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Category B+E Licence Training
Drive a car or van with a trailer up to 3,500kg
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Who is the category B+E licence training for?
This cat B+E training course is ideal for any driver who needs to tow a trailer up to 3,500kg.
Any person with a valid driving licence and is 17 years of age or older can take this course.
Towing a Trailer: The Law
The law on towing a trailer depends on when you gained your car driving licence (category B)
Licences issued after 1st January 1997
If you passed your car diving test after 1st January 1997, you can drive a car or van weighing up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM) with a trailer up to 750kg MAM.
(You can tow a trailer above 750kg if the combined MAM of the vehicle and trailer is under 3,500kg.)
Licences issued before 1st January 1997
If you passed your car driving test before 1st January 1997, you can drive a car or van with trailer with a combined weight up to 8,250kg MAM.
Exceptions can apply so it’s best to check your driving licence before towing a trailer. Typically, if your want to tow a heavier trailer, you will need to pass the category B+E driving test.
Tow a trailer up to 3,500kg
Suitable for drivers 17+ years of age
Why drivers choose LDT for B+E licence training?
Frequently Asked Questions about Car & Trailer (B+E) Training
How do I get a towing (B+E) Licence in the UK?
To get your B+E licence, you will need to undertake a Towing training course and then pass the B+E driving test.
How much does a trailer B+E licence cost?
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What can I tow with a B+E Licence?
If you passed your car (B) driving test before 1st January 1997, you are usually allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8,250kg MAM. If you passed your car (B) driving test on or after 1st January 1997, you can drive a car up to 3,500kg MAM with a trailer up to 750kg MAM or tow a trailer over 750kg MAM if the combined MAM of the car (B) and trailer (E) does not exceed 3,500kg. It is important to check your driving licence information online.
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4 simple steps to your new B+E licence
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Book your test
Waiting times can sometimes be long so depending on your time frame, you might want to book your driving test in advance.
Our fully qualified instructors will teach you everything you need to know about towing a trailer. Giving you the best chance to passing your practical test.
Car & Trailer Test
You’ll be fully prepared to take your driving test. Our vehicles meet all of the rules required for the test.