What is the Safe Towing Scheme?
With the removal of a requirement for a DVSA B+E test for cars and light vehicles in November 2021, the Safe Towing scheme has been developed to provide a recognised training and assessment route for drivers wishing to tow and aims to improve towing safety standards through professional training and assessment.
Training will be delivered via a blend of engaging elearning and practical training, including FREE online courses, as well as access to a network of Safe Towing Scheme-approved professional trainers near you who can provide one-on-one training and assessments.
The syllabus will cover core areas of towing with additional specialist pathways for recreational (boat, caravan, etc), animal transport, plant and equipment.
The Safe Towing Scheme is accredited by the National Council for Accredited Trailer Training and endorsed by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency and Department for Transport.
The scheme is delivered in partnership by the National Towing and Trailer Association, the main body in the UK representing the light towing industry and Diamond Advanced Motorists, an internationally respected provider of advanced driver training and a DVSA accredited driver testing body.
Our scheme is unique in providing such a holistic approach to B+E training, from offering candidates an online preparatory course and theory assessment, to delivering a train the trainer course to training organisations themselves.