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SRUC Training Courses: ATV Sit-in

Accrediting Body

Lantra Awards or NPTC City and Guilds


This training course is designed for those who are required to ride an ATV as part of their regular duties. Suitable for users in a range of industries and working environments such as agriculture, forestry, golf courses, leisure complexes, parks and gardens, outdoor shows and events.
A novice or experienced operator course is available depending on the operators level of experience.

The new operator course is designed for people who have very little or no experience of operating this type of equipment.

The experienced course is aimed at those who are competent in the use of ATV's but do not hold any formal certification.

We can also offer the NPTC City and Guilds Certificate of Competence if this is required.

What is Involved?

• Health and safety legislation
• What is a skid steer ATV?
• Transmissions, drive systems and traction
• What affects stability
• Common causes of accidents
• Failed hill climb techniques
• Driving on diverse terrain
• Carrying loads
• Towing trailers/equipment
• Transportation
• Auxiliary equipment
• Vehicle preparation and checks
• Start-up and basic driving
• Skid steer ATVs on the public road

Entry Requirements

To undertake the experienced operator course candidates must be familiar with the operation of the ATV.

Certification/Award on Completion

Lantra Awards Certificate or NPTC City and Guilds Certificate of Competence

What you will need to bring

Appropriate PPE, ATV, Passport Photograph, Packed Lunch.

Course Dates

SRUC Oatridge Campus

Further course dates are scheduled on demand. Please contact your local campus to register your interest.


1 or 2 days depending on experience

Start/Finish Times

9am to 4.30pm approximately


On Customer Premises;
SRUC Barony Campus;
SRUC Elmwood Campus;
SRUC Oatridge Campus.


Prices for this course will be given on request. Please contact the campus to receive a quotation. Course fees include training, assessment and registration fees. Please note there is no VAT on our training.


Important update

Individual Training Accounts will open on Monday 13 January 2020.

This phase of the scheme will accept up to 10,000 new applications.

SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

You may be eligible for part funding to support the cost of this course.

Get up to £200 towards the cost of a training course with an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

You could use the money to build the skills you need for a job. Or get some training to take your career to the next level. Whatever you want to do, there is a wide range of ITA approved courses on offer.
And because it's not a loan you don't have to pay it back.

Sounds good? Start searching for an ITA approved course and apply online.
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How do I book?

To book a place on one of our courses, please complete and return the course booking form to the appropriate campus address or email address shown below. Course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payments can be made over the phone using a debit/credit card, by cheque made payable to SRUC or by Bank Transfer (for bank transfer details please contact your chosen campus).


Cancellations must be made at least 10 working days prior to the course start date otherwise the full course fee is still payable. In the event that SRUC has to cancel a course for any reason your course fees will be refunded in full or your booking transferred to the next available date if this is suitable.


Fiona Lanni (Ayr/Barony)

01292 525355

Contact 2

Liz Rioch (SRUC Elmwood)

01334 658842

Contact 3

Samantha Bain (Oatridge)


Contact 4

Ann-Marie Duncan