Kentra Training provide a wide selection of Agricultural and Horticulture courses, we specialise in providing on-site training and this N608 All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Course which is delivered using a mixture of both classroom based tutorial and practical machine operating, testing and a final course assessment.

Aims and Objectives

To provide the practical skills and the operating safety knowledge necessary for operators to correctly prepare, operate and maintain an All-Terrain Vehicle.

Delegate Eligibility / Entry Requirements

This course is designed for candidates of all abilities. We can assist candidates with any learning difficulties or where English may not be their first language, please mention when booking a course.

Course Duration

There are 3 levels of experience

  • Novice: Where full training is required. 3 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: Duration 1-2 days
  • Refresher and Test: Where candidates require refresher training and may need some remedial tuition. 3 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: 1 Day
  • Experienced Worker Test (EWT): This is just testing only 6 Candidates: 1 Machine: 1 Instructor: 1 Day

There is also an alternative testing option for EWT candidates.   As there are different variations of ATV, we are able to test on both for example

Experienced Worker Test (EWT): 3 Candidates: 2 Machines: 1 Instructor: 1 Day
i.e. 3 candidates tested on both Sit Astride and Sit in ATV’s ~ i.e. 6 tests in one day.

Test timings : Each candidates full practical test must be completed within 1 hour 15 minute duration.

N608 All Terrain Vehicle

Course Content
  • Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and other relevant legislation and guidelines
  • Machine knowledge, components, controls and PPE
  • Pre-operational checks and daily maintenance
  • Safe operation on level and varying terrain
  • Correctly identifying towing and loading limits
  • Correctly identifying towing and hitch capacities, coupling a trailer
  • Transporting the ATV and loading safely onto the transporter
  • End of shift checks
Variations of ATV include
  • Sit Astride ATV
  • Sit in ATV
  • Multi drive
  • Argo cat type
  • Soft track type
  • Hagglund type

If you have any attachments these can be included in the assessment and detailed on the training card (if required).

N608 All Terrain Vehicle

Learning Outcomes
  • Have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components and key controls of the machine and explain their functions
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks, identify PPE appropriate for ATV use
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Prepare the ATV for use and operate machinery safely and efficiently
  • Attach and set trailer implements ready for operation
  • Storage and transport of implements and attachments
  • Load and unload from a transport vehicle or trailer correctly
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures
Certification & Validation

This course is accredited by us Kentra Training, we are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances.

So candidates successfully completing this course will receive:
Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.

N608 All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) course

The technical bit…


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) state that everyone at work needs to know how to work safely and without risks to health. The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 requires employers to provide their employees with information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to ensure, so far as is reasonable practicable, their health and safety at work . The self employed also have a duty, so far as is reasonably practicable, to ensure their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their work activities.

The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 also specify situations where health and safety training is particularly important, e.g. when people start work. There are a number of other regulations with specific training requirements, e.g. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER98) specifies the need for training for people who use work equipment.

N608 All Terrain Vehicle

Specifications – requirements for the course
  • The vehicle must be type approved (ce marked) and in good condition
  • Tracks must be correctly tensioned and tyres at the correct pressures
  • Trailer can be of any type as long as it is suitable for the towing vehicle and is in a good condition. If loaded the load must be correctly secured.
  • A suitable load for the vehicle and a suitable securing devices must be available.
On-site Course Requirements

You will need:

  • A room for the theory session.
  • A safe area for the practical assessment on the ATV including different ground conditions to traverse, including a slope or hill if possible.
  • Delegates will be expected to provide their own PPE, which includes a suitable helmet, footwear and gloves.
  • All to be in good working order.
  • Candidates will need to know their own date of birth and National Insurance number.

N608 All Terrain Vehicle

How can we help

At Kentra Training Centre we are proud to offer a wide range of training courses and cater to the bespoke needs of our clients. Let us know when you need and how we can help you, and be sure of a friendly welcome from the team.

We wouldn’t go so far as to say the office staff are a fountain of all knowledge, but they know everything there is to know about our courses, and what they don’t know they can usually find out.  You can message us through the website CLICK HERE, or give us a call on 01606 832 556.

Don’t worry, there’s no obligation, and no strings attached when you make an enquiry. We’ll try our best to point you in the right direction!

We look forward to helping you with this N608 All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) course or any of your training needs.

The Kentra Training Team

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