Drivers who passed their car test on or after 1 January 1997 must pass an additional trailer towing test before they can tow large trailers and gain entitlement to Category B+E and all larger vehicles.
Varies depending on experience
If you passed your test to drive cars or small vehicles up to 3,500 kilograms (kg) (category B) after 19 January 2013, you are able to tow:
- light trailers weighing no more than 750 kg
- trailers weighing more than 750 kg, where the combined weight of the towing vehicle (car or small vehicle) and the trailer is not more than 3,500 kg
If your trailer weighs over 750 kg and the combined trailer and towing vehicle weight is more than 3,500 kg, you’ll need to pass a further test. (The trailer you tow must not be heavier than 3,500 kg) This test will be shown on your driving licence as category B+E
- Courses can be for various duration’s depending on the level of experience the candidate has.