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quadbikeQuad Bikes (Sit Astride ATV)

Course Objectives

  • Comply with legal requirements with an emphasis on safe practice
  • Identify the risks associated with using an ATV
  • Select appropriate P.P.E.
  • Identify the controls and components
  • 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 ride over a variety of terrain and ground conditions
  • Carry out an ‘Emergency Stop’ without locking the wheels
  • Carry out a failed hill climb
  • Operate the ATV safely on appropriate slopes
  • Identify loading/towing capacities
  • Secure a suitable load and drive over appropriate terrain
  • Safely hitch a trailer or trailed implement and manoeuvre through a defined course
  • Perform ‘after-use’ maintenance
  • Understand legal and practical requirements for travelling on the public road

Who is the course for?

Anyone required to use an ATV as part of their work. This would include novices and experienced operators who require their skills up-dating, with certification.


Lantra Awards, NPORS or City & Guilds NPTC


Novice – 2 days

Experienced – 1 day (with prior certificate of basic training or signed experience operator declaration form)

Course Content

Day One

  • Introduction
  • Legal requirements
  • General Safety Code/PPE
  • Typical causes of accidents
  • What is an ATV
  • Transmissions and Drives
  • Controls and Instruments
  • Daily Chekcs/Re-Fuelling
  • Start/stop procedure
  • Steering
  • Emergency Stop
  • Risk Assessment/Route Planning
  • Failed Hill Climb techniques
  • Ascent/Descent/Traversing
  • Complex riding situations
  • Summary/Review

Trailers – if included

  • Limits of towing trailers/implements
  • Loading capacities
  • Causes of accidents/how to prevent them
  • Daily Checks on all equipment
  • Loading of racks/hitching up trailers
  • Assessment of riding/hitching/loading
  • Summary/Review

Equipment Required

  • Motorcycle type crash helmet, which may be open face or full face style
  • Overalls, protective clothing and boots


1 day integrated training/assessment – £190+VAT per person

2 day integrated training/assessment (including implements & loads) – £330+VAT per person


Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

• 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00

• 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund

• 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund

• Less than 1 days notice, no refund

Newlands Training

Current Status

We are now offering courses with reduced numbers and strict distancing arrangements – please make contact for course dates.

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