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Horsebox Driver Training

IMPORTANT INFO

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.

Horse Transport in Larger Vehicles Above 3.5 Tonnes

It is entirely up to you how you transport your horses, if you have more than two then often horse owners will opt for a larger vehicle between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes that falls under the HGV/LGV Cat C1 Licence requirements. Click here to read more about Cat C1 licence training and booking information. Licence training can be completed in just 4 days.

Rarely owners who transport horses might want to use a vehicle above 7.5 tonnes, if this is the case then a Cat C licence is required. Note that a Cat C licence also gives you your Cat C1 so you can drive any rigid body vehicle from 7.5tonnes up to 32 tonnes.

When You Need Driver CPC (Certificate of Professional Competence)

Please note that if you are driving professionally transporting horses you will need a Driver CPC. This applies to all drivers operating vehicles over 3.5 tonnes if driving professionally. It does not apply if you use your vehicle for transporting your personal horses.

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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

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 C1+E, D1+E towing courses for all categories of vehicles for Horse-box Owners

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Manual Handling Courses

This Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.

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FORS Professional Courses

The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

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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.