Who needs a car and trailer test ?

If you passed your car driving test after January 1st 1997 you now fall under different licensing conditions to those who passed before.  Should you wish to tow large trailers or caravans you may need to take a new test (car and trailer category B + E).

On a standard car licence, you can tow trailers with a gross weight up to 750 Kg providing the gross weight of the vehicle and trailer when added together does not exceed 4250 Kg.

You can also tow a trailer over 750 Kg provided the gross weight of the vehicle and trailer when added together does not exceed 3500 Kg and the gross weight of the trailer does not exceed the unladen weight of the towing vehicle.

If your vehicle and trailer weights fall outside these guidelines you will need to take a car and trailer test to allow you to tow larger trailers or caravans.


Car and Trailer Courses

We provide all levels of towing instruction, from basic skills to full courses leading to the taking of the car and trailer test.

We are based in mid Cornwall, but the nature of trailer courses means that we can provide tuition to clients anywhere in Cornwall and beyond.

Tests are carried out at HGV test centres and so we use the one in Camborne. I have my own reversing area close by to practice on.

We would just meet at a place centrally that suits us both depending on where you live.

If you need some towing instruction but your situation means you don’t need to take the test, this can be provided. Please call to discuss your circumstances and requirements.

For those that do need to take the test we usually provide a two day course:

Day 1 will be 4 - 6 hours of tuition depending on where you live, and is usually within a week or two of your test day. We will run through all aspects of the test and assess your ability with the trailer.

Day 2 is the test day and is approximately 5 hours (if your test time allows) which includes your test time. This will allow more practice time before your test.

Should you need additional tuition after day 1 to get you ready for test, this can be provided and will be similar to ‘day 1’.

I can conduct a trailer course for anyone no matter where you live in Cornwall, and beyond.


Assessment Courses For Businesses

We are also able to offer a duty of care training and assessment course to the business community where employees are required to tow but where no formal training on towing has been carried out, and where the employee might already have a B+E entitlement on their licence so no test is needed.

As an employer you can benefit by showing a duty of care to an element of the employees duties which has probably not received any formal training and has until now been taken for granted.

Health and Safety Legislation could hold you as the employer liable to prosecution if you have failed to provide any training or ongoing assessment of an employees ability or suitability to carry out their duties.

The course will cover an assessment and coaching on reversing, uncoupling and coupling and legal matters.

Prices based on individual company locations and course requirements.

If you are interested in booking us for your trailer training, or just want more information feel free to get in touch