Trailer Towing Courses Bristol
Our aim is to have you pass your B+E car and trailer test asap enabling you to tow a trailer legally and safely. We work with local businesses and the public to help them pass their B+E towing test. Our towing courses are perfect for you whatever your level of experience in towing a trailer, whether you have had some experience in towing a trailer, or none. Are you looking to brush up on your skills and practice towing before your B+E trailer test or tow a caravan, horsebox or Boat? If so then why not give us a call to see what you need to do first.
Car licences obtained before 1st January 1997
What are the Fines for towing with no insurance or the incorrect licence
From January 1997 tighter restrictions were imposed therefore this means you could be unwittingly towing illegally. Drivers who passed their test after January 1, 1997 with have a B licence which imposes tighter restrictions than the B+E licence which was previously issued.
Figures from the DVLA show that more than five million drivers have passed their test since the beginning of 1997. Of those, just 1.2 per cent have passed a further test to upgrade to a B+E licence.Without passing the B+E test, B licence holders are limited to towing a combined Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) of car and trailer of 4.25 tonnes if the trailer has a MAM of 750kg or less, or a total of 3.5 tonnes if the trailer's MAM is more than 750kg.
The towing test (B+E) includes an off-road reverse manoeuvre, a controlled stop, uncoupling and coupling and driving on the road.
A great place to start reading is the following link https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/516716/quick-guide-to-towing-non-articulated-trailers.pdf
Short Course - 1 day including driving test
£270 + £115 DVSA FEE = £385 (fully inclusive)
4 hours individual lesson & use of vehicle on test on the same day Suitable for very experienced driver and quick learner, with years of trailer experience, especially reversing and coupling & uncoupling trailers, and who are familiar with the roads around the test centre.
Intermediate Course - 3 days including test
£450 + £115 DVSA FEE = £565 (fully inclusive)
This course is sometimes available as a condensed 2 day Course
2 days of 3 hours individual training each day and on the 3rd day additional 2 hours warm-up lesson & use of vehicle on test. Suitable for experienced drivers who are familiar with trailers, especially with reversing and coupling & uncoupling trailers.
Full Course - 4 days including test
£585+ £115 DVSA FEE = £700 (fully inclusive)
This course can be condensed into 3 days
3 days of 3 hours individual training each day and on the 4th day additional 2 hours warm-up lesson and use of vehicle on test. Suitable for drivers with limited or no towing & trailer driving experience and little or no experience with coupling and reversing trailers.
Re-test - 2 hours warm-up lesson prior to test and use of vehicle for test (approx 4hrs) £180.