4x4 Driver Training Courses
 
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Team Offroad has a number of certified 4x4 & Offroad driver Facilitators, approved and registered by 4x4 Offroad Academy and The Training Connection. This allows us to present TETA accredited 4x4 & Offroad Driver training in the 2 industry approved unit standards.
 
With more than 6 years of activity in the TETA accredited training field, we are one of the longest running 4x4 & Offroad driver training outfits in the Western Cape, and with the backing of 4x4 Offroad Academy we are part of the biggest 4x4 & Offroad driver training outfits in the country. 
 
Team Offroad has also been responsible for managing and running the Wegry/Drive Out 4x4 Academy in the Western Cape since 2012 presenting 4x4 driver training for the readers of the magazines and getting excellent results.   

Although our training offering is TETA Accredited we also present some specialised non accredited training courses, with exactly the same level of professionalism and attention to detail.  

Should you have any other specialised training requirements that we do not cover in our offering, please feel free to contact us and we can put a training programme together that will suit your needs without charging you an arm or a leg!


Introduction to 4x4 (Non accredited) R900 - 1 day

Target Audience  :  For everybody, ranging from persons who just bought their first 4x4 vehicle to some pretty hard core 4x4 drivers can all learn a thing or 2 from this course.  Great for learning the basic concepts of the 4x4 vehicle, 4x4 driving driving and for brushing up your skills.  

Duration :  08h00 till about 16h00 

Costs :  R900 per person attending.  We have a couple's special, where the 2nd participant pays half price.  

Topics covered include, but is not limited to

    • Vehicle drive train
    • Suspensions systems
    • Angles and specifications
    • Vehicle dynamics
    • Accessories and equipment
    • Driving different types of terrain
    • Tyres, deflation and traction
    • Recovery equipment
    • Practical driving.  This trail presents most of the driving conditions that you require.  

 

4x4 Driver Training (US254135)  R1750 (Accredited) / R1250 (NON Accredited) - 2 days  

Target Audience : For everybody who wishes to attain TETA accreditation against US254135. We welcome learners ranging from persons who just bought their first 4x4 vehicle to some pretty hard core 4x4 drivers.  There is something to learn for averybody on this training course.  This training course contains a lot of theory, and the paperwork that goes with the whole TETA Accreditation process.  This training course is aimed more at the Professional 4x4 sector. 

Those who choose to not attain TETA accreditation will attend the same training course but without the additional paperwork associated with the TETA accreditation process, meaning that learners will get the same theoretical and practical experience as their counterparts doing the TETA accreditation.  The only difference is that the additional documentation required for accreditation will not be completed. Learners on this training course can also do the exams and practical tasks if they wish. 

Duration : 2 days, usually a weekend from 08h00 till about 16h00 daily 

Costs : R1750 per person attending for TETA accreditation and R1250 per person attending without TETA accreditation.  We have a couple's special, where the 2nd participant pays half price.  

Topics covered include, but is not limited to

    • Minimise the impact of your 4x4 and Off-Road Activities on the Environment
    • 4x4 Vehicle Configurations
    • 4x4 Accessories and Equipment
    • Recovery Equipment and Safe Recovery Procedures
    • Safe Driving Techniques on Different Surfaces
    • Tyres and Tyre Pressures
    • Practical Demonstrations

 

NOTE:  On the NON ACCREDITED part of this training course.  

This training course is not presented in an Non-Accredited format alone.  In other words, if the entire group is made up of learners seeking NON accredited training, we will do a one day Introduction to 4x4 training course as set out above.   


 

Advanced 4x4 Driver Training (US254154)  R3250 (Accredited) / R2500 (NON Accredited) - 3 days  

Target Audience : We welcome learners who have already attended our previous training courses and others with proven 4x4 driving experience.  This training course is a continuation of our entry level courses and focuses on the practical application of the theory in more extreme/advanced situations.  Expect a lot of hard dirty work. 

For those who wish to attain TETA accreditation,  there is the usual amount of paperwork that goes with the whole TETA Accreditation process.  This training course is aimed more at the Professional 4x4 sector. 

Those who choose to not attain TETA accreditation will attend the same training course but without the additional paperwork associated with the TETA accreditation process, meaning that learners will get the same theoretical and practical experience as their counterparts doing the TETA accreditation.  The only difference is that the additional documentation required for accreditation will not be completed. Learners on this training course can also do the exams and practical tasks if they wish. 

Duration : 1 evening session (4 hours)  and 2 full days, usually a weekend from 08h00 till about 16h00 daily 

Costs :  R3250 per person attending for TETA accreditation and R2500 per person attending without TETA accreditation.  We have a couple's special, where the 2nd participant pays half price.  These costs includes 2 nights camping accommodation and 2 meals a day. 

Topics covered include, but is not limited to

    • Minimise the impact of your 4x4 and Off-Road Activities on the Environment
    • 4x4 Vehicle Configurations
    • Use of 4x4 Accessories and Equipment
    • Teamwork in everything, from cooking to getting a vehicle out of the mud
    • Practical application of Recovery Equipment and Safe Recovery Procedures
    • Safe Driving Techniques on Advanced Driving Surfaces
    • Tyres, Tyre Pressures, Tyre repairs
    • Practical Demonstrations and exercises
    • Night navigation, driving and recoveries.

NOTE :

  • This training course is not named Bootcamp for nothing.  We will keep you busy day and night. 
  • This training course is presented regardless of the number of learners requiring Accreditation.  

 


 

4x4 Sand Driving (Non Accredited) R750  - 1 day 

Target Audience : We welcome learners who are planning a rtrip to the Kalahari, Namib or anywhere where sandy driving conditions can be espected.  

Duration : 1 day from 08h00 till about 16h00

Costs :  R750 per person attending.  We have a couple's special, where the 2nd participant pays half price.

Topics covered include, but is not limited to

    • Minimise the impact of your 4x4 and Off-Road Activities on the Environment
    • Your 4x4 Vehicle Configurations
    • Tyre pressures on Sand
    • Sand related Recovery Equipment and Safe Recovery Procedures
    • Safe Driving Techniques on Sandy Surfaces and Dunes
    • Tyres, Tyre Pressures, Tyre repairs
    • Practical Demonstrations and exercises

NOTE : We usually offer this course as a "freebee" to everybody who attends one of our accredited training courses.  


 

Safe 4x4 vehicle Recovery Procedures (Non Accredited) R750 - 1 day

Target Audience  :  For everybody, ranging from persons who just bought their first 4x4 vehicle to some pretty hard core 4x4 drivers can all learn a thing or 2 from this course.  Great for learning the basic concepts of 4x4 recovery procedures using the relevant equipment in the proper and desired manner to achieve and maintain traction in off road conditions without injuring bystanders or damaging vehicles, equipment or the environment. 

Duration :  08h00 till about 16h00 

Costs :  R750 per person attending.  We have a couple's special, where the 2nd participant pays half price.  

Topics covered include, but is not limited to

    • Traction
    • Recovery equipment
    • Recovery points
    • Different types of recovery terchniques
    • Jacks/Spades/Sand Ladders
    • Winching
    • Practical demonstrations of safe recoveries.

 

Rules of engagement. 
 

 
Our TETA accreditation for offroad driver training comes from associations with 4x4 Offroad Academy (TETA10-113) as well as The Training Connection (TETA09-214).  Together with Alan Goodway from Isibonela Adventures we were responsible for the WegRy/DriveOut 4x4 Academy in the Western Cape.