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Car and trailer training and test

TRAIN FOR THE DVSA CAR & TRAILER TEST ( B+E )

OUR TRAILER INSTRUCTOR BILL HARKESS IS A FORMER DSA SUPERVISING EXAMINER, AND HE HAS ASSESSED AND CONDUCTED MANY HUNDREDS OF DSA B+E TRAILER TESTS. HE NOW PROVIDES COMPREHENSIVE DRIVER AND TRAILER TRAINING.

 Prices for B+E trailer training are on a 1-2-1 basis.

Option 1 is designed for people with some experience in reversing trailers.

* Option 1 

 1 day training. (6 hours) including the test at the end of day.  £240 plus test fee & our vehicle use for test =£355 fully inclusive.

** Option 2

 1.5 days training. (8 hours) including the test in the afternoon of day two. £320 plus test fee & our vehicle use for test

= £435 fully inclusive.        

 *** Option 3

 2 days training. ( 10 hours ) including the test at the end of day two.  £400 plus test fee & vehicle use for test

= £515 fully inclusive.                         

 **** Option 4

 2.5 days training. (12 hours) with test in the afternoon of day three. £480 test fee & vehicle use = £595 fully inclusive.               

 

Our fully inclusive prices represents the test fee of £115 which is paid directly to DVSA and includes the use of our vehicle and trailer for the test.

                                Individual per hour prices
 *   £30 per hour when using your own vehicle and trailer  * 

 * £ 40 per hour on a 1-2-1 basis using our vehicle and trailer

 

 ***** The prices are based on training and test at Edinburgh Livingston, additional costs may apply for training at other Test Centres *****

Call or text: 07772 085 085

email: drivingstandard@hotmail.com

or send a message below.  

 

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As from 15 November 2014 candidates taking a B+E trailer test will be required to take the test with a box trailer carrying a minimum load of 600KG. 

 

Are you entitled to tow?

Car licences obtained before 1 January 1997
If you passed a car test before 1 January 1997 you keep your existing entitlement to tow trailers until your licence expires. This means you're generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes maximum authorised mass (MAM). You also have entitlement to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kgs MAM.

Car licences obtained on or after 1 January 1997
If you passed a car test on or after 1 January 1997 you're limited to vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass towing a trailer up to 750kgs, or a vehicle and trailer combination up to 3.5 tonnes MAM providing the MAM of the trailer doesn't exceed the unladen mass of the towing vehicle. You will need to pass an additional driving test in B+E if you wish to tow a caravan or trailer combination which exceeds these weight limits.

The car and trailer practical driving test
The car and trailer test (B+E) is based on the lorry driving test and lasts for approximately one hour. The towing test (B+E) is based on a number of elements including the following:

• vehicle safety questions 
• an off-road reverse manoeuvre 
• Several controlled stops, uphill, downhill, on the level, on a gradient and at an angle. 
• uncoupling and recoupling of the trailer off road.


Your practical driving test will include approximately ten minutes of independent driving. This is designed to assess your ability to drive safely while making decisions independently.

Is this the correct course for you?
The trailer towing courses are for individuals and companies with staff who need to pass the B+E trailer towing test in order to comply with the above regulations. The courses can take place at locations near you. If you have a suitable facility, the training can be completed on your own premises.

Without the proper training the B+E test will be very difficult to pass.

As a qualified examiner I will prepare you not just for the test but to tow with skill, confidence and safety. The courses are either two or three day courses depending on your ability and include the test on the final day of the course. 

 

 

Call or text: 07772 085 085

 

email: drivingstandard@hotmail.com

 

or send a message below.  

 

 

 

 

 




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