Training & Test Licence Acquisition
If you obtained your car licence after January 1997, you will need to take trailer training and sit a DSA driving test to acquire B+E entitlement. This means you may drive a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight (GVW) with a 750kgs GVW trailer however this may not be big enough for your needs. Towing under a provisional licence is NOT acceptable.
After passing your B+E test with our manual gearbox car and trailer, you will be entitled to drive any car or van up to Maximum Gross Weight (MAM) of 3500kg (3.5 tonnes) coupled to a trailer over 750 kilograms gross permissible weight. By holding the B+E entitlement, you will also be covered if the trailer MAM is greater than the unladen weight of your vehicle.
B+E tests are conducted by senior DSA examiners at LGV Driving Test Centres, so it’s important to attain a higher driving standard than that of an ordinary car driving test.
During training you will learn how to couple and uncouple the trailer and we teach the correct sequence that the DSA driving examiner will expect you to know. We also teach how to load and unload trailers, how to position the load as well as the best way to secure the load including information on attachment points and load securing straps.
How much training do I need? How much will it cost?
We recommend a DRIVING ASSESSMENT when an instructor can see your driving skills and relevant driving experience. Your instructor can then advise what training you'll need to pass so we can quote you.