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Devon Association of Smallholders

114 Towing Training
726-114:Please ask for dates.
Cost: £65 (£85 for Non-members) - £630 depending on what is required
Tutor: Richard Henderson

The course will cover the following:

We offer an assessment which shows us where your weaknesses are in your general driving which allows us to determine what training you need and also means you can work on any weaknesses you have before further training helping to keep the costs down and making bad habits in to good habits.

The assessment lasts for around 1½ hours. The cost of the assessment for members is £65.


The training is done over 1- 2- 3 or 4 days with the test at the end of the last days training. We cover your general driving, reversing, hitching the trailer up and unhitching the trailer, as well as the show me tell me questions.
The training is best done individually but can also be done with 2 people at a time.

The costs of the training is as follows per person:  (additional person add £180 per day)

1 day: £235
2 days: £425/£445
3 days: £610/£630

Test fee - £115.

If you don't need to take a test but require help with any part of your driving we can work out a course to suit you.


Reversing takes time and practice.
If you need help with your reversing but don't need to take a test then we offer reversing training.
This training takes place over 3 hours but more time can be added if needed.

This training can be done individually or in groups of up to 4 if you have your own car and trailers to use.

The cost of the reversing training is  £110 for 1 person.
For more than 1 person the cost would come down to £85 per person.

Training Officer: Carolyn McAllister
The Retreat, Highampton, BEAWORTHY, EX21 5JJ
email: training@devonsmallholders.co.uk
Phone: 07737 055 618

Pay by faster payments:
Bank Account Name: DASH
Bank Account Number: 31351460
Bank Sort Code: 77-09-21
Bank: Lloyds
Reference: your membership
number and course number

Cheques can be sent to:
DASH Training
The Retreat
EX21 5JJ
Make cheques payable to Devon Association of Smallholders

To book your place on a course please email or phone to check availability. training@devonsmallholders.co.uk 07737 055 618

Please note: If for any reason you need to cancel your place on a course, 2 weeks notice prior to the course date will be required to receive a full refund. If you have reserved a place, please make sure we receive payment 3 weeks before the course (6 weeks for non-members). Thank you.

Most of our courses are aimed at adults and are quite intensive, so they are not aimed at children. If you would like to bring a child on a course please discuss it with the training manager before booking. It is assumed that bookings you make are for adults. Only people who have paid the course fee are allowed at the training venue. Do not bring pets or other animals to the training venue unless you are required to do so as part of the course. Most venues are working smallholdings and dogs or other animals (even if left in your car) are disruptive and compromise biosecurity.