Four Wheel Drive Driver Training

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Four Wheel Drive Driver Training

Who is this for?

This training course has been designed for candidates whose duties necessitate driving a Four-Wheel Drive Vehicle on public roads and in light situations off road. Candidates must be in possession of a full car licence. (If licence obtained after January 1997 require B+E)

Four-Wheel Drive & Off-Road Training Course:

The course aims to develop an individual’s skills to effectively operate four wheel drive vehicle competently off highway driving and general vehicle control techniques. Successful candidates should have a sound knowledge of the techniques required to assess, plan and drive safely in off road situations.

Course content:


  • Drivers duties and responsibilities
  • Legal requirements (road traffic act/highway code)
  • Vehicle capacity and rating information
  • Vehicle introduction, operation and controls
  • Vehicle preparation and safety
  • Ground assessment and route planning
  • Gear selection (use of transfer box)
  • Slope negotiation techniques
  • Failed and stalled hill starts
  • General off highway driving techniques and limitations
  • Water fording techniques (where applicable)
  • Vehicle safety when returning to the carriageway

Optional training available if requested:

  • Trailer inspection, rating and safety
  • Safe coupling and uncoupling of trailers
  • Load stability and securing techniques
  • Manoeuvring and reversing of trailers
  • Self recovery techniques
  • Recovery training video
  • Winching equipment, inspection and applications
  • Winch safety, rating and set up
  • Winch operation
  • Winching Techniques


Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
Management of Health & Safety At Work Regulations 1999
Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Highway Code


1 – 2 Days

Recent feedback for Four Wheel Drive Driver Training:

  • All aspects of course very good – 10/10 SB – Magnox Nuclear
  • The driving and theory were excellent, a very enjoyable day an excellent course with good structure & guidance – 10/10 PM – Magnox Nuclear

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