New training centre in Northern Ireland


With 2023, bringing a focus of exploring further while spending less, the Caravan and Motorhome Club is delighted to add Ken Irwin Class One Driver Training in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, to its now 18-strong nationwide leisure vehicle training centres. Course attendees will be able to gain confidence and perfect their manoeuvring skills with expert trainers - these courses represent great value for money and give peace of mind.

The Club wants to make sure that whether you’re new to touring or a seasoned professional, you feel comfortable driving your outfit safely before you head out on your adventures. The caravan towing and motorhome manoeuvring courses are suitable for all levels of experience. Courses are suitable for anyone who wants to improve their towing and manoeuvring, not just leisure vehicle owners, these courses are also ideal for people such as horsebox drivers and those who tow boats or trailers. 

The Club has over 40 years of experience running these courses. Operating at 18 locations across the UK, each course is led by friendly, expert trainers with first-hand experience, who are Club members and well-seasoned tourers themselves. 

The training courses are split into: Practical Caravanning; Caravan Manoeuvring; and Motorhome Manoeuvring. The Caravan and Motorhome manoeuvring courses both take a full day, whilst the Practical Caravan Manoeuvring course, for people who are completely new to caravanning, is split over 1.5 days.  

Sessions include:

- Manoeuvring advice

- Hitching and towing safely

- Straightforward safety checks

- Understanding the laws that affect caravanning and motorhoming 

- Practice in manoeuvring an outfit forwards and backwards

- Understanding loading and how it affects towing 

The courses are priced as follows:

  •   Practical Caravanning Course - £204.00 
  •   Caravan Manoeuvring Course - £174.00 
  •   Motorhome Manoeuvring Course - £204.00 

By signing up to driving training courses with the Caravan and Motorhome Club in 2023, Club members also benefit from the opportunity to save five percent on the Club’s caravan cover, motorhome insurance and car insurance. What’s more, participants will receive the Club’s Essential Guide to Touring for free, which is filled with useful information to get you started on touring and normally costs £16.00.

Nearly 80% of course participants score the courses 9 out of 10 or higher. 

Brian Morgan, Head of Events and Communications at the Caravan and Motorhome Club said, "We’re pleased to welcome Ken Irwin Class One Driver Training in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, to our network of training course centres. By launching a variety of new locations this year, course participants have flexibility on where to learn or refresh their skills before setting off on their touring adventures at home or abroad."

The Caravan and Motorhome Club, the UK’s number one rated touring club, has more offers and more members than any other UK touring club and does all it can to encourage its members to make the most of the great outdoors and enjoy great savings.

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Notes to Editors

About Caravan and Motorhome Club

Championing and helping its members get more from the great outdoors, whether glamping or touring, the Caravan and Motorhome Club represents the interests of over 1.1 million caravan, motorhome, campervan and trailer tent owners across the UK.  With over 116 years of knowledge and expertise, the Club has a wealth of experience and prides itself on offering great value and high quality campsites for tourers and glampers.

Caravan and Motorhome Club membership is just £59 per year and provides members with access to over 2,700 quality campsites across the UK and Europe. As the UK’s No. 1 rated touring club* it makes sure members get the most from their membership, saving them money with great value offers whether touring or at home.

The Club also offers a range of escorted European tours which are protected by ABTA.  Plus escorted and independent tours in Australasia, North America and Southern Africa which are also fully protected, either by ABTA or ATOL when a flight is included. All members can take advantage of expert advice, overseas travel services, cover and insurance and exclusive member offers and discounts.

For further information about becoming a member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, please visit  or call 01342 318 813.

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About Experience Freedom

Experience Freedom from the Caravan and Motorhome Club provides glamping accommodation in some of the most beautiful locations in the UK. Helping members get more from the great outdoors, Experience Freedom offers a choice of glamping accommodation, motorhome hire and tent camping, all of which are available to non-members.  Motorhome hire, including some discounted hire schemes can be found here

Experience Freedom is operated by the Caravan and Motorhome Club, a membership organisation with a wealth of experience in operating high quality campsites.

Caravan and Motorhome Club members can save up to 10% on glamping accommodation for their friends and family staying at the campsite at the same time, it is automatically applied to the booking when the membership number is used. To book friends and family, simply call on 01342 777533 to make a booking with your Club membership card.

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