Just passed my B+E trailer test first time, with no minors – very pleased!! A great bunch of folks that helped me get through the test with confidence. Like many of us, we have been driving for years so going back to ‘driving school’ can be daunting! Jim made me feel comfortable and explained all aspects of the test to me clearly so I felt completely ready on the day. Paula is great in the office, very patient with arranging dates and times around work schedules and all the staff are very knowledgeable I would really recommend these guys!
Did my B+E Trailer training with Mark which was superb and booking was all very easy with Paula. Thoroughly recommend the Driver Training Centre
Great driving instructors with easy tuition. Highly recommend for your trailer towing lessons!
Passed B+E test first time, thanks to great training from Brian. Highly recommend.
Very happy with the driver training centre, staff are very helpful and down to earth people. they got me through my B+E trailer test and passed first time.
Can I Tow a Trailer?
This all depends on when you passed your driving test and also the weight of your vehicle and the trailer / caravan being towed.
If you passed your driving test before 1st January 1997 you can drive a vehicle up to 3,500kg and tow normal caravans and trailers as the towing entitlement was included when you took your test. However the trailer being towed must be within the towing limit of the towing vehicle.
If you passed your test on or after 1st January 1997 things get more complex as the test only covered category B which means you can drive the following under a normal car licence but must pass an additional test to gain B+E entitlement.
- Drive a vehicle up to 3,500kg ( Maximum Authorised Mass )
- Tow trailers more than 750kg if the combined weight of trailer and car is less than 3,500kg
- Tow a trailer up to 750kg
Can I Tow a Caravan?
Your entitlement to tow a caravan varies and depends on when you passed your test, see the above regulations.
How Long Does Training Take
The test is not just about reversing, it is similar to your car driving test but with a trailer attached.
An average course is usually one 4 hour session that offers general driving and reversing skills brush up. Your training and test is carried out in your own vehicle as this reduces the time taken getting used to a different vehicle and enables you to demonstrate previously acquired driving skills. We supply trailers and ancillary equipment required.
Trailer Training & Towing Courses
We offer trailer training & caravan towing courses for all drivers across Sussex & Kent to assist you in gaining your trailer licence. Our pass rates exceed the national average. We also offer Towing Training Courses for other categories including C1+E, D1+E.
Horsebox Driver Training
If you are transporting horses, at the very least you will need a Category B+E licence. The DVLA see small horseboxes as regular trailers towing a house tent or when moving garden waste to the tip. Most recreational horse owners will use a horsebox that falls into the B+E category. Click here to book B+E training we are always running courses.
Manual Handling Courses
This Manual Handling Training Course provides the necessary information and training for organisations to understand more about the risks associated with manual handling, how to undergo a risk assessment and how to ensure appropriate control measures are put in place.
FORS Professional Courses
The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme for fleet operators which aims to raise the level of quality within fleet operations, and to demonstrate which operators are achieving exemplary levels of best practice in safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.