Level 2 Award in All Terrain Vehicle Handling (AATV09)

The qualification covers all the basic skills a competent ATV user needs to handle a machine both safely and legally. It is relevant to operators of ATV's in any environment from agriculture to park ranger. There is a compulsory unit , Unit 1 Operate an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV), and an optional unit to cover the use of a trailer or trailed attachment. The qualification will be apecific to a certain type of ATV e.g. sit astride ATV or sit in ATV.

Level 2 Award in Tractor Driving and Related Operations (ATD02)

This qualification covers all the basic skills a cometent tractor driver needs, and is relevant to operators of tractors of all sizes in both agriclture and horticulture. There is also an optional unit for tractor driving with a loader.

It covers legal requirements, safety regulations, safe driving techniques and safe operating procedures.

Level 2 Award in All Terrain Vehicle Handling (AATV09)

This is a practical test where the assessor observes the candidate completing a series of tasks such as pre-use checks, handling the ATV under various conditions including rough terrain and slopes. If the optional trailer unit is taken you will also have to attach the trailer securely to the ATV and manoeuvre the vehicle on a variety of terrain whilst towing , including reversing around a corner. The assessor will also ask questions to check that the candidate understands the effects of certain situations for example wearing appropriate PPE, legal requirements for operating on the road, risk assessment, and candidates will need to be able to outline factors to be considered when operating an ATV on various terrains. At the end of the assessment the candidate will know if they are successful or not.

Level 2 Award in Tractor Driving and Related Operations (ATD02)

This qualification is divided into two units, Unit 1 - Prepare and operate a tractor and attachments (mandatory), Unit 2 - Operate a loader (optional).

This is a practical test where the assessor observes the candidate completing a series of tasks such as pre-use check, identifying controls, driving the tractor under various conditions, attaching and detaching the tractor to and from various types of equipment and driving it round a designated course. The  assessor will also ask questions to check that the candidate understands the effects of various situations, for example driving up and down slopes, hitching and unhitching processes, use of PTO shaft etc.

If the operate a loader unit is taken, candidates will have to know about the additional legal and safety requirements of using a loader, removing and refitting a handling attachment (e.g. a bucket) and be able to demonstrate the safe use of a loader.

At the end of the assessment the candidate will know if they successful or not.

Many candidates take a training course to make sure that they have the knowledge, skills and resources to be successful at assessment. Training can be provided through independent training providers, colleges or local training groups.

A selection of training providers are listed at nptc.org.uk

These are training providers who are part of CPTC ltd:
Duchy College - duchy.ac.uk
Kensey Training - kenseytraining.co.uk
Kernow Training - kernowtraininggroup.co.uk
Lyhner Training - lynhertraining.co.uk