This course is an excellent way for candidates to learn a new skill or continue expanding an existing skill and is available at different times to fit all types of schedules. The course requires you to have a current and valid UK driving licence and will look to you for a confident drive. You will also need to follow current road regulations as set out in the highway code in order to successfully pass.
The course can vary in the hours required as it is all dependent upon the candidates experience and abilities. There are several sections of B + E training which are all practical ranging from motorway driving to reversing the vehicle. All candidates will need to successfully pass a DVSA test before acquiring the relevant licence category.
What to expect
“Show me, tell me” questions
Reversing your vehicle
Your general driving ability
Pulling over at the side of the road
The rules on what you can tow are different depending on when you passed your driving test. If you passed your car driving test on or after 1st January 1997 you can :
Drive a car or Van up to 3,500KG max authorised mass (MAM) Towing a trailer of up to 750KG MAM
Tow a trailer over 750KG MAM as long as the combined MAM of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500KG.
If you passed your car test before 1st January 1997 you’re usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250KG MAM. You’re also allowed to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750KG MAM
No there is no theory test, only a practical test is required.
We refer to the term MAM of vehicles and trailers throughout the site. MAM is a reference to the permissible maximum weight which is also known as the gross vehicle weight.
No, we will supply with a 4×4 vehicle and a trailer for your course. We would prefer the use of our vehicles as they meet the DVSA regulations and for the purposes of training.
Category B+E allows vehicles up to 3,5tonnes MAM to be combined with trailers in excess of 750kgs MAM. In order to gain this entitlement, new category B driving licence holders have to pass a further practical test for B+E.