B+E Car & Trailer Training, Caravan, Trailer and Horse Trailer driving instruction
Teaching safe driving for life
Did you know...
If you took your Car test after 1st January 1997 you are restricted to towing trailers with a gross laden weight not exceeding 750Kg on a vehicle weighing 3,500kg or a combination of a vehicle and trailer, caravan or horse trailer over 3,500kg.
If you are or intend to tow large caravans, double horse trailers, heavy boats or commercial trailers you may need to take an additional test.
Do I need to take the test?
Car licences obtained
before 1 January 1997
All drivers who passed their car test before 1 January 1997 retain their existing entitlement to tow trailers until their licence expires.
Car licences obtained on or after 1 January 1997
All Drivers who passed a car test on or after 1 January 1997 are required to pass an additional driving test in order to gain entitlement to category B+E.
With your B+E test, you are generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 7 tonnes MAM (Maximum Authorised Mass).
What does the test involve?
The towing test normally takes around an hour.
There are 6 parts to the driving test:
- an eyesight check
- ‘show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions
- reversing your vehicle
- general driving ability
- independent driving
- uncoupling and recoupling the trailer
'Show me, tell me' questions: car and trailer driving test
Questions that driving examiners can askVisit the website
What my clients say
"Would just like to say many thanks to Nigel for getting me through my B+E trailer test. Right from the off Nigel was very professional whilst teaching and arranging times dates etc. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to any of my friends or family. So thanks Nigel."
"I thought it sensible to have some instruction in towing a trailer, even though my licence allows me to do so without taking a further test. What a good job I did! Nigel was brilliant, puts you at ease and is patient and has a great sense of humour. I recommend anyone contemplating towing to have some instruction with Nigel. Many thanks."
"Just a quick note to say thanks for getting me through my B+E trailer test. Great training sessions and very impressed with flexibility and willingness to work around my busy schedule. I learnt a lot in very little time and managed to pass first time."
"I have just passed my B+E (First time) Nigel has been a fantastic instructor, easy to get on with, good sense of humour, got me out of my bad driving habits and telling me when I have done something well, as well as correcting my mistakes. Easy to understand instructions and some helpful tips which not only got me through my test but I will keep in mind for life! Can't recommend highly enough!"
"I've just completed my B+E Training with Nigel Slater. I have been driving for ten years and have adopted many bad habits along the way, I needed my B+E to forward my business and it was very important to me that I passed the test. Nigel understood this and was very patient and took me through it step by step with clear instructions through out. Nigel taught me so much in the three days, skills that I will use for life! I would recommend Nigel to anyone that needs to pass their test! Top guy!"
Neil Richard Bond
"We needed to add an addition to our driving licence to include B + E trailer training and searched for a local driving instructor providing this service. I started my three day intense course around my working activities which suited me down to a tee. Nigel is a knowledgeable person who takes time to explain the course in layman terms, whilst making you improve your current experience too. I would highly recommend Nigel Slater for both B + E trailer and driving lessons which are value for money."