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NPORS 4×4 Off Road Vehicle training – N607

Awarding Body:

National Plant Operators Registration Scheme - NPORS

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment, On-site Experience Worker Test (EWT) assessment only

Novice training course duration:

1-2 days dependant on any previous experience

Novice candidate numbers:


Experience Worker Tests per day:




Card options:

5-year NPORS traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:



If required


Bertie Tupper & Tuppco instructors

What is 4×4 off road vehicle?

These vehicles have additional gear ranges. Although all-wheel-drive vehicles also deliver torque to both axles, ‘four-wheel drive’ generally describes vehicles that have off-roading capabilities. The term ‘4×4’ is used for this category, as well. This is included in the TUPPCO NPORS 4×4 Off Road Vehicle training – N607

What does the TUPPCO NPORS 4×4 Off Road Vehicle training course include?

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacture’s handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for all-terrain vehicle use
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area
  • Prepare the 4×4 vehicle for use and operate machinery safely and efficiently
  • Environmental considerations
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to operate and manoeuvre machine
  • Varying terrain and slopes
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • 4×4 vehicle
  • Operators’ manual
  • Risk assessment completed

PPE Requirements:

  • Suitable eye protection
  • Suitable work clothes including wet weather
  • Gloves
  • Suitable work boots
  • High Viz

HSE further information:

PUWER Regulation

Theory assessment:

  • 20 multiple choice questions
  • 5 written questions
  • 4 marks per question
  • 80% pass mark required

Practical assessment criteria:

  • Pre use and operational checks
  • Travel up and down slopes
  • Drive through restriction forwards and backwards
  • Reverse 30 metres in a straight line, through restrictions
  • Use 2WD, 4WD, Differential lock,
  • Load vehicle and secure
  • Drive over uneven and sloping terrain
  • Pass mark is less than 30 penalty points and no mandatory disqualifications
  • Time allowed is 1 hour 15 minutes

Where are the TUPPCO NPORS 4×4 Off Road Vehicle on-site training courses delivered?

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil


Attachments training can be included

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Environmental, Event management, Game keeping, Green keeping

Known as:

Off road vehicle, Land Rover, Pick-up, All-Terrain Vehicle, ATV,


Land Rover, Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Ford, Suzuki, Mercedes, BMW,


Towing, Off roading, 4x4, Carrying loads, Mountain rescue

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