ATV (Ride-on and Sit-in) Driving

What is special about this course?

This LANTRA accredited course will give official accreditation to regular ATV (all-terrain vehicle) users. It is for ATV users who have some experience.

Entry requirements

You must be a confident and experienced quad bike or Argo driver.

You will be required to provide your own vehicle which should be in good condition.

The course will involve a small amount of theory, but the content is mainly practical driving work.

  • Daily Checks/ re-Fuelling
  • Start/stop procedure
  • Steering
  • Emergency Stop
  • Causes of accidents/how to prevent them
  • Routine maintenance checks
  • Safe operation of the quad bike
  • Driving techniques in forward and reverse gears
  • Driving on slopes - up, down and traverse

How will I study my course?

  • Flexible

The course will be a combination of demonstration from instructor and practical application.

How long will my course last?

1 Days

This course can be organised through your local college centre. Call for more information and to express your interest.

Where can I study my course?

    • Auchtertyre
    • Broadford
    • Fort William
    • Gairloch
    • Kilchoan
    • Kinlochleven
    • Mallaig
    • Portree
    • Strontian
    • Ullapool

Start date

Call your local college centre for up to date information and to express your interest.


The cost of the course is £265.This will include LANTRA certification.


You may be eligible for an Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland to help pay for this course.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the cost of learning or training.

You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers. To find out more or to apply, visit

What can I do on completion of my course?

This certificate is a useful addition to your CV when applying for land-based employment.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for ATV (Ride-on and Sit-in) Driving

To apply for this course, please contact your

local college centre.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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