New official accredited trailer towing training
DVSA launches new training scheme
From the DVSA:
Today (18 May 2022) we’re launching our new accredited training scheme for towing.
The new training scheme will provide motorists with the skills and knowledge they need to tow safely. The training covers large and small trailers – and courses are also available for drivers who want to tow specific types of trailers such as caravans and horseboxes.
Whilst we strongly recommend drivers get accredited training before they tow for the first time, the scheme is also available for people who already tow regularly. The training scheme can provide an opportunity to refresh and formalise their practical experience.
Encouraging your pupils to take accredited training
Some of your pupils may want to tow a trailer after they’ve passed their driving test. This could be to transport horses, or because they work in the agricultural industry.
Before they do this, they should get training with an accredited trainer. We know how important your advice and guidance is to your pupils, and we hope you’ll encourage them to take this training before they tow.
Find an accredited trainer on GOV.UK
You can find out more about the accredited training scheme for towing on GOV.UK.
Towing safely this summer
Motorists who plan to use a trailer this summer, need to carry out some basic safety checks before setting off.
Our video sets out how make sure a vehicle and trailer are safe and legal.
Watch the video here.