Learn to Tow with a Car (B+E)

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Are you looking to get your B+E licence category?

At The Road Ahead we offer trailer towing training with our brand new trailer.

Whether you are needing a full course to learn towing from scratch and take the B+E (towing) driving test or just a quick refresher before towing again we have the trainers and facilities to be able to fulfil your requirements.

You may require training, for work or for pleasure, to enable you to tow, for example:

  • A horsebox
  • A caravan
  • A box trailer
  • A trailer tent

The Legal Bit - Do I need the B+E Category?

When did you pass your test?

Before
1st Jan 1997

You have a towing entitlement up to 8.25tonnes MAM (maximum authorised mass) on your licence and therefore for the above towing you do not need an additional test but may like some training.

1st Jan 1997 -
18th Jan 2013

You can drive a vehicle up to 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM or tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg

After
19th Jan 2013

You have a towing entitlement up to 8.25tonnes MAM (maximum authorised mass) on your licence and therefore for the above towing you do not need an additional test but may like some training.

Full details can be found on the DVSA government website by clicking this link:

Trailer towing regulations from the DVSA

The DVSA Car plus Trailer (B+E Category) Test

Our trainers will train you to a high standard, enabling you to confidently pass your B+E test and become a safe and competent tower.

The B+E car and trailer driving test last approximately 90 minutes, is conducted at the test centre and on the public highway and requires you to show the ability to:

  • Undertake safety checks on your vehicle and trailer
  • Unhitch and re-couple
  • Complete a reversing manoeuvre
  • Complete a 60-minute road drive, demonstrating advanced observation, use of speed and management of space. This also includes a 10-minute independent drive.

Full Course

Suitable for a person with limited driving experience and no towing experience. Taken over 3 days training with test soon after, including the DVSA test fee.
£995

Including 1 DVSA Practical Test Fee

Part Way

Suitable for a person with multi-vehicle experience and some towing of smaller trailers. Taken over 2 days with test soon after, including the DVSA test fee.
£755

Including 1 DVSA Practical Test Fee

Brush Up

Suitable for someone with towing experience, perhaps been unsuccessful on a previous B+E test, or towed on private grounds. Taken over 1 day with test soon after, including DVSA test fee.
£515

Including 1 DVSA Practical Test Fee

Refresher

Suitable for someone with towing on their licence who does not require the B+E test. Taken over a minimum of one day but can be extended if required.
£240

No DVSA Practical Test Fee

Training Info

A day consists of 6 hours of training with breaks, usually starting at 8 am or earlier by arrangement.

Evening and weekend sessions are available upon request and do carry a 15% surcharge to training hours.

When booking your course, the B+E test is booked and training scheduled to best prepare the trainee for this date and to suit both the trainee and trainers availability.

All prices are based on the trainee using our vehicle. If you would like to use your own vehicle this can be arranged with prior notification and a discount will be applied.

Test day consists of 4 hours, allowing some time pre-test for curing nerves and last-minute practice, the test and the drive back to your pick up point.

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