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:
If you passed your Category B tests on or after 1st January 1997:
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.
The next step from gaining your C1 licence is to obtain your C1+E. If you complete one of our 7.5 tonne and trailer C1+E training courses, you will be taught all the skills you need to safely operate a C1+E category vehicle and pass your test.
If you want to tow a trailer over 750kgs, you will need to acquire your C1+E licence 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. Completing our 7.5 Tonne and Trailer C1+E Training and gaining your licence will allow you to operate these category vehicles.
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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