At KJA Driver Training, we offer various driver training courses in Scarborough, Whitby, Malton, Pickering, Driffield, Bridlington and throughout the surrounding areas. Wherever you’re based, you can rest assured that we can provide the expert driving tuition that you need. Our instructors are highly experienced and have helped hundreds of learners to become skilled drivers and confident and competent on the roads. With some of the highest pass rates in the UK, you can relax in the knowledge that you have the best possible chance of success.
C1+E (7.5 Tonnes & Trailer)
Our C1+E training course shows you how to drive a vehicle weighing between 3.5 and 7.5 tonnes, with a trailer weighing more than 7.5kg. If you already hold a Category C1 licence and want to be able to tow a bigger trailer, this C1+E course is right for you.
Upon passing your Category D test, you’ll be licensed to drive any bus or coach. This is because the bus that you will learn in is fitted with a manual gearbox.
What Can You Tow?
The rules on what you can tow are different depending on when you passed your driving test.
Licences Issued From 1 January 1997
If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997 you can:
drive a car or van up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM) towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM
tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg
MAM is the limit on how much the vehicle can weigh when it’s loaded. You have to pass the car and trailer driving test if you want to tow anything heavier.
Licences issued before 1 January 1997
If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg MAM. View your driving license information to check. You’re also allowed to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kg MAM.
Towing heavier combinations
Follow these steps if you want to tow heavier combinations:
Apply for provisional licence for a medium sized lorry and trailer (category C1+E)
Pass the lorry theory test
Pass the C1+E driving test
You need to take extra Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) tests if driving the medium-sized lorry is the main part of your job. Once you’ve done this you can drive vehicles and trailers with a combined weight of up to 12,000kg MAM
Speed limits vary depending on the vehicle you are driving, and where you are driving it.