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Safe Use of an ATV

  • 2 Days | Part Time
  • Suffolk Rural
  • Level 2 | Vocational

Course overview

Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of All-terrain Vehicles (ATVs) (0014-32)

This course is for individuals who operate an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) as part of their work in agriculture, forestry, grounds or estate maintenance, and outdoor events, as well as those who may use an ATV for recreational use. It will provide the individual with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to prepare and operate an all-terrain vehicle safely and to industry standards in line with current legislation.  Individuals can choose the type of all-terrain vehicle for assessment: sit astride or side-by-side all-terrain vehicle. The assessment covers the preparation and operation of the vehicle, pre-use maintenance and safety checks, recognition of controls and instruments, and manoeuvring the vehicle on rough terrain/slopes. There is an optional unit that covers the use of an all terrain vehicle with a trailer or trailed attachment.  This qualification will support progression into employment where safe operation of an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is part of the role. Safe operational skills are key to efficient use, good working practice and preventing accidents, leading to business benefits in terms of less machinery damage and down time. However, achievement of this qualification does not replace any legal requirement to obtain a driving licence for operation on the highway.

Assessment: Competency will be assessed by the NTPC after you have completed the training course, not on the day of the course. Your assessment will be booked through the NPTC to be carried out at a convenient time and location. You will be assessed by using a combination of practical assessment and theory-based questioning. Please submit a clear, passport-style photo to in advance of your course for your ID card registration. Failure to do this will incur a charge if additional certificates or ID cards need to be issued.  If you have any queries about the assessment or to discuss whether access arrangements would be required, please contact the NPTC on 01603 731250. Successful candidates will be awarded their certificate directly from the NPTC.

NPTC – Disabilities and Access Arrangements: Please inform us immediately, if you have not already done so, of any disabilities that may disadvantage you in successful completion of your assessment; for example if you have dyslexia or English is not your first language, or any mild disability which may require you to have some assistance. Under guidance from C&G we are able to make access arrangements for some learners to demonstrate their competence under assessment, without changing the demands of that assessment. Examples of access arrangements include: readers, scribes, extra time, or modified assessment material. However, as Certificates of Competence are vocational qualifications, candidates must achieve all the required units to gain a full qualification, and the awarding body will not make adjustments to the required competence standards.  As an example, pesticide product labels detail essential information, and it is of paramount importance that a candidate is able to read and interpret this information to comply with legislative and operational requirements. If the candidate is unable to read and/or interpret a product label without assistance then they will not be deemed competent to practice, as if such a person were working without supervision in the workplace, there is the potential for serious incident to occur.  If you would like to discuss this further or make access arrangements for your assessment, then please contact NPTC directly on 01603 731250.

Enrolment End Date: Please note that the enrolment for this course closes 3 working days prior to the start of the course. Unfortunately it is not possible to process late enrolments after that point.  Refreshments and lunch will be available to purchase at the College refectories. Alternatively you may wish to bring your own refreshments and packed lunch if preferred.

Course Timings: 9 am – 4.30 pm

Course Cost: £395

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