Driving Licence law changed 1st January 1997. Anyone who passed their first UK Car (Category B) driving test after this date, has to pass an additional Car + Trailer Test (Category B + E) to legally tow a trailer above 750kg. Do you have the correct licence?
As of the 1st January 1997, the law has changed as to what you can and cannot tow. These restrictions are based around the combined Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) of the vehicle and trailer. Basically, if you passed your driving test before this date, you can tow with a combined MAM of up to 8.25 tonnes. If you passed your test after this date then you are limited to a combined MAM of 3.5 tonnes.
Whether you intend to tow a caravan, horsebox trailer, boat trailer or plant trailer, you are required to hold a B+E Category qualification attained by passing a car and trailer test. People that take part in the course are only required to hold a full Category B driving licence and have the desire to achieve a B+E Category qualification.