Caravan Familiarisation

Caravan Familiarisation courses with Tony Shaw Driving

Caravanning is a very popular past time in the UK, great for families, friends or couples. So many campsites to choose from around the country. But perhaps you’ve never towed a caravan before or you need to build your confidence before heading out on the road then contact us. At Tony Shaw Driving, we want you to be safe, comfortable & confident when driving with your caravan. We can provide Caravan Familiarisation in Gloucestershire & Herefordshire, run throughout the year – to suit you.

 You don’t need to pass any additional tests to tow a caravan. But we have found that drivers who have never towed one before or perhaps haven’t done so for a while, needed a little more confidence and knowledge about what goes where when hitching the Caravan, something you don’t want to be doing this just as you’re about to pack up to go on your holiday. 

 Tony Shaw Driving can help you understand, what to expect which can save you a lot of time and stress. It will also help you to get prepared, find out if you need additional equipment; mirrors, breakaway cable, storage options? 

  1. Is your vehicle able to tow a caravan? – match the car model to the caravan and check they’re compatible.
  2. Book a basic +/or Advance familiarisation training
  3. Hire or buy your own caravan.

So whether you are first-timer or wanting to get more confidence with your caravan, we offer a course to help you.

Basic Familiarisation

Get your caravan on the road, includes: 

  • Load the caravan safely 
  • Level your caravan 
  • Hitch and Unhitch 
  • Manoeuvre the caravan

Advanced Training

Caravan confidence-building session includes:

  • On-road
  • Town/City 
  • Hill Start 
  • Motorway/Dual Carriageways
  • Pitching on site

For both caravan familiarisation courses, You will need to bring extended mirrors and a rear registration plate. We will provide the caravan.


Tony Shaw Driving provides caravan training near Newent. Which is handy for clients from Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, & Monmouthshire.


For more information on any of our courses, you can contact us via the form, call Tony on 07970 150775
or email