Category B+E licence

If you already have an existing Category B (car) licence,  an additional B+E Car and trailer licence allows you to legally tow a caravan or trailer over 750kg.

At Teesside LGV, we set the standard for LGV and driver training – it’s why our pass rates are so high and why you’ll feel confident and supported throughout your training journey. 

Why is it a legal requirement to have a B+E Licence?

Towing a caravan or trailer weighing over 750kg is very different to driving a car – their size and weight make them difficult to manoeuvre safely, and many people struggle to safely load, uncouple and recouple.  

If the combined weight of your vehicle and trailer is over 3.5 tonnes, you are legally required to pass an additional B+E Car and Trailer test – failing to do so could invalidate your insurance and result in 9 penalty points and a £1000 fine.  

What will you learn on our B+E Course?

As a training provider for the Caravan and Motorhome Club, our DVSA-approved B+E Car and Trailer training course is designed to ensure you pass your test as a confident, safe driver – for life.  We even have our very own DVSA-registered on-site test centre – so you can build your skills and confidence on the actual reverse area.

Depending on your individual needs, our experienced instructors can teach you how to:

  • manoeuvre and reverse safely 
  • set up your caravan or trailer correctly – including uncoupling, recoupling, loading and nose weight
  • confidently master hill starts 
  • safely and confidently drive your caravan on the motorway, in towns or through country lanes 

How long is the B+E Course?

Course duration depends on your level of previous towing experience and range from our 3-4 day training (for those who have never towed before) to 1 or 2 day courses (for those who have some experience).  We also run a half day course for those who already have a B+E entitlement but are a bit rusty and need a refresher to restore their confidence.

What to do next

If you’d like to book your B+E Car and Trailer course, just give us a ring and our fantastic office team will chat through the best training option for you, as well as help book your test and guide you through any of the relevant paperwork.

We generally use our own vehicles for training and tests, but if you would rather train and pass your test in your own vehicle, please just ask.

Book your place today

Book your place on the Category B+E licence by clicking book now below and filling out the online form or call: 01642 466099

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