Learn to handle trailers expertly – for work or leisure with our dedicated course.
Trailers are used extensively both in and outside work.
You might be transporting a vital piece of agricultural equipment or simply hitching a car to a caravan.
Whatever your needs, handling a trailer requires a high level of skill.
Our course will teach you that skill.
You'll learn through a mix of theory and practical sessions.
We'll get you up to speed with a look at the key legal issues when using trailers.
You'll also be guided through the common causes of accidents and all the safety checks that can help prevent them.
The practical side to the course involves a full rundown of coupling and uncoupling procedures.
You'll be taught how to load and unload.
Reversing and performing tight turns with trailers will also be covered.
Causes of accidents
Equipment introduction/safety checks
Hitches and towing combinations
Nose weight measurement
Manoeuvring the equipment
Worth noting: You'll need to hold the appropriate current driving licence – which you must be able to show on the day - to be eligible for this course.
Useful for all licence holders who need to use a trailer.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
Understand the legal requirements when handling trailers
Carry out equipment safety checks
Understand the main causes of accidents and what can be done to avoid them
Identify the key components of a trailer
Understand the functions of the key components of a trailer
Couple/uncouple the trailer from a vehicle
Reverse the vehicle and trailer (unit) to the left and right
Complete tight forward turns to the left and right
Practise a controlled braking exercise from 20mph (32km/h)
Understand loading/unloading criteria
Measure the nose weight of a trailer.
- Trailer Towing: On and Off Road
- Trailer B+E Test Preparation.