Trailer Training


Learn How To Tow Your Trailer With Confidence

Being aware of the trailer towing regulations and feeling confident in reversing and manoeuvring your trailer will enable you to arrive safely, relaxed and stress-free.

Towing trailers can be a stressful experience and it is our job to make it as easy and restful as possible. It is not just the manoeuvring and reversing of the trailer itself, but the experience of driving on motorways and main roads that can leave you stressed at the end of a journey. CRH Training’s job is ensure that you drive with confidence,  competence and arrive at your destination safely and stress-free.

What Trailer Training Courses Do We Offer?

Category B+E - Car and Trailer or Small Van and Trailer

Category LGV C1+E - Medium Goods Vehicle and Trailer up to 12000kg MAM. Van or Lorry between 3500kg - 7500kg and Trailer.

Who Is Our Trailer Towing Training Course Aimed At?

Anyone who want to tow trailers or caravans, regardless of the level of experience. For example - council and utilities employees, caravan owners, horse box owners, boat owners and many more.

All trailer owners would benefit from our training courses, whether you are new to towing a trailer or have some experience. If you are new to it then you will need to learn the practical and legal aspects of towing a trailer. We can also cater for those who are already experienced in towing, but want to refresh your skills or focus on certain areas such as reversing and manoeuvring.

The aim of this practical trailer towing course is to train our candidates to a point where they feel safe and comfortable while towing. All of our students will receive expert individual tuition in all areas and disciplines needed to drive comfortably and safely. 

Where Do We Offer Our Trailer Training Courses?

CRH Training are situated in West Bromwich in the Heart of The Black Country. We are ideally situated in the Midlands near major road networks and have a dedicated training facility. We have customers from across the across the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and further afield. If you are looking for caravan training courses near West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall, Dudley, Cannock, Tamworth, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Bilston, Wednesbury, Tipton or Oldbury then please get in touch.

Trailer Towing – Important Things To Consider

Before you buy a trailer there are certain things you should know about towing a trailer with your vehicle:

Do You Have The Correct Trailer Licence

Licences held from 1 January 1997

If you passed your car driving test from 1st January 1997, you're now allowed to tow trailers up to 3,500kg MAM. 

Check your car's handbook to find out its gross train weight (GTW). This is the total allowable weight of the car plus the trailer plus the load.

The DVLA will have already updated you're driving record to show that you're allowed to tow trailers. There is no need to contact them for this to happen. It is done automatically and the category 'BE' will be added to your driving licence when you next apply to get a new licence.

Licences held before 1 January 1997

If you passed your car test before 1 January 1997 you will not be affected by the changes that took place in December 2021.

You're usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg maximum authorised mass (MAM). If you are unsure as to whether or not you can legally tow a trailer, you can check your driving licence with the DVLA directly at the following link:

How To Work Out Towing Capacity

The maximum weight your car can tow (fully loaded car + fully loaded caravan or trailer) is usually listed in the handbook. However, this is not always clear. The best thing to do is to contact us for help and advice for your particular situation. 

Width & Length Regulations

The maximum trailer width for any towing vehicle is 2.55 metres. The maximum length is 7 metres for a trailer towed by a vehicle weighing up to 3,500 kilograms.

Tips For Towing a Trailer

Here are a few top tips for towing a trailer to help keep you and your trailer safe.

  • Tow bars must be ‘type approved’. This means it meets EU regulations and is designed for your car. This doesn’t apply to cars first used before 1 August 1998.
  • Give yourself more time and space for everything, especially taking corners.
  • Road safety group TyreSafe encourages caravan owners to check their vehicle's tyres before setting out on a trip.
  • Never exceed 50mph on single carriageways or 60mph on dual carriageways.
  • Never carry passengers in the caravan when you’re towing it.
  • Your number plate must show your car’s registration number, conform to the relevant British Standard and be illuminated at night.
  • Your rear light panel must always be working and visible so check before driving off and keep an eye out for any changes during your journey.
  • Any trailer weighing over 750 kilograms,including its load, must have a working brake system.
  • If your trailer is unbraked, the maximum you may tow is 750 kg or half the kerbside weight of the towing vehicle – whichever is the lower.
  • Try to keep the caravan as light as possible with the heavier items low down and close to the axle.
  • To prevent snaking and pitching make sure you have a well-matched car and caravan and try using stabilisers.

What Is The Next Step?

Please call CRH Training on 0121 553 3184 or email us at and our experienced team will be very happy to answer all of your questions and give you a quote for any of our driver training courses.

Getting Qualified Guide

Step 1
Register for free with CRH Training, then speak to an expert for advice on licence types and employment opportunities

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Step 2
Receive your CRH Information Pack containing all forms, application pack, training details and provisional course dates.

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Step 3

Pass your Theory Test with help from our online facility. Attend your chosen Driver Training Course at one of our training centres.

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Step 4
Take your driving test. We have our own DSA approved training centre at West Bromwich. Take your Initial Driver CPC. Contact Us to find out which course is suitable for you.

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