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What is B+E Training?

Our B+E courses will provide students with the knowledge, skills and ability that they need to confidently and securely drive a car & trailer on the road. Our Familiarisation training takes 3.5 hours to complete and is ideal for those candidates who have previous experience in driving a B+E vehicle on the road and want to brush up on their towing skills.

We also have 7-hour and 10.5-hour courses available for those students who have less experience and confidence in driving a B+E category vehicle.

All of our B+E training courses are taught by highly experienced and professional instructors, all of whom are dedicated to ensuring you are able to safely and securely operate a B+E category vehicle.

Car & Trailer Training

Additional B+E Information

Course Duration

Our B+E Familiarisation course takes 3.5 hours to complete and will cover practical driving, the B+E reversing exercise and coupling & re-coupling manoeuvre. Additionally, we have 7-hour and 10.5-hour courses available.

How much does B+E training cost?

The cost of your B+E training will vary depending on your current experience and confidence level. The cost of our B+E training ranges from £192.50 to £575.00.

Do I need Drivers CPC?

If you are driving a vehicle that is over 3,500kgs as part of a job or for clear financial gain, you will need to complete 35-hours of CPC training every 5 years. However, if you are driving as part of a hobby, you will not need to complete CPC training.

We have both online and classroom CPC courses available with 7-hour and 35-hour options on offer. Additionally, we have an extensive range of training modules to choose from!

CLICK HERE TO BOOK DRIVER CPC TRAINING ONLINE NOW!

What is a B+E licence?

A B+E licence gives you the entitlement to drive any vehicle with a MAM (Maximum Authorised Mass) of 3,500kgs with a trailer. There is a ‘valid from’ date on the back of your drivers’ licence, which will limit what size trailer you can tow:

Licences issued before 1st January 1997

If you passed your car driving test before 1st January 1997, you will not be affected by any new changes. You will be able to drive a vehicle & trailer combo of up to 8,250kgs (MAM). Also, you will be able to drive a minibus with a trailer of over 750kgs (MAM).

Licences issued from 1st January 1997 to 18th January 2013

If you passed your car driving test from 1/1/97 to 18/1/13, you can currently drive either:

  • A car or van with a MAM up to 3,500kgs with a trailer up to 750kgs (MAM) which can be 4,250kgs in total.
  • A trailer over 750kgs (MAM), if it is no more than the unladen weight of the towing vehicle, which can be up to 3,500kgs in total.

If you wish to tow anything heavier, you will need to have passed a B+E test.

Licences issued from 19th January 2013

If you passed your car driving test from 19/1/13, you can drive either:

  • A car or van up to 3,500kghs (MAM) towing a trailer up to 750kgs (MAM), which can be up to 4,250kgs in total.
  • A trailer over 750kgs (MAM) if the combined MAM of the towing vehicle & trailer is no more than 3,500kgs.

Additionally, if you want to tow anything bigger, you will have needed to pass a B+E test.

All employers have a duty of care to ensure their staff are safely towing on the road and trained on all vehicles that they use for insurance purposes.

If there was to be an accident, training records could be requested from insurance companies, police or traffic enforcement officers. 2 Start Training will be issuing certificates of attendance for those who complete their B+E training for their personnel files.

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Why train with 2 Start?

Automatic and air-conditioned training vehicles.
On-site reversing facilities.
Highly qualified and experienced instructors.

Contact our B+E training advisors today to discuss your options!

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Call our advisors on: 02392 123 555
Speak with our experienced advisors Monday – Friday 7:00am – 5:30pm

What our customers had to say

Portsmouth

2 Start Ltd (Portsmouth), Unit 4 Shawcross Ind Est, Ackworth Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth, PO3 5HU
Call: 02392 123555

2 Start Training
4.9
Based on 102 reviews
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Luke WhiteLuke White
13:36 18 Jan 22
The whole place is brilliant.Would highly recommend.Thank you to the whole team.Luke WhiteCM Sports
Dion HintonDion Hinton
12:52 17 Jan 22
Recently attended a Transport Manager CPC course at the Portsmouth depot.The course content was superbly delivered linking to real world scenarios making it easy to understand and absorb.The staff and tutors were incredibly friendly and helpful going above and beyond to assist in anyway they could.Very enjoyable experience from start to finish would definitely recommend.
David IsleDavid Isle
20:20 17 Dec 21
Completed my CPC training today after 5Days of online courses with Nicky HansonOne of 2 Start Training instructors with bags of real life HGV driving experience under her belt, that made learning a pleasure and enjoyable.Thanks Nicky. David
micheal reesmicheal rees
11:06 03 Dec 21
It was well run and very efficient the trainer was top notch and gave me a lot of information I was unaware of.
jelly64bellyjelly64belly
15:02 20 Nov 21
My 3 days at Portsmouth was fun Don my instructor amazing allways going through happy and allways up for a chat 💬 taught me all I need to know 10/10
GregGreg
07:46 06 Nov 21
Brilliant HGV training centre. Will and Kev trained me. All the guys are brilliant and helpful. Got me through my class 2 test 😁🚛👌🏼
W AW A
17:48 18 Oct 21
Recently just passed C+E having been instructed by Don.Don is an excellent instructor, his calm method of teaching made it a really enjoyable week for us, he gave pointers when needed and answered every of the many questions asked.As a result of Don's great instruction, we passed 1st time.Thanks 2 start and Don!
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Southampton

2 Start Ltd (Southampton), Unit 2 Four Dells Farm, Poles Lane, Otterbourne, Winchester, SO21 2DY
Call: 02382 022975

2 Start Training
4.8
Based on 57 reviews
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Adam BainAdam Bain
16:26 13 Jan 22
I went from zero experience to passing and I absolutely believe it was down to Martin and the rest of the team. They were patient and professional and I enjoyed every min. Passed first time as well.
Richard JonesRichard Jones
18:42 15 Dec 21
I was allocated Instructor Martin Keen who was very professional and extremely knowledgeable. I particularly enjoyed the constructive criticism and feedback of the errors of my ways and techniques of driving as I progressed through the course, which I took on board and on my test day I was well ready and confident in passing. which I then passed my practical C + E driving test. Happy with this company.
Damian HumphreyDamian Humphrey
23:18 11 Dec 21
I passed my class 2 first time. My instructor (angel in disghise) was Janet. Would highly recommend 2 Start. Top drawer professionals. Well worth it. Thankyou so very much.
Graham EmeryGraham Emery
06:52 27 Nov 21
I can’t recommend 2Start highly enough, I did class 2 training and test with them and then Class 1 training and test. Janette was very patient and professional during my class 2 and likewise Adam was to during my class 1. Both instructors put me at ease which made for a great week of training. Due to my own stupidity I failed my first test on both classes but I went back for second tests and Martin took me to them, again very calming and professional. Great company, nice vehicles to learn in.
James ReynoldsJames Reynolds
16:45 09 Jul 21
Absolutely fantastic group of people, massive thanks to Martin for the training on my cat c and an even bigger thanks to Carl for my first day on my cat ce and Adam your just a gem
Zack ReveleyZack Reveley
15:28 05 Apr 21
The staff are friendly and easy to get along with, which helped ease me into learning at my own pace. All the instructors were experience drivers with many years in professional industries. I have managed to complete my Cat C and Mod 4 with the company, with ease. The website is easy to navigate with multiple ways to communicate with the adviser team based in Portsmouth. Also having prices available to view beforehand makes it easy to see how much money will likely be required, and when talking to Jack (adviser) it was all streamlined, quick and with no forceful selling like I had experience with other companies.One thing to note is they do not guide you through the theory process as this will be something you will need to prep for and complete prior to practicals, however there are a lot of material available online and in the DVSA books (recommend "The official DVSA guide to: Driving goods vehicle" a lot of useful information).
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Reading

2 Start Ltd (Reading), Unit 32 Youngs Ind Est, Paices Hill, Reading, RG7 4PW
Call: 01184 021861

2 Start Training
4.9
Based on 76 reviews
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Mathew DawsonMathew Dawson
10:45 20 Jan 22
Taken Cat C with this company and Alex (one of the instructors) made you feel relaxed from the start. 5* service and passed first time.
Mike BrooksMike Brooks
19:18 15 Jan 22
I have just completed a 5 day Fork Lift Truck course here. Very professional setup and a great facility.Mark was my instructor & he was brilliant with us.Definitely recommend him and this company10/10
Ilie ViorelIlie Viorel
10:18 21 Oct 21
Had a great time with Clint.s.at reading passed my artic test today thank you to all the staff at 2 start Readingthank you
Me And MeMe And Me
11:44 15 Oct 21
Instructor was very knowledgeable and knew what he was doing. Most importantly he new to convey that knowledge.
Jamie LinegarJamie Linegar
08:51 15 Sep 21
Big thank you to Clint, Aussie Clint and Mark for all helping me pass my Category C1 License. They are all great instructors and would highly recommend to anyone looking to pass! Thanks again!
TobyToby
12:30 26 Jul 21
Passed my category c with these today ! Nice clean vehicles very professional instructors . Mark s my instructor was Great from start to finish! Turned me from a B to a C licence in a week! Pleasure to have been a student here 👍 advice : just listen 👂 as the guys here know what they are talking about
Mark IMark I
15:38 16 Jul 21
Really helpful, friendly staff and great vehicles to learn in.
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Worthing

2 Start Ltd (Worthing), The Vinery Ind Est, Unit 54 & 55, Poling, Worthing, BN18 9PY
Call: 01903 952410

2 Start Training
5.0
Based on 24 reviews
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Ryan FraserRyan Fraser
11:26 15 Dec 21
Very professional tutors explain everything clearly so the information stays in would highly recommend this company
Adrian TharbyAdrian Tharby
10:35 15 Dec 21
Superb trading team. Paul excellent communicator and patient approach to teaching. Highly recommend this team for all logistics training.
MattMatt
02:59 06 Dec 21
I've been looking to get into the HGV industry as a lorry driver and I've been looking into booking a course, so I thought I'd try some introduction/trial drives with a few companies to see which company I like the most.After trying a few companies, 2 Start Training in Worthing is by far the best company I've experienced. The instructor Paul was very good, he was able to communicate and teach clearly and effectively and he made me feel at ease.2 Start Training had by far the best lorry to train in. A different company that I had an introduction drive with put me in a old, worn out lorry that broke down!2 Start Training have a professional, cosy office/reception area with break out rooms, along with a fully stocked vending machine. I'll definitely be completing a 5 day course in order to hopefully gain my HGV class 2 (category C) licence.I would highly recommend this company if you're looking to gain qualifications for the haulage industry.
Tim NichollsTim Nicholls
16:57 25 Nov 21
Mark and the team at 2 Start Worthing are utterly professional and ably demonstrate their commitment to getting you to the best standard. Great motivators who encourage and build your confidence. They are approachable enthusiastic and make full use of their good facilities and equipment.
Jeremy SkinnerJeremy Skinner
15:20 25 Nov 21
Jon my trainer answered all my questions and made me feel relaxed, and ready for my new job. Thanks, great service.
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