Trailer Towing B+E

Car/Van (up to 3.5 Tonnes) Plus Trailer

Category B+E Trailer Towing Driving Licence:

In order to be licenced and qualified to tow a large trailer you first need to hold a full car driving licence category B supported with a valid provisional licence entitlement for category B+E.

Theory Test:

There is no theory test when upgrading from licence category B to category B+E.

Practical B+E Driving Assessment:

You may wish to attend a free one hour driving assessment. For this you will need to produce your driving licence.  The duration of the assessment drive is approximately 60 minutes.

The B+E assessment will consist of a brief demonstration drive by the instructor, followed by you completing an off-road trailer reversing exercise and then driving on the local roads towing the trailer in various traffic situations.

After the assessment drive the instructor will then be able to advise more accurately as to how many training hours are needed in order to reach test standard.

As a guide, most car drivers attend either a 16 hour or 20 hour B+E trailer training course. However some drivers who already have experience in skilfully reversing trailers to a high standard may wish to attend a reduced course of just 12 hours, or exceptionally 8 hours.

Free 1 hour assessment drives are generally available during most working days (Monday to Friday).

If you would like to book a free (no obligation) B+E assessment drive, please call our office at your convenience.

Practical Driver Training & Test:

All on-road training will be conducted on a ‘one to one’ basis. The instructor will be focused purely on you as an individual, as you will not be sharing the vehicle with anyone else.

In general driving lessons are held between the hours of 8am and 4.30pm; however the timings may be adjusted slightly in order to link in with the DVSA practical test timings.

An intensive B+E practical training course of 16 or 20 hours can be carried out in just 3 working days, or if necessary over a longer period of 4 to 5 days averaging 4 hours training each day. Exceptionally, a reduced course of 8 to 12 hours can be done in just one or two working days.

All training, driving lessons, and finance options can be discussed with the admin team prior to making any booking. This will allow us to provide you with your allocated training and test to suit your personal requirement.

The B+E driving lessons will cover vehicle safety check questions, load security, driving on urban and rural roads, dual carriageways, motorways, off-road reversing, trailer uncoupling and recoupling exercises.

Big Wheelers (South Wales) Limited are registered with the DVSA as a training provider and are able to book B+E practical driving tests up to ten weeks in advance.

Under normal circumstances your practical B+E trailer towing test is always taken on the final day of your training.

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