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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.

What is horsebox training

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.

Horsebox Licences

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.

Horsebox trailers

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.

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Provisional Licence

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 Training
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Kate MKate M
10:06 30 Nov 23
Done my C+E course with 2Start and passed first time. Massive thanks to Paul, great training and enjoyed my time during the course. Brilliant
Andrew BoonAndrew Boon
16:03 24 Nov 23
Excellent will and Alan great tutors made me fill so at ease but also very professional well pleased
George BudnaruGeorge Budnaru
10:06 24 Nov 23
Trainer Paul E was easy to work with always with clear instructions,always on time etc.
Matt GMatt G
13:34 23 Nov 23
The instructor Paul E was great and very professional, very very pleased with everything!!
Ariane EdgeAriane Edge
10:00 23 Nov 23
Passed first time, Paul was a great instructor!
Marc FlyeMarc Flye
13:54 20 Nov 23
Had an IPAF course with Rob Foster. He explained the course really well enjoyed it thanks.


2 Start Ltd (Theale), Site C The Quarry, Deans Copse Road, Theale, RG7 4GZ
Call: 01184 021 861

2 Start Ltd (Theale)
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Benn OliverBenn Oliver
18:45 10 Nov 23
I completed my car to C+E Fast Track with Alex at Theale and passed first time! I'm in no doubt this was down to expert instruction by Alex who was fantastic throughout my two week course. A professional, knowledgeable instructor who calmly guided me through the process from scratch to test. I would highly recommend 2 Start to anyone wanting to learn how to drive cat C or C+E and no doubt anything else. They have great equipment, facilities and instructors and will be the first choice for me if I look to add any more categories to my license and for CPC training.
15:07 19 Oct 23
Adam RobertsonAdam Robertson
13:45 08 Sep 23
Alex and Ryan trained me. Doing the car to C+E fast track course, came out with a pass! Cracking time and experience, appreciate all the hard work the team put in especially Alex and Ryan, couldn’t have asked for a better couple of lads to help me through. Thank you!
Tim AndrewsTim Andrews
15:05 10 Aug 23
I had a really good time with Roy C from 2Start learning how to drive a rough terrain forklift. I thought I had quite a lot of driving experience but learning to drive the rough terrain forklift was one of the most challenging thing I have done for a while. Ray C is a great teacher and simplified the complex process of lifting and moving objects with the forklift by breaking down the various tasks contained in the test into manageable sections so that it was easier to learn. I highly recommend 2start Training and Roy C as a great instructor.
Miro KralikMiro Kralik
13:44 26 Jul 23
I have passed today, thank you very much 2 Start ltd, especially to MR. INSTRUCTOR and Guru, my English brother Mark. Thank you very much, I really appreciate your professional attitude. With love Miroslav 🇸🇰🇬🇧👍🏻
Rob RoyRob Roy
13:56 21 Jul 23
Good training all the way through. I did pass the test on first attempt. Thank You Alex.


2 Start Ltd (Southampton), Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY
Call: 02382 022975

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15:21 24 Nov 23
Dell and David Were both amazing best instructors in 2 Start LTD amazing results passed C+E, Car to Artic.
Laura FranksLaura Franks
11:35 24 Nov 23
I had Dave monk , outstanding instructor , always so polite and made me feel at ease on arrival , highly recommend the company
Stephen OxenhamStephen Oxenham
18:38 17 Nov 23
Very professional company good to learn with top trainers
Shelley MurtonShelley Murton
15:10 17 Nov 23
Had training with Dave for a week and couldn’t recommend him enough. Dave made sure I understood everything correctly and that I had practised enough to feel confident in my test. I highly recommend 2 Start for all training and hope to be back soon to do my Class 1 Training. Thank you for all your help Dave I am so grateful 😎
michael habgoodmichael habgood
07:10 17 Nov 23
I came to 2start for my trailer training the staff with very friendly and Janet and Marcus made me feel at ease straight away. Top training and top instructor. Definitely recommend
Henry WhitlockHenry Whitlock
18:05 09 Nov 23
Great experience with 2 start Southanpton. Gained another license (Class 1 C+E). Already having Cat C , these guys made quick work of helping me to gain C+E. Special shout out to John, Dave and Dell, who all were thorough with their teaching , and a great laugh which makes learning alot more fun.Cheers guys!


2 Start Ltd (Reading), Unit 32 Youngs Industrial Estate, Paices Hill, Reading, RG7 4PW
Call: 01184 021861

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Jon CJon C
16:23 13 Nov 23
These guys got me through my C1 driving practical. Their standards are incredibly high; do what they teach you and you will pass the test no problem. Friendly bunch too, would recommend
paul burdettpaul burdett
16:39 20 Oct 23
Had a very enjoyable week doing my cpcNicky is vary good Instrutor friendly and informative
kevin williskevin willis
15:22 20 Oct 23
I have just done my cpc traing along with Nicky and Clint and as most people know a weeks training can be tiring, but with NIcky and Clint and the rest of the class it has Been fun, enjoyable , and I have learnt alot from this course , all I can say is keep the good work up guys and not only will I see you soon , but also recommend you guys too others
Gentian JubicaGentian Jubica
16:02 20 Sep 23
Great team very helpful will definitely recommend 👍
10:26 18 Sep 23
Thanks to Gary for helping me to pass my reach forklift training. Very kind and very understanding. Would recommend 10/10.
Adam PlestinaAdam Plestina
13:02 27 Jul 23
Just passed my class C with them. Good bunch that work there, everyone is friendly. Tip of the hat goes to Roy Sparks who has been helping me the last couple of days. Really good instructor whose patience and teaching seen me over the line! Happily recommend them. Thanks guys.


2 Start Ltd (Worthing), The Vinery Ind Est, Unit 54 & 55, Poling, Worthing, BN18 9PY
Call: 01903 952410

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Leon NelmanLeon Nelman
17:21 28 Nov 23
Thanks so much John for all your help getting me test ready! I felt so comfortable and confident on the day because of all your patience with me, as I learnt to drive the van, and be a better person. Sadly, I let you, and myself down on the day, when I miss read the speed limit on one section of road, that lost me the pass. However, it showed that I should have passed, as on my retest, 2 weeks later, it was a PASS, with ZERO minors!Thanks to Paul too! You really helped calm my nerves on my retest, and got me reacquainted with the van/JAAAAAAAG! 🤣Can’t wait to start our motorhome journey, as copilot!Couldn’t have done it without you all!ClaireThe Venture Crew
WrG o SmOKeRWrG o SmOKeR
13:59 24 Nov 23
I had the pleasure of having Greg as my instructor. I also passed my HGV class 2 test first time & I believe it was massively helped by what Greg taught & explained to me. Greg was always patent with me & explained everything to a depth that I could really take in & remember. Anyone looking to learn & pass their HGV test, 100% recommend using 2 Start. Would put 1000 stars if I could. Thank you Greg!.
16:25 21 Nov 23
Greg, very nice guy and makes the learning more enjoyable. What guy. Always calm when you made a mistake. Lovely team.
Tomasz CiecieregaTomasz Ciecierega
20:28 19 Nov 23
Good training. Well recommended.
gary tategary tate
13:09 14 Nov 23
Just passed my HGV Cat C first time. Faultless tuition from Paul Burton & Jon Carlisle. Vehicles are modern and clean. Can't recommend 2 Start Training enough and will be back for C+E training soon.
12:32 13 Nov 23
Absolutely amazing company instructors are fab cant recommend this company enough so professional kind and really listen to you and help you so much with everything.Thank you so much xxxx

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