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4×4 Off Road Vehicle ORV01

4x4 training

Awarding Body:


Training course type:

On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

1-2 days dependant on any previous experience

Novice candidate numbers:


Experience Worker Tests per day:



Principles of off-road driving
Adverse conditions

Card options:

5-year LANTRA Awards traditional card & certificate


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.

What does the 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

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

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

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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