B+E Car & Trailer Driver Training – in Gloucestershire

Trailer towing tution by Tony Shaw Driving

B+E Car & Trailer driver training in Gloucestershire & Herefordshire.

Do you need to tow a trailer, caravan, horsebox or boat trailer for business or pleasure? Then you need to be aware since 1st January 1997, new regulations were introduced by the licensing and testing authorities. 

If you passed your driving test on or after 1 January 1997 a full car drivers licence will allow you to tow trailers that weigh no more than 750kg. You can also tow heavier trailers with a car, as long as the total weight of vehicle and trailer isn’t more than 3,500kg. 

However, if you wish to tow a caravan or trailer combination, which exceeds these weight limits. You will need to pass an additional driving test – to add categories B+E to your licence.

Drivers who passed a car driving test before the 1st January 1997 should already have B+E entitlement on their licence, and therefore do not need a further test, but may benefit from a trailer familiarisation session.

The B+E test consists of:

  • Safety checks on your vehicle and trailer
  • Reversing exercise
  • On-road driving
  • Coupling and uncoupling
B+E Car & Trailer Driver Training in Gloucestershire with Tony Shaw Driving

Be Aware That

Failure to comply with the new licensing laws can lead to a maximum of 9 penalty points, a £1000 fine or even a disqualification. Your insurance company could also decline to honour any claims incurred whilst towing!

B+E Car & Trailer Driver Training – Trailer Training

Designed for drivers who want to tow trailers or caravans above the B category licence weight-limit. i.e. Council or Utilities personnel, caravan owners, horsebox owners, boat owners.

Our trailer/caravan towing lessons offer a practical training session to help prepare you for passing the additional trailer category B+E car & trailer DVSA driving test.

Car & Trailer driver training course details

We offer car and trailer training in Newent, Gloucester, Ross-on-Wye, Ledbury and Tewkesbury

Cost – Cat B+E Driver Training courses start at £520 which includes the test fee.
Additional lessons are available at £95 for 2 hours.


  • 2 Hour assessment drive
  • A half-day training
  • A half-day training and use of vehicle and trailer for the test

For more information on any of our courses, you can contact us via the form, call Tony on 07970 150775
or email tony@tonyshawdriving.co.uk.