Baroness Vere letter regarding DVSA Trailer Training Accreditation Scheme

Baroness Vere, Transport Minister, writes to Karin Smyth MP:

I am writing to update you on the plans which I have agreed with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to support the launch of the trailer training accreditation scheme.

Since our last meeting on 3 February, I am pleased to say that the DVSA is in the process of recognising accreditation schemes put forward by three organisations, a fourth may follow on soon. In due course, they will all be able to accredit training providers to provide trailer training to motorists.

The first phase of the accreditation scheme will launch this month as planned. On 17, 18, 23 & 24 March, the agency will hold a series of webinars for trailer training providers to explain how they can become accredited to deliver training to motorists ...

The accrediting bodies and trailer training providers will need a period of time to develop their services and market their schemes ...

During this period, the DVSA will continue to promote towing safely through the ‘Whatever you’re towing, make it SAFE’ campaign.