This package includes:
- D2 licence application and D4 medical forms – The D2 form is to apply for your provisional licence and the D4 is completed by the doctor when you have your medical. Assistance in completing these can also be given.
- Medical – Booked for you locally at a convenient time.
- Theory revision issued – A login will be issued so that you can start to revise your theory tests on our online revision site.
- Multiple Choice and Hazard Perception theory tests booked – These will be booked at your local theory test centre at a time convenient to you. These can be booked individually or both together.
- 14 hours of driver training including the 3a and 3b driving tests.
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What is Horsebox Training?
There is a wide range of rules and regulations that you need to consider before you think about driving a horsebox, such as the type of horsebox you are using and the reason you are using it for.
The licence that you will need in order to drive a horsebox will depend upon the size of the vehicle that you are wanting to operate.
How long does horsebox training take to complete?
Our Horsebox Training course will take students four days to complete. This course includes 4 days of driver training including DVSA test. Each day of training is 3.5 hours long and is taught on a 1:1 ratio with you and your instructor.
Horsebox Training Instructors
All of our training courses are taught by highly experienced and qualified professionals, who are all dedicated to ensuring you can safely operate your vehicle and that you have the required skills that you need to pass your test.
How much will my training cost?
Our horsebox training courses cost £1,354 to complete which includes D2 licence application & D4 medical forms, Medical booked for you locally and conveniently for you and Multiple Choice & Hazard Perception theory tests booked for you.
Our friendly team will help you every step of the way on your journey, from booking your training with our sales team to our instructors ensuring you’re ready for your test.
Where can I complete my training?
This course is available to complete at all of our training centres which includes locations in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading and Worthing, giving us good coverage of the Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex regions.
We have been providing top quality driver training for over 14 years and our depots have been solidified as the go-to destinations for driver training in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading, Worthing and the surrounding areas. This is not only shown through our industry-leading driver training vehicles and facilities but is evident by our instructors and the level of service that they provide. We have helped thousands of students pass their driving tests and start their journey to achieving their desired qualifications.
It is our priority here at 2 Start, to ensure that our students have the best experience possible and that they receive the high standard of driver training available on the market. That is why we are continuously working hard and investing in our training depots to ensure we meet and surpass these standards.
Do I need Driver's CPC training?
If you are driving a horsebox as part of a hobby or for personal use such as going to amateur shows or taking your horse to the vets, you will not need Drivers’ CPC training. Although, if you are driving a vehicle over 3.5-tonnes professionally, for hire or reward then CPC training is required.
The size and weight of the horsebox you are planning on driving will affect which licence you will need to acquire. If the horsebox you are operating has a weight of 3.5-tonne or lower, then you will only be required to hold a standard Category B (Car) licence. This would be for smaller horseboxes which generally have a 2 stall with a tack and changing area.
If your desired horsebox is between 3.5-tonne and 7.5-tonne, then you will need to apply for a C1 licence and complete a DVSA test. Any horseboxes that are over 7.5-tonne will require you to gain a Category C licence.
If the vehicle you are thinking about driving is over 7.5-tonne with a trailer over 750kgs, you will need to gain your C1+E licence. Additionally, if the vehicle and horsebox have a combined MAM of both exceeding 12,000kgs, a C+E licence will be required.
Horsebox driver training
The licence and type of training that you complete will depend on the size of the horsebox/vehicle that you are wishing to drive.
If the horsebox you want to drive has a weight lower than 3.5-tonnes, you only need a standard category B (car) licence. However, any vehicle between 3.5-tonne & 7.5-tonne will require a category C1 licence. If the horsebox you want to operate is over 7.5-tonne, you will need to obtain a CAT C (LGV 2) licence.
Additionally, you may wish to tow a horsebox trailer, which again can vary the type of licence you need to gain. To drive a vehicle and tow a horsebox, you will need to complete your B+E licence.
If you’re planning on driving a vehicle over 7.5-tonne with a trailer over 750kgs, you will need a C1+E licence. Any combination of a vehicle and horsebox trailer that has a combined MAM of both exceeding 12-tonne, you will need to get a C+E licence.
Gaining your horsebox licence
When you complete one of our horsebox training courses, there are a number of things you need to do before taking your DVSA test. Below is an outline of what you need to do to be successful:
- Complete your driver medical
- Apply for your provisional licence
- Pass your Multiple-Choice and Hazard Perception theory tests
- Complete your 4 days of horsebox driver training
- Pass your DVSA practical test
The Horsebox Training Process
Before you are able to begin your horsebox training, you will be required to attend and pass a driver medical. You can apply for your medical using the D4 form which we can assist you with, we can also book the medical for you locally and at a convenient time.
Once you have passed your medical, you will then need to apply for provisional entitlement which is done by using the D2 form. Again, we can help you in completing the D2 form. Both the D2 and D4 forms will need to be sent to the DVLA, along with your current drivers’ licence. Once your application has been processed and approved, they will return your licence with the provisional entitlement that you applied for.
The provisional licence that you require will depend on how big the horsebox that you are wanting to drive is. This could mean you need a C1 or CAT C or you could need a C1+E or C+E if you are driving a larger horsebox with a trailer.
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Do you want to complete your horsebox training at our 2 Start Training?
Our training depots house an arsenal of industry-leading training vehicles, which includes automatic gearboxes and air-conditioning, ensuring our students have the most comfortable training experience possible.
We also have extremely spacious and tidy warehouse facilities and fully equipped classroom facilities, which include air-conditioning. This gives our students dedicated areas where they can complete their training without distractions. Furthermore, all of our depots have private and dedicated on-site reversing facilities.
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2 Start Ltd (Portsmouth), Unit 4 Shawcross Industrial Estate, Ackworth Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO3 5HU
Call: 02392 123555
2 Start Ltd (Theale), Site C The Quarry, Deans Copse Road, Theale, RG7 4GZ
Call: 01184 021 861
2 Start Ltd (Southampton), Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY
Call: 02382 022975
2 Start Ltd (Reading), Unit 32 Youngs Industrial Estate, Paices Hill, Reading, RG7 4PW
Call: 01184 021861
2 Start Ltd (Worthing), The Vinery Ind Est, Unit 54 & 55, Poling, Worthing, BN18 9PY
Call: 01903 952410
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