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Car/Van (up to 3.5 Tonnes) Plus Trailer - Category B+E

Provisional Category B+E Driving Licence: The first step is to make sure you have a full category B driving licence with a provisional category B+E entitlement in order to be allowed to learn to tow a trailer.

Theory Test: There is no theory test for licence category B+E.

Practical B+E Driving Lesson / Assessment: We will be happy to provide a free one hour B+E driving lesson. For this you need to produce your driving licence and have the provisional B+E entitlement.

The B+E driving lesson will consist of a brief introduction about rules and procedures required when towing trailers, followed by you driving a car towing a trailer in various traffic situations and completing an off-road trailer reversing exercise.

After the B+E trailer towing driving assessment the instructor can advise as to how many hours or training days needed in order to reach test standard.

Most newly qualified category B drivers require from four to five days (16 to 20 hours) B+E training in order to reach test standard. If you have additional experience such as reversing trailers on a farm or building site the driving course duration may be reduced to just three days (12 hours).

To book a free (no obligation) B+E trailer towing driving lesson drive please call our office at your convenience.

Practical Driver Training & Trailer Towing Test: A normal training day when conducted on a ‘one to one’ basis will be a period of four hours tuition.

The practical trailer towing training course will cover all aspects required by the Driving Vehicle Standards Agency. Items covered will include an eye sight test, vehicle safety check questions, an off-road reversing exercise, driving on urban & rural roads in addition to dual carriageways & motorways (as applicable) and uncoupling and recoupling of the trailer.

Big Wheelers (South West) are registered with the DVSA as a training provider and are able to book B+E practical trailer towing driving tests up to ten weeks in advance. This allows a great deal of flexibility to arrange a course and test to suit your personal commitments.

Under normal circumstances your practical test is always taken on the final day of your training.

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