All Terrain Vehicle Operation - Sit Astride

Our experienced instructors will guide you through all the key areas required to master ATV riding. There is a balanced mix of theory and practice, starting with a detailed look at key health and safety issues. You will also learn the finer points of route planning and understand exactly what the vehicle can do. And then you will be on the vehicle and into a series of practical sessions.

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Lantra approved certificate will be awarded on successful completion.


The expected duration for the course is one day, however, please note this may vary according to factors such as level of experience, modules or attachments selected, or the ratio of Instructors to Learners


Borders College Landbased Department.

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Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Course Content

You will be taught basic manoeuvres and get to grips with riding on a range of different and challenging terrains. Operating the vehicle with loads and trailers will also be covered.

Course details:

  • Accident prevention
  • What is an ATV?
  • Daily/safety checks
  • Possible problems
  • Route planning risk assessment
  • Familiarisation with instruments and controls
  • Starting and stopping the machine
  • Driving the machine basic manoeuvres
  • Ascend/Descend/Traverse safely
  • Limitations of loaded ATVs
  • Practical exercise.


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