Category B+E Trailer Towing Lessons

Car/Van (up to 3.5 Tonnes) Plus Trailer

Category B+E Trailer Towing

The rules about the B+E driving licence requirement to tow a trailer or caravan with a car (or other vehicle up to 3.5t) changed on 16 December 2021.

You can tow trailers up to a certain weight with your category B driving licence. The weight of the trailer you are allowed to tow will depend on when you passed your car driving test.

It is widely recognised that some car drivers would like B+E trailer towing training in order to acquire the skills and confidence in towing safely and employers may seek to provide professional tuition for employees who may be required to tow at the workplace.

At Big Wheelers (South Wales) Limited we provide on-road B+E trailer towing lessons, off-road trailer reversing exercises and also teach how to correctly uncouple and re-couple the trailer on and off the towing vehicle.

Information from the DVSA regarding what you may (or not) be able to tow can be found on the Government website via the link:

Half Day B+E Trailer Training - 4 Hours

If you are an experienced car driver towing for the first time the half day training session will provide a basic introduction to towing safely.

The training will cover pre-towing safety checks, a short road drive, then a minimum period of 2 hours developing reversing techniques and also teaching how to uncouple then re-couple the trailer.

One Day B+E Trailer Training - 8 Hours

The 8 hour training course is aimed at employers to provide adequate training and certification to their drivers and also for private individuals to enhance their trailer reversing and towing skills.

In general the driving lessons are conducted over one day between the hours of 7.30am and 3.30pm.

The B+E driving session will cover pre-towing safety checks, load security, driving on urban and rural roads, dual carriageways, motorways, extended period of off-road reversing, trailer uncoupling and re-coupling exercises.

After attending the course a certificate of training will be issued (upon request) to the employer. The certificate will confirm training has been provided under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (Regulation 9).

The certificate will also comply to the general obligation under Section 2 of the Health and Safety at Work Act and the additional requirements on training, under Regulation 13 of the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations.

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