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On & Off Road Trailer Towing Training Courses


Trailers are used extensively both in and outside work. Our course is designed to support you to towing trailers safely both for work and/or for leisure (such as caravans, boats and horse boxes). Learn to tow trailers both on and off-road with skill and confidence in our two-day intensive course. You will need to operate your trailer both on and off road for this assessed course to achieve your certificate.

On & Off Road Trailer Towing Overview


  • Legal requirements – towing on-road
  • Weight limitations – on and/or off road
  • Types of trailer and hitch – suitability for purpose and limitations of use
  • Causes of accidents
  • Coupling/un-coupling procedures
  • On and/or off road trailer towing
  • Loading – effects on stability/control
  • Vehicle/trailer checks – on and/or off road
  • Braking exercise – on and/or off Road
  • Limitations of braking system – on and/or off road.

Learning Outcomes


  • understand the legal requirements when towing trailers
  • carry out equipment safety checks
  • understand how the type and weight of a trailer affects on and/or off road performance and safety
  • understand the relationship between vehicle and trailer weights and limits and how they are affected by use on and/or off road
  • couple/uncouple the trailer from a vehicle
  • understand the requirements of driving the vehicle and trailer combination on and/or off road
  • demonstrate competence in dealing with a variety of on and/or off road situations commonly encountered
  • understand the main causes of accidents and what can be done to avoid them.

On & Off Road Trailer Towing Training Courses


For more information on our on and off road trailer towing driver training or to discuss any other trailer or driving  training courses please contact us using the form below

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