Our six training depots are located in: Portsmouth; Otterbourne; Aldermaston; Theale; Worthing and Havant. Our training centres are conveniently situated within the local areas of the following counties to provide the maximum coverage within: Hampshire; Isle of Wight; West Sussex; East Sussex; Surrey; Buckinghamshire; Oxfordshire; Berkshire; Wiltshire and the eastern side of Dorset.
Category C1+E driver training relates to driving a vehicle from 3,500Kgs, and up to 7,500Kg with a trailer attachment of up to 750Kgs.
the combined Maximum authorised mass (MAM) of the vehicle and trailer cannot exceed 12,000kgs.
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 can’t tow, which makes it difficult to know your licence entitlement.
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.
The Category C1+E licence
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.
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