B+E Trailer Towing Lessons Dorset

Did you know that drivers who passed a car test on or after 1 January 1997 are required to pass an additional driving test in order to tow large trailers and gain entitlement to category B+E. Category B Vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes MAM and with up to 8 passenger seats may be coupled with a trailer up to 750kgs MAM (allowing a combined weight up to 4.25 tonnes MAM) OR a trailer over 750kgs MAM provided the MAM of the trailer does not exceed the unladen weight of the towing vehicle, and the combination does not exceed 3.5 tonnes MAM.

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Why take your Car and Trailer Training with us?

We can provide you with training courses of between 10 to 30 hours (2 to 5 days) duration depending on your previous driving experience to fully prepare you for the DSA driving test. All our B&E trainers are fully quailified driving instructors with years of experience training both categories B and B&E.

B+E Trailer Tuition Dorset

Towing Vechicle

Learn in the comfort of our brand new towing vehicle.

Our 2018 Peugeot 308 offers refinement and comfort with its 1.6 litre engine pushing out 150bhp, this car can make easy work of the towing trailer. The 6 speed manual gearbox is smooth and easy to use and makes the whole driving process an easy subject. 

This vehicle has a fully height adjustable seat and the steering wheel can also be adjusted in height and reach allowing the cockpit to be adjusted to suit drivers of any height. 

Whats Involved in the Car and Trailer Test

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

You’ll drive for around 50 minutes.

The B+E test is conducted at a DSA large goods vehicle driving test centre with an off road manoeuvring area.

These are currently available in Poole Dorset, Bristol Kingswood, Swindon Wiltshire and Exeter Devon.

The entire test lasts about 90 minutes. A VERY HIGH standard of driving is required to pass this type of test.

At the start of the test you are required to carry out an eye sight test. A few questions relating to the safety and loading of the outfit will then be asked.. You then drive the outfit onto the manoeuvring area and complete the reversing exercise accurately and safely.

Trailer Training Dorset

You will drive in varying roads and traffic conditions including motorways where possible, complete uphill, downhill and angled starts and demonstrate a high standard of driving throughout.

Back at the test centre you will then un-couple the vehicle from the trailer, you are then required to re-couple the trailer safely.

We are able to provide you with car and trailer lessons in North Dorset inc Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Blandford Forum as well as Poole and Bournemouth etc and also in BANES, inc Radstock, Midsomer Norton, Bath and parts of Bristol.

To book your car and trailer course, please call 0333 7729642

The below prices do include the DVSA test fee of £115. If a test is not required then the test fee will be deducted upon booking your trailer course. (There is no VAT on the Test Fee)

Trailer Training Blandford Forum Dorset

2 Hour Assessment

This assessment is designed to assess your driving ability and your reversing capability to help us decide which course will be best for you.

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6 Hour, One Day Course - Total Course Fee £403

The 6 hour course with driving test is done on the same day, this is perfect for someone with plenty of towing experience and a good standard of driving. You driving test will be at the end of the day.

6 hours course £240 + VAT / Deposit £100 + VAT + £115 Test Fee

Trailer Training Gillingham Dorset

12 Hour, Two Day Course - Total Course Fee £691

The 12 hour course with driving test is done at the end of the 2nd day, this is perfect for someone that has some basic towing experience and a reasonable standard of driving. You driving test will be at the end of the day.

12 hour course £480.00 + VAT / Deposit £100.00 + VAT + £115 Test Fee

Trailer Training Dorset

18 Hour, Three Day Course - Total Course Fee £835

The 18 hour course with driving test is done at the end of the 3rd day, this is perfect for someone with no previous towing experience and a reasonable standard of driving. You driving test will be at the end of the day.

18 hour course £720.00 + VAT / Deposit £100.00 + VAT + £115 Test Fee

Trailer Training Shaftesbury Dorset

Pay As You Go Lessons

The minimum we can offer is 2 hours of towing lessons at a time.

These 2 hour lessons will be charged at £82.00 + VAT, Payable on booking

If you have (Grandfather Rights) ie; you passed your driving test before 1997 and have the B+E category on your licence and would like to start towing for the first time then we can still help you with some practice sessions, Please call our customer service team for more details on 0333 7729642

B+E Trailer Training Courses Dorset

Trailer Training Dorset