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

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to prepare and use an ATV safely.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Agriculture
Adult and Community
Location: Broomfield Hall
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: N
Weeks: 1
Hours: 14.00
Start: Flexible
Tuition: £255
Exam: £90
Broomfield Hall

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Course Information for Students

This course is suitable for anybody who uses a sit astride all terrain vehicle as part of their daily work, such as farmers, game keepers and groundskeepers.

The minimum age for candidates taking this course is 16 years. You should be physically fit.

The course will cover:

  • Carrying out a risk assessment
  • Complying with safety and legal requirements, with an emphasis on safe practices, warning signs and guards
  • Carrying out all pre-driving checks for faulty or dangerous components
  • Preparing the ATV for work, including checking and adjusting safety devices
  • Starting up and driving the machine safely in a range of different ground conditions
  • Using the manufacturer’s instruction book
  • Identifying track profile and weight transfer

Learning will be both theory and practical based, delivered on-site.

You will be required to supply your own:

  • Overalls or tight fitting work clothes with no dangling drawstrings
  • Steel toe-capped boots or wellingtons
  • Writing materials
  • Lunch/refreshments

Assessment will be on another date by an NPTC assessor and will entail a combination of both verbal questioning and practical skills demonstration. 

DCG offers a range of one-day, weekend and evening courses relating to Agriculture, as well as a wide range of other land-based topics – please see the DCG part-time prospectus for a full list and details.

For more information, contact DCG on 0800 0280289 or

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Agricultural Machinery Drivers


Agricultural Machinery Drivers

Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture


Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture

Agricultural and Fishing Trades


Agricultural and Fishing Trades

Farm Workers


Farm Workers




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Course Information Last Updated On: December 1, 2023 3:57 pm