What is B+E Training?

B+E courses will provide students with the knowledge, skills and ability that they need to pass their car and trailer driving test. Gaining your B+E licence will allow you 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:

  • Before 19th January 2013, you can tow any sized trailer.
  • On or after 19th January 2013, you can tow a trailer with a MAM that does not exceed 3,500kgs.

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

How to gain your B+E licence

In order to be eligible to complete one of our B+E courses you need:

  • To hold a full car licence
  • To be 17 years of age or older
  • Get CPC qualification if you’re towing a vehicle with a combined weight of over 3,500kgs as part of a job or financial gain.

In order to pass your B+E driving tests, there are 6 sections that you need to complete which includes:

  • Eyesight Check.
  • ‘Show me, tell me’ vehicle safety questions.
  • Reversing your trailer into an ‘s’ shape into a restricted space and stop within a certain point.
  • General driving ability.
  • Independent driving.
  • Uncoupling & recoupling the trailer.

Additional B+E Information

Course Duration

The length of your B+E training course will vary depending on which one of our courses you opt to take. We currently offer 3 different car and trailer training courses which include 7-hour, 10.5-hour and 14-hour options. Those students who may not be as confident are likely to require the longer training courses to ensure they are ready to complete their driving test.

How much does B+E training cost?

The cost of your B+E training course will depend upon which one of our courses you complete, with training varying from £500 to £885.

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!


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

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