B+E Trailer Training (Exeter)

B+E trailer training and test in Exeter

Trailer training for the B+E licence test in Exeter, Devon, at the DVSA test centre in Marsh Barton, with corporate group rates from £425/candidate (inc. test fee). Our modern vehicles and trailers, each of which are kept in excellent condition, are chosen to keep the task of passing the B+E driving test as simple as possible. Using specially chosen 4x4s and trailers designed to follow the wheelbase of the towing vehicle closely, you can concentrate on the safety essentials of manoeuvring, coupling and uncoupling and professional driving.

All of our trailer courses are run from our venue, where we have the facilities to practice the reversing manoeuvre and off-road exercises at a pace which suits you.

With some of the most well qualified professional trainers, including 'A' grade DVSA Approved Driving Instructors with vocational experience throughout agriculture and industry, we can assure you that you are receiving the very best training available, for the essential B+E driving licence category test.

Costs for training vary, depending upon requirements and duration. Contact us for offers and details, but here is an example of our trailer training prices:

Two day course including test - £500+VAT per candidate, with discounts for groups.
(The DVSA test fee of £115/candidate will need to be added to these prices.)

For drivers who already hold the B+E category, but require familiarisation and vocational training either with an employers' combination or with ours (we can provide larger vehicles and commercial trailers for those operators who anticipate using heavier rigs), we provide the Lantra Awards on and off-road trailer handling courses. Aimed at assisting employers in complying with their H&S duties, as well as managing the higher road risk associated with trailer use, we have a huge amount of experience that we can put at your disposal.

Trailer Test Locations in Devon:
Though we mainly work from the Exeter test centre, which is ideal for the east and central Devon areas, there is also a test centre in Plymouth - if you require trailer training in Plymouth, please get in touch. For some of the northern areas of the county, our colleagues in Somerset have a test centre in Taunton - let us know if this would be more suitable for you.

Who needs to take the B+E test?
Drivers who have passed their test after 1997 will not have the B+E category on their driving licence (if you check your photo ID card, on the reverse is a list of entitlements - check whether B+E is listed).

With a category B licence, drivers can still tow a 750kg trailer behind any category B vehicle (up to 3.5tonnes MAM). Where the trailer is heavier than 750kg, the combined MAM of the towing car and that of the trailer must not exceed 3.5tonnes. If you need any clarification about towing limits, please get in touch, or have a look at: https://www.gov.uk/towing-with-car/driving-licence-rules-and-what-you-can-tow.

What if I have B+E on my licence, but have never towed?
Many drivers who gained their licence before 1997 will hold the trailer licence category, but may want to learn how to tow safely and legally. We provide a range of training courses, from a simple familiarisation course covering loading, hitching and manoeuvring, right through to vocational certification of skills both on and off-road. If you're unsure about what you need, we are happy to advise, and provide training either using our vehicles or with your combination.

Can I learn and take the test in an automatic?
Yes, though unlike with higher licence categories, if you take your B+E test in an auto, you will be restricted to driving an automatic whenever you are towing a trailer which brings the train into the B+E category (code '78' will follow your B+E entitlement on the back of your ID card), even if you've passed a manual category B test. We can provide automatic vehicles for B+E training through our colleagues at Automatic Newton Abbot.

For more information about our B+E trailer training courses in Exeter, and across Devon, please contact us: