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Making a call to a training provider to ask can I take horsebox training might be necessary because the whole system of driver licence acquisition is shrouded in mystery.
C1 driving licence acquisition and horsebox training is very similar. Essentially one of the first questions you need to ask yourself when considering which way to turn. How old are you? When did you pass your test? If 38 years old or younger, then read on.
Who doesn’t need to ask ‘Can I drive a 7.5 tonne horsebox or take horsebox training?’
Anyone who passed their test prior to 1st January 1997 has probably never had to take any horsebox training, because the DVLA used to give it for free and drivers retained their B+E driving licence entitlement under “Grandfather rights”. It has still led to confusion around can I drive a 7.5 tonne horsebox, because most people we speak to are not aware they can drive such a large vehicle, under the same acquired rights on a C1 driving licence.
Can I drive a 7.5 tonne horsebox today or take horsebox training
Before you can drive a 7.5 tonne horsebox you will need to have completed a medical, which we can arrange at great rates. Completed the paperwork, which are D2 and D4 forms we can help you. Then wait for the provisional C1 driving licence entitlement to arrive.
However you could start horsebox training today, as your B category licence already entitles you to drive on the provisional entitlement, without any medical or further paperwork. When considering which licence will make financial sense to you, then you would have to look at the costs. You can find our competitive priced courses Click Here
So considering horsebox training or Can I drive a 7.5 tonne horsebox
What to consider when looking at a 7.5 tonne horsebox or taking horsebox training. You need to factor whether you have enough experience as a driver to pass what is essentially an advanced driving test and then what is required to obtain a C1 driving licence or upgrade your B category to a B+E driving licence.
A breakdown of the costs would be as follows based on our very popular Gold driving course.
Horsebox training costs for B+E trailer test.
£390 – £699.00 inclusive of all test fees, insurance and vehicle hire with trailer for the test.
C1 Driving Licence for 7.5 tonne horsebox
£75.00 Doctors medical arranged through us
£55.00 Theory Test & Hazard Perception
£25.00 Theory Test software and books
£390 – £699.00 Gold course with minimum 12 hours practical on road training.
£545 – £854.00 TOTAL
As you can see it is a little bit more expensive to pass a C1 driving licence test. It does come with the benefit of being able to carry more horses and equipment. There is a shared costs option.
The argument now of can I drive a 7.5 tonne horsebox or take the horsebox training is a matter of can I afford not to, as it offers up so many opportunities, so call us TODAY 07818 408 336 or contact us via Sirens Driving Academy on Facebook