The experienced Surrey 4×4 Tours team are now offering their experience and knowledge to others. Tim has been a lifelong trainer and overlander, Gareth and Stuart are both certified off-road driving instructors.
4×4 Driver Training
1 day basic or 2 day advanced training courses in 4×4 use and off-raid driving for the professional and enthusiast, based at our woods in Farnham.
The one day course is an introduction to 4×4 operation and driving techniques with classroom training in the woods, instructed driving and then a short green lanes experience. This is perfect for people who have bought a 4×4 vehicle and want to learn what it can do and how to get the most out of it.
The two day course includes all of the above but is suitable for those using a 4×4 vehicle for work. Sections 9 and 11 of the Health and Safety at work regulations require that staff are required to have adequate training in the use of all equipment including 4×4’s. Our course also covers PUWER 1998 Regulations. It is recommended that a training course should be taken at least once every three years.
Both courses will use a mixture of driving our training vehicles and your own 4×4.
- Health and Safety
- Vehicle safety
- Vehicle suitability
- 4×4 types
- 4×4 technology
- Features of your vehicle
- Terrain awareness
- Practical driving sessions
- Marshalling (*two day course)
- Basic recovery (*two day course)
- UK rights of way – the law and protocol
Training can be given to individuals or small groups of up to 3 people. Upon successful competition of each course a certificate will be issued.
1 day course: 1st Guest: £300. Additional Guests up to maximum of 2: £200 each
2 day course: 1st Guest: £550. Additional Guests up to maximum of 2: £300 each
Bespoke 4×4 Driver Training
We can tailor our training sessions to offer something specific. We are qualified to train 4×4 Response Drivers in all aspects required prior to drivers being dispatched to recoveries or deployment. We can also offer corporate training for larger groups up to 9 at one time.
Please contact us to discuss your needs!
Overland Expedition Training
Our overland expedition training course is a four day training and preparation course. Conducted with Tim Harrower our expedition expert who has worked extensively for Land Rover as a trainer and on the G4 expedition, among others!
- All items covered on our advanced training course
- Vehicle preparation
- Travel and documentation
The course will also include an overnight stay to test your equipment and skills.