DVSA approved trailer training courses for car and trailer in Southend-on-Sea, Chelmsford, East London and Essex area
DVSA approved trailer training courses for car and trailer training in the Southend-on-Sea, Basildon Romford, Enfield, West Thurrock, Chelmsford, East London and Essex area
Get Towing… offers B+E trailer training by a DVSA Approved Driving Instructor to companies and individuals who require the B+E category adding to their licence. We have a proven track record and a high first time pass rate. Current pass rate = 90%
Our trailer training courses include the use of a vehicle and trailer for B+E training and driving test purposes and driving test exercises are conducted at our own full size training area in the Basildon and Southend, Essex area.
What the law says about towing…
If you passed your driving test after the 1st January 1997 (including re-tests) you must pass a practical category B+E driving course and test to tow a trailer which exceeds 750kg on a vehicle weighing 3,500kg; or car and trailer/caravan towing/horsebox towing combination over 3,500kg.
One day Get Towing car and trailer training course
This car and trailer training course will be suitable for an experienced driver with some towing experience (e.g. off road). And a good standard of driving
The one day course consists of a 6 hour session costing £399. ——NO OTHER HIDDEN COSTS!—-
Two day Get Towing car and trailer training course
This course will suit a driver with little or no towing experience and should provide plenty of preparation time for the trailer driving test. And a reasonable standard of driving
The two day course consists of two 6 hour sessions costing £599. ——NO OTHER HIDDEN COSTS!—-
What does the training involve?
The training will be based on meeting the criteria for successfully pass the trailer test. In addition we also introduce some advanced eco/safe driving skills which will enhance your driving skills for life.
You will need to demonstrate that you can drive to a high and safe standard when towing.
You must demonstrate that you can safely uncouple and recouple your trailer to your vehicle.
You will need to know that all the trailer lights are working and that inspect the trailer as if you had never previously used it.
You must demonstrate how to reverse your trailer (‘s’ manoeuvre) over a distance into a relatively confined (but sufficiently wide) area into a marked stopping position which will require you to judge the length of your car and trailer combination.
We will cover the basic vehicle check questions 2 of which will be asked by the examiner.
What does the Driving test involve?
This test is based on the lorry driving test and lasts for approx.1.5 hours. Do not underestimate the skills you will need to demonstrate for this test.
Every B+E driving test takes approx. 90 mins to complete. B+E Driving tests are only conducted at HGV (bus & lorry) driving test centres. You MUST bring your valid driving license! The examiner will need to see and check it before you begin the test.
At Get Towing… We have a test centre to visit nearby in West Thurrock and Chelmsford
At the start of the test you will be required to read a number plate to check your eyesight. You will then be asked a number of Questions about the safety of your vehicle & trailer. We issue all our pupils with the “Show Me Tell Me” Questions. Study these in your own time. You then have to complete a reverse manoeuvre.
The road drive will include a 10-20 minute independent driving session. Upon return to the test centre you will need to demonstrate the uncoupling and re-coupling procedure. Let us teach you how to perform the “S Manoeuvre” (which you have to be able to do independently). We will explain the DSA method of reversing and all the safety checks you will need to know. Our Trainers will teach you how to carry out your lighting checks and the order in which you will have to couple and uncouple the trailer when you are on the trailer driving test.
Do not underestimate the standard of driving that you will need to achieve to be successful in the B+E test. The majority of drivers that fail the B+E test do so because their road driving skills do not meet the required standard. If you make mistakes on test the crucial issue is not to worry, the mistake might be less serious and may not affect your result. The examiner is looking for an overall safe standard of driving during the driving test.
Tow vehicles test requirements
You can take your test in either a Manual or Automatic transmission vehicle. We can help if you want to use one of our manual towing vehicles for the trailer training and B+E driving test purposes. If you pass using an automatic then you are entitled to tow using only an automatic transmission. If you pass using a manual transmission vehicle you are entitled to tow either manual or automatic vehicles. Your vehicle must be legal and roadworthy and have no warning lights showing, e.g the engine management system warning light. It must not be subject to a manufacturers safety recall, you may be asked for evidence that your vehicle has had the work carried out, is exempt from the recall or that after being checked no work was necessary.
The vehicle also needs to be a smoke free zone. Their are other requirements involving loaded weight, head restraints, mirrors etc that we can provide details of when undertaking trailer training with us. We provide a trailer which meets all DVSA requirements.