Do you need a licence to tow a trailer, caravan or horse box?
This course is particularly relevant for those wishing to tow a horsebox or caravan and those involved in construction.
Car / Jeep and Trailer (Category B+E) training is available as a three day course, with an average training time of some six to eight hours, depending upon driving experience.
A DVA examiner will conduct the test on the final day at one of the 3 main testing centres:
- Balmoral (Belfast)
- Newbuildings (L’Derry)
In order to gain this licence, those who took their car test on or after 1 January 1997, have to pass a practical test in this category. However no theory test is required.
Holding a Category B+E licence allows a vehicle of up to 3,500kgs MAM to be combined with a trailer up to 3,500kgs MAM and the total weight must not be more than 7,000kgs MAM.
What to expect on test day
- short verbal test on Safety Questions
- reversing exercise
- uncoupling and re-coupling the trailer
- road drive
You must have a valid Category B (Car) licence.
An information guide on Towing Safety is available from nidirect.
Are you a construction company registered with CITB? Our courses are approved and accredited.