NRI B+E Accredited Training Centres
2 Start Ltd work very hard to provide the best level of training and one way we do this is by being accredited and audited by industry bodies like the NRI that are DVSA recognised, this provides our students with the confidence that the training they receive is of the highest standards possible and teh best value for their money.
What is Car & Trailer 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.
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 manoeuvres. 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!
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.
Where can I complete my training?
Are you looking to complete B+E driver training? 2 Start Training is the ideal place for you to complete your car and trailer training! We have depots in Portsmouth, Southampton, Reading, Theale and Worthing that have provided top quality driver training to hundreds of students, helping them gain their licences.
The location of our depots allows us to cater for students in Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex.
Here at 2 Start, we strive to ensure our students have the best training experience possible and that they have the best chance possible at passing their driving tests. That is why we have continuously invested in our training facilities and vehicles, ensuring they are to the highest standard possible!
Our car and trailer training courses cater for a range of different confidence and ability levels, ensuring that we have the right course for anyone! Our training courses will teach students the skills and knowledge that they need to safely operate a car and trailer.
We have worked tirelessly to ensure that we can supply our students with the best driver training experience possible and that they have the best chance possible at passing their driving test. We are striving to ensure that all of our training vehicles have automatic gearboxes and that they have air-conditioning. It is important to us to give our students the most comfortable experience possible!
Also, those who complete their B+E training at one of our depots will have access to on-site reversing facilities where they can practice reversing manoeuvres. Having on-site reversing facilities gives our students a major advantage as it is uncommon for companies to have enough space for these facilities.
What trailer can you tow with your licence?
There are a number of different entitlements to what you can and what you can’t tow which makes it difficult to know exactly what you can/can’t tow with your licence. The different licence entitlements and what they enable you to driver will be set out below.
Car & Trailer: Coupling & Uncoupling & reversing exercise
Here at 2 Start Training, we believe in providing our students with the highest quality of training in order to pass their test and completing one of our Car & Trailer B+E Training courses will give you the skills and knowledge that you need to pass your test. This video will help you to get an understanding of the coupling and uncoupling procedure that you will be required to demonstrate in your DVSA test.
This video will walk you through the B+E reversing exercise and will give you a step-by-step guide on how to complete this manoeuvre properly, and what it would look like when completing your Car & Trailer B+E Training at 2 Start.