Trailer Training & Caravan Towing Lessons Across Sussex & Kent

Can I Tow a Trailer?

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Following Government changes to towing regulations from 20th September 2021, you no longer need to take a B&E test.

You can tow a trailer with a total weight of 3500 kgs giving you a gross vehicle weight of 7 tonnes.

If you need to tow a vehicle & trailer combination in excess of this you will need category C1&E which would give you a train weight of 12 tonnes.

Can I Tow a Caravan?

Again your entitlement to tow a caravan varies and depends on when you passed your test see the above regulations.

How Long Does Training Take

This is dependent on the drivers experience and ability but an average course is one session that offers general driving + reversing skills brush up. The test is not just about reversing, it is similar to your car driving test but with a trailer attached. Your test will be carried out in your own vehicle so this reduces the time that can be taken up by getting used to new vehicles and enables you to demonstrate previously acquired driving skills. We supply trailers and ancillary equipment required.

Trailer Training & Towing Courses

We offer trailer training & caravan towing courses across Sussex & Kent to assist you in gaining your trailer licence.
We offer C1+E, D1+E and Caravan Towing Training.

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Qualification Guide
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No theory tests required

Check tow bar and electrics are working correctly.

Spare oblong number plate required for trailer

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35 hours of Periodic Training is now required by all LGV & PCV drivers every five years to continue driving professionally.

To book your course or for more information.
Call: 01424 432200

Take Your Trailer Test Next Door

Your towing test is conducted by the DVSA Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency, the same agency you took your car driving licence with.

We are located right next door to the DVSA test centre in Ivyhouse Lane, Hastings so you couldn’t be in a better situation from training to test!

We have a fully equipped and purpose built training centre that includes manoeuvring facilities and air conditioned classrooms for any in house theory that might be part of your training.

HGV Training

We are a flexible HGV training centre with modern easy to drive, comfortable vehicles, fully air conditioned classrooms, off road manoeuvring facilities, a fully equipped training centre to cater for every transport training requirement.

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Driver CPC Training

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35 hrs of Periodic Training is required to maintain licence compliance. Training can be taken in blocks of seven hours or as an intensive course.

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Towing & Caravans

We offer C1+E, D1+E towing courses for all categories of vehicles, Horse-box Owners, Cargo Trailers and of course Caravans.

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Minibus Training D1

If you drive for hire and reward you will need to gain PCV entitlement. Hire and reward does not mean if you take fares for any journey, it means if you are paid to drive the minibus or bus as part of your duties. We serve Sussex, Kent and further afield with PCV training.

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ADR Training

All Drivers of vehicles over 3.5 tonnes carrying dangerous substances in packages, tank containers and road tanker vehicles must attend a Department of Transport approved ADR course and pass the relevant Examinations.

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Ambulance Driver Training

We now have two vehicles specifically for the purpose of training ambulance drivers and LGV C1. To Become an ambulance driver you will need a minimum of a C1 licence due to the weight of the vehicle you will be driving. When an ambulance is loaded with equipment and patients it often falls between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes.

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Horsebox Training

We offer towing courses for all categories of vehicles, C1, D1, Horseboxes, Plant Trailers, Caravans and Others.

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Why Choose Us For Your Driver Training?

Modern Fleet of Vehicles

Our modern fleet of vehicles are regularly maintained, comfortable, easy to drive, and make licence acquisition a pleasure.

Quality Tuition

Our fully qualified Instructors will ensure you receive quality tuition for all categories of training.

Ideally Situated

Driver Training Centre is situated next door to the DVSA driving test centre at Hastings and provides easy access for any tests.Driver Training Centre has the resources and experience to deliver our customers requirements.