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 Day

This course can be organised through your local college centre.

Where can I study my course?

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


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


A Fee Waiver or funding of up to £200 could be available to help with payment of course fees, depending on your personal circumstances.

This support will be available for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. To be eligible, you must have income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits.

You will also not be undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

Please contact your local college centre for more information about eligibility, or call us on 01397 874000.

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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