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
The test is not just about reversing, it is similar to your car driving test but with a trailer attached, similar to the LGV licence lasting approximately 1 hour to include 15 minutes of independent driving.