerous situations. Without proper training, serious accidents can occur a fact at the heart of our course and its objectives. Our expert instructors will help you master the skills needed to ride a sit-in conventional steer ATV safely and with confidence.

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Lantra approved Certificate will be awarded on successful completion.


This is a 2 day course.


Borders College Landbased Depertment Newtown St Boswells.

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Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Course Content

By the end of the course, youll be able to:

  • Comply with legal requirements with an emphasis on safe practice
  • Identify the risks associated with using a sit-in 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 daily checks as indicated in the operators 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 (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


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