Ultimate 4x4 Off Road Driving Experience

Professional Off-Road Driver Training

Wood Park Off-Road is a leading professional off-road training centre which has been offering courses since 1996. It provides training to a wide range of businesses and organisations including the emergency services, national parks and utility companies.

Off-road vehicles are integral to the operation of many businesses and organisations so it makes good business sense to invest in the people driving them too. Wood Park Off-road can provide your employees with the skills and confidence they require to drive off-road and undertake their roles safely and efficiently.

Wood Park Off-Road is a LANTRA certified training provider.

We offer the following certificated training courses:

Professional 4x4 Off-Road Driving Certificate

  • 1 or 2 day Course
  • Size: 2-3 people
  • Certification: Certificate of Assessment
  • Awarding Body: LANTRA

This is highly regarded course for anyone who drives as part of their job and is often used to cover health & safety requirements in the work place. Our clients include the emergency services, national parks and utility companies. It is also suitable for individuals and groups planning an overseas adventure in a 4x4.

Quad bike training course

  • 1 or 2 days Course
  • Size: 2-4 people
  • Certification: Certificate of Assessment
  • Awarding Body: LANTRA

We can train users of sit-astride or sit-in quad bike or mules, ATV's and Argocats.

The site at Wood Park Off-Road provides the perfect combination of terrain and slopes to develop your riding skills.


Professional Certificate in Winching

  • 1 Day Course
  • Size: 2-3 people
  • Certification: Certificate of Attendance
  • Awarding Body: LANTRA



Trailer handling and reversing

  • 1 hour – 1 day
  • This recreational course will give you the basic trailer handling and reversing skills.
  • Ideally suited to those who wish to feel confident when towing horse trailers, caravans, boats etc.
  • If you are looking to obtain your B+E licence (the legal requirement for towing trailers over 750kg on the road) then we can provide details of local tuition and assessment centres.
  • Course size: 1-3 people


Off Road Driving Skills

At Wood Park Off-Road we cover a wide range of 4x4 off road driving skills, here are examples of the topics

Vehicle handling and control Understand correct steering, braking and gear choice with a 4x4 vehicle off road
Transmission management Dangers of transmission handbrakes and transmission wind-up
Types of vehicle Learn the differences between various off road 4x4 vehicles and how this affects its off road driving performance (e.g. LWB and SWB turning circles and ground clearance etc). Soft and Hard off-roader
Side slopes Maximum safe angles a 4x4 off road vehicle can safely traverse over a variety of terrains
Cross axle Recognise situations where your 4x4 vehicle may become cross axled and find an effective alternative
Approach, departure and ramp angles Understand what is possible within your off road 4x4’s capabilities
Hill Climbs Learn how to make the best approach at hill climbs and what to do if your first attempt fails
Hill Descent Learn the techniques of a safe controlled descent with an off road 4x4 vehicle on all surfaces
Recovery Understand the potential dangers to allow you to perform a safe recovery of a 4x4 off road vehicle
Self recovery Learn to recover the vehicle if there is no one else around to help using items such as Sand ladders, high lift jacks and shoveling
Vehicle preparation Ensure your off road 4x4 vehicle won't let you down by carrying out effective vehicle preparation
Ground assessment Learn how to read the ground and identify any potential dangers before driving. Understand safe depths for water passage and the dangers of driving in flooded conditions or in fast flowing water
Winching Practise how to use a winch effectively with health and safety in mind
Navigation Gain basic navigation techniques such as map reading, compass and other skills to help you find your way off road
Health and safety All aspect of off road driving at Wood Park Off Road will make you aware of any health and safety concerns
Off-road driving best practices Learn how to enjoy off road 4x4 driving but also be considerate for the countryside and other countryside users (horses, walkers). Minimise your impact and use green lanes responsibly
Dynamics of a 4x4 off road vehicle Learn about high/low ratio gears, 4wd variations, differential locks, free wheeling hubs, tyre types and pressures, manual & automatic, coils & leafs suspension, petrol & diesel, brakes
4x4 Accessories We can discuss and demonstrate various accessories to 4x4 off road driving such as sand ladders, winches, diff locks, turfor winches, fiddle brakes
Reversing Learn how to reverse a trailer, caravan or horse box and understand the licence requirements when towing on the road
Tailored programmes If you can't see what you're looking for please call us on 01437 532234 to discuss your training needs


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