Trailer Towing Courses2017-07-12T13:09:11+00:00

Training course times  – 08.00 – 16.00 – Monday to Saturday every week.

Trailer Training Courses Sussex & Kent

Licences issued from 1 January 1997

If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997 you can:

•drive a car or van up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM) towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM
•tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg

If you want to tow a trailer which exceeds these limits, you will required to pass category B+E Trailer Test.

The test is not just about reversing, it is similar to your car driving test but with a trailer attached, similar to the LGV licence lasting approximately 1 hour to include 15 minutes of independent driving.

  • Cars or Vans B+E
  • Light Goods Vehicles C1+E
  • Minibuses D1+E
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Towing Test Information

Towing Tests are conducted by the DVSA Driving & Vehicle Standards Agency, the same as when you took your car driving licence.

Driver Training Centre is located right next door to the DVSA test centre in Ivyhouse Lane, Hastings so you couldn’t be better situation from training to test!

We have a fully equipped, purpose built training centre with off road manoeuvring facilities together with fully air conditioned classrooms should you require in house theory element training.

Training Format

Training is generally 1:1 using customers own vehicles, this maintains continuity with your own equipment and not having to get used to another type of vehicle wasting unnecessary time and practice.

Towing Training HastingsB + E
Car & Trailer Combinations

Car Licences obtained before January 1997 will have acquired or grandfather rights. to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes maximum authorised mass.

Car Licences obtained after January 1997 have NO ACQUIRED RIGHTS and will be restricted to 4.25 tonnes maximum authorised mass, vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes + trailer of 750kgs.

From January 2014 new licences are further restricted to a maximium authorised mass of 3.5 tonnes to include the trailer of 750kgs.

You will need to pass an additional driving test for category B+E if you wish to tow a caravan or trailer which exceeds these limits.When you have passed the B+E test the only restriction will be that the trailer must not weigh more than the towing vehicle!

Towing Training CertificateC1 + E Training
Light Goods Vehicles and Trailers

You can usually tow a trailer up to 750kgs with this vehicle, although there are different limits depending what drivers licence you hold and when you first passed the driving test?

If you hold acquired or grandfather rights, usually on licences issued before 1997 and want to tow larger trailers you will need to take a further test for this.

The paper counterpart driver’s licence should already have the provisional entitlement listed and you will NOT need to take any theory tests!

With previous experience you should be at an acceptable standard already and require a minimum of training to be ready for the DVSA test, sessions start from 4 hours and can be added to if required.

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Minibuses and Trailers

You can usually tow a trailer up to 750kgs with these vehicles, although there are different limits depending what drivers licence you hold and when you first passed the driving test?

If you hold acquired or grandfather rights, usually on licences issued before 1997 and want to tow larger trailers you will need to take a further test for this.

The paper counterpart driver’s licence should already have the provisional entitlement listed and you will NOT need to take any theory tests!

caravanThese courses are for car drivers who would like to update their skills or have some refresher training.

Reversing any trailer correctly and with ease is an acquired skill and like most things practice makes perfect.

Our instructors will guide you from the basics to be able to reverse competently, safely and without the fear of ‘somebody’ watching for your mistakes!

Our comprehensive training sessions will give you the confidence you always wanted but were too embarrassed to ask for help.

Training sessions are 4 hours duration and can be available for your personal requirements, training is available for on road driving as well as reversing on our off road practice area, please ask customer services for further details.