The B+E driving test
When looking for trailer training it’s worth checking the qualifications of your trainer. Anyone who passed their car test before 1997 could present themselves as a trailer, trainer and charge money for trailer training without having any qualifications or experience at all they may never have actually passed the trailer test themselves.
At Richards Driver Training we only use fully qualified grade A DVSA approved instructors with many years’ experience Richard has over 30 years’ experience in towing all types of trailer.
In order to gain category B + E entitlement on your licence
You will need to pass a practical trailer towing test in addition to your normal driving test. You are eligible to take the towing (category E) test at the age of 17 and you must first hold your car (category B) driving licence.The towing test, based on the HGV driving test, will take around an hour and includes an off-road section where you’ll be required to demonstrate your reversing skills. The on-road section will incorporate urban areas and may include Dual carriageways. Your eyesight will be checked and the examiner will also ask you to connect and disconnect the trailer
Training for the B + E driving test
Without the proper training the trailer test will be very difficult to pass. our DVSA qualified instructors will prepare you not just for the test but to tow with skill, confidence and safety
Applying for the B + E driving test
You pay the test fee of £115.00 when you book your test, so it’s important that you’re confident you are ready to take the test before making your booking.To find your nearest DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) test centre that caters for the ‘E’ test, visit the DVSA web directory or call the DVSA on 0300 200 1122. Once you’ve identified your local centre, you can book and pay for your test online or over the phone Tel. 0300 200 1122