Looking for trailer or towing lessons?
Towing a trailer is a bit of a marmite thing, you either never do it, or it feel like a second hobby. Trailers can be used for both leisure and work, with lot’s of companies needing employees to gain their B+E qualification to tow work machinery. Towing a trailer requires a higher level of skill from drivers, with knowledge of weight limits and load balancing needed with a higher level of driving closer to HGV driving standards.
There are currently 2 entitlements for drivers based on when you originally passed your driving test. If you passed on or after 1st January 1997 you are now required to pass the B+E car and trailer driving test, which allows you to tow trailers over 750kg. This allows you to tow things such as large caravans, car trailers and horse box’s.
There is no additional theory test for your B+E test but we highly recommend brushing up on your highway code beforehand as it will help! The B+E test currently costs £115 but we include this as part of your course fee’s. If you’re towing for work then ask your HR department about any grants available.
What you will learn?
You’ll learn to
- Couple and uncouple your trailer to the vehicle
- Load your trailer and learn about load balancing
- Braking exercises to ensure safety
- Weight limitations (MAM)
- Legal requirements for towing
We have 2 trailer / towing courses available, both designed for you to get the most out of our course.
Half day course (5 hours) £340
Designed for people with towing experience already, our half day course is designed with 3 hours training before your practical B+E test. We assume you already have some knowledge of coupling and uncoupling your trailer along with weight limitations and safe operating of your trailer. This course is designed to rectify issues with your driving and ensure you will pass your B+E test.
Full day course (7 hours) £430
Designed for complete beginners, this course will run through the full training within 1 day. With 5 hours training and your practical B+E test, it is designed to give you all the knowledge and experience you need to pass your B+E test.
Both courses include your £115 test fee. If you fail your B+E test you can purchase additional hours at £50 per hour and your test fee (Trailer and car hire required of 2 hours for your test).