Trailer Lessons

Do you need a licence to tow a trailer, caravan or horse box?

Trailer, Horsebox and Caravan Lessons

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)

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 (go to the Resources section on this website)
  • reversing exercise
  • uncoupling and re-coupling the trailer
  • road drive


You must have a valid Category B (Car) licence.

Additional information

An information guide on Towing Safety is available from nidirect.

Are you a construction company registered with CITB? Our courses are approved and accredited.

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