7.5 Tonne and Trailer C1+E Training Courses



C1 License required:

Number of Hours Training:

DVSA Test included:

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1 Retest:

C1+E Bronze Package

From: £1,147.00


C1+E Gold Package

From: £2,220.00


What trailer can you tow with your licence?

There are a variety of different entitlements that you can add to your licence, all of which will affect what you can and what you can’t tow which makes it difficult to know exactly what you can/can’t tow with your licence. The different licence entitlements and what they enable you to drive are set out below.

If you passed your Category B tests before 1st January 1997:

  • You are entitled to drive a vehicle up to 7.5-tonne with a trailer that has a combination with a MAM (Maximum Authorised Mass) of up to 8,250kgs.
  • You are also able to drive a minibus with a trailer with over 750kg MAM.

If you passed your Category B tests on or after 1st January 1997:

  • You are only entitled to drive vehicles with a MAM of up to 3,500kgs with up to 8 passenger seats.
  • You can also tow a trailers with a combined MAM of no more than 3,500kgs.
Category C1+E

Achieving a category C1 entitlement will allow you to drive any vehicles with a MAM between 3,500kgs & 7,500kgs, with a trailer up to 750kg.

If you want to tow a trailer over 750kgs, the next step from achieving your C1 licence is to obtain your C1+E which will allow you to drive any C1 category vehicles with a trailer over 750kgs. However, the combined MAM of the vehicle and trailer can’t be over 12,000kgs.

Category C & C+E

Once you have got your CAT C licence, you are entitled to drive vehicles over 3,500kgs with a trailer that has a MAM of up to 750kgs.

Achieving your CAT C+E licence will first require you to obtain your CAT C licence. The C+E licence will allow you to tow any trailer.

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