Looking to tow a trailer? We offer car and trailer driver training to get you the licence you need.
If you obtained your driving licence after 1997, you might be legally required to obtain a B+E licence to tow a trailer.
Category B – if you passed your test on or after 1 January 1997
You can drive vehicles up to 3,500kg MAM with up to 8 passenger seats (with a trailer up to 750kg).
You can also tow heavier trailers if the total MAM of the vehicle and trailer isn’t more than 3,500kg.
If you are looking to tow a trailer larger than 750kg then you will need a Category BE licence. This is where we can help you.
Let us provide you with car and trailer driver training. Once you pass your BE licence test you will be able to then tow a trailer with a MAM of up to 3,500kg. Here’s the info from the official source:
According to the Gov.uk website, you can drive a vehicle with a MAM of 3,500kg with a trailer.
The size of the trailer depends on the BE ‘valid from’ date shown on your licence.
If the date is:
- before 19 January 2013, you can tow any size trailer
- on or after 19 January 2013, you can tow a trailer with a MAM of up to 3,500kg
Are you looking to take your driving test soon for the B+E category? Then the Gov.uk website may be of use to you. They’ve got some show me tell me questions on the website. It’s useful to know these in any case, as they contain very useful information. For more on this, click the button below.Example Questions
What do we charge for the B+E driver training?
If you have experience already reversing trailers we would recommend a one day course 7 hours this includes the test on the afternoon the same day.
1 DAY COURSE – £350 plus VAT plus £115 test fees no VAT = £535 fully inclusive
If you have no experience with reversing trailers we recommend a two day course 14 hours this includes the test on the afternoon of the second day.
2 DAY COURSE – £600 plus VAT plus £115 test fees no VAT = £835 fully inclusive
We undertake the training in either a manual Vito van or a manual VW Caddy van both would be towing a modern 1.7 tonne trailer.
You will master reversing, coupling and uncoupling the trailer plus a general improvement in your driving.
Companies can also benefit from staff attending our Trailer Handling Course in order to give employees the knowledge to tow and reverse large trailers safely, reducing risk, damage and injury.
It’s also possible to use your own vehicle or trailer. But it must comply with the requirements for the driving test and you must have adequate insurance cover to include driver training.
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