B + E Car and Trailer Training Course


Category B+E Training

(Car and Trailer)

You need this licence (B+E) if you want to tow a large trailer over 
750kg GVW, e.g. Large caravan, Horse box, Mini digger etc.

At CRH we make it easy as possible for you to gain your B + E Licence. 

We want you to pass the test FIRST TIME!

We can handle everything for you, from supplying application
through to tailoring courses to your specific needs.

We have our own fully modern vehicles.

Car licences obtained before 1 January 1997

If you passed a car test before 1 January 1997 you keep your
existing entitlement to tow trailers until your licence expires. This means
you're generally entitled to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to
8.25 tonnes maximum authorised mass (MAM). You also have
entitlement to drive a minibus with a trailer over 750kgs MAM.

Car licences obtained on or after 1 January 1997

If you passed a car test on or after 1 January 1997 you're limited
to vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes maximum authorised mass towing a trailer
up to 750kgs, or a vehicle and trailer combination up to 3.5 tonnes MAM
providing the MAM of the trailer doesn't exceed the unladen mass of the
towing vehicle. You will need to pass an additional driving test in B+E
if you wish to tow a caravan or trailer combination which exceeds
these weight limits.

Car and trailer practical test

We have our own DSA Approved test centre at West Bromwich. This means you can train AND test at the same centre. There is no wasted time or mileage travelling to reversing areas or test centres. The DSA Examiners come to CRH.

The car and trailer test (B+E) is based on the lorry driving test and lasts for approximately one hour.

The towing test (B+E) includes vehicle safety questions, an off-road reverse manoeuvre, a controlled stop, uncoupling and coupling of the trailer and driving on the road.

You will not be expected to carry out the following exercises:

  • emergency stop on the public road
  • reversing round a corner
  • reverse parking
  • turning in the road

Vehicle Safety Questions

These are basic safety checks that you should carry out to ensure
the vehicle is safe for use.

You will be asked five questions, which will be a combination of 'show me' and 'tell me'.

A driving fault will be recorded for each incorrect answer to a maximum of four driving faults. If you answer all five questions incorrectly, a serious fault will be recorded.

A list of the questions you can be asked on your driving test will be issued to you by CRH at the start of your training.

Call CRH on 01827 319800 or 0121 323 1777 or email info@crhtraining.co.uk for further information.

CRH Transport Training Ltd | The Pavilion, Amber Close, Amington, Tamworth, Staffordshire. B77 4RP