Roughly how much for trailer towing lessons and test?


Active Member
Mar 1, 2005

Just working out whether I can do this. I have a diahatsu fourtrak and want to buy an ifor williams 505. I passed my driving test after 1997 so need to do the test.

My car weighs a lot so combined it would be over 3.5 tonne I think. Can't find the weight of my blemin car anywhere! :unsure:

Anyway, how much roughly is it for training and the test?

Thanks! :biggrin:


Jul 14, 2010
Shockingly expensive - courses around my way are circa the £600 mark for the training and test. The test itself is £115!

I took my test and passed about 2 months ago but instead of doing a course, I'd printed all the information off the internet, practiced religiously with my mum's OH and rocked up hoping for the best. It worked really well and was obviously considerably cheaper.


Active Member
Oct 21, 2002
i did mine a few years ago now and it was around £350 including 3 days training. I know the prices have gone up a lot now training and test wise.

I personally felt the training was most valuable and wouldn't have known all the ins and outs going it alone.

Kc Mac

Active Member
Aug 22, 2008
I will add the link to when I passed my test a year ago as it says what was covered, the price and a link to the trainers I used in Milton Keynes. I did a lot of practice at home but the professional training gave me the knowledge and confidence for towing :wink:

I too have a diahatsu and tow a 505 :dance: Its a fantastic combination - the diahatsu has no problems pulling it with these on board......

Safedrive Steev

New Member
Nov 23, 2009
Just outside Derby, UK
How much for a trailer course

£600 + test ! Good grief.

We charge £450 for a 2 day course that includes use of our vehicle and trailer AND the test.

Yes, if you read up on it the test is pretty straight forward. Most people fail for the drive, not the manoeuvre. Most of those fail simply for not carrying out sufficient observations.

Needless to say though - I would suggest that a course is a good idea because a good trainer should be able to remove all the 'rumours' from the subject as well as prventing you making daft mistakes on the day. I've seen people turn up with the wrong combination of vehicle, no licence . . . and bang goes the test before theyh start (and loss of test fee).
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
M How much is she worth roughly? Cafe 5
Shian89 How much for an Ifor Williams 510 be to buy second hand roughly? Transport and Travelling 7
SO1 Roughly how much does a slice of hay weigh? Metabolic 2
Shian89 Does any one know roughly when the autumn grass growth/flush finishes? Horse Care 19
K Where can I expect to be in 6 months with my riding (roughly) First Timers 19
Jessey Not impressed much Cafe 6
T How much is enough? Horse Care 13
Jane&Ziggy How much exercise is enough? Cafe 10
H How much would you pay? Cafe 25
C Maybe a bit too much talking! Cafe 10
diplomaticandtactful So much for riding Suze this summer Cafe 0
A How Much Does Horse Care Cost? Money Saving Ideas, Tips and Remedies 25
Doodle92 I may have added a bit much water…. Cafe 3
A What have you been feeding, how much, and would you characterize the horse as an easy keeper or a hard keeper? First Timers 10
C So much for today's ride! Cafe 13
Doodle92 Too much bedding? Cafe 21
Doodle92 How much panicking would you do? Cafe 16
Ale How to know how much to sell saddles for. Tack & Saddlery 11
S Too much haylage?! Metabolic 4
Jane&Ziggy Much better Cafe 3
Doodle92 I tempted fate too much Cafe 25
Jessey How much space for 1/individual turnout Horse Care 8
Native Lover How blooming much Cafe 4
Jessey A little bit much Horse Care 21
staceyemma1986 Welsh d 3 years old disheartened he may not grow much more Breeds, Colouring and Genetics 10
Sunshine Is it too much for 1 day? Cafe 24
C So much for hardy native! Cafe 11
Trewsers I can't seem to find much on this.......... Veterinary,Injuries and Therapies 12
Jessey How much hay do you go through? Metabolic 16
Native Lover How much to offer Cafe 3
MrC When is ad lib too much?? Cafe 9
Huggy Anyone know much about calf mix for horses? Metabolic 7
Mary Poppins How much salt do you feed your horse? Metabolic 29
N How much does your horse think? Cafe 11
R no how much you think you know a horse they can still be unpredictable Cafe 9
DaisyAM How much? Cafe 6
Lissie You know you've done too much hunting when... Cafe 15
I How much weight can a fjord carry? First Timers 7
Jessey Hank update...doing much better Veterinary,Injuries and Therapies 30
N How much can you tell about a horse from just looking at them? Cafe 11
T how much for a lesson on your own horse First Timers 13
N How much do you do? Cafe 10
No_Angel How much would you pay? Transport and Travelling 2
HaloHoney Trotting poles of much excitement Cafe 2
H Grazing lieance? Meaning & metered water how much do you use? Cafe 6
Ale Why do I like being on my own so much? Cafe 49
Pigletsmum How much weight? Cafe 3
Ale How much can you do in one day? Cafe 6
Ale Might not look like much to anyone else Cafe 5
stigofthedump How much grass should a laminitis-prone shetland have? Metabolic 7

Similar threads