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Trailer Licence Test Training Courses. DVSA Licence Category B+E Trailer Test.

Trailer and caravan towing training courses throughout the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire. CRH Training are situated in West Bromwich in the Heart of The Black Country. We are ideally situated in the Midlands near major road networks and have a dedicated training facility. If you are looking for trailer towing training courses near West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Walsall, Dudley, Cannock, Tamworth, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Bilston, Wednesbury, Tipton or Oldbury then please get in touch.

  • Car & Van + Trailer towing training (B+E) in preparation for the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) B+E Driving Test.
  • Familiarisation trailer training for existing B+E licence holders towing caravans and large trailers with a car or van.
  • Company CPD (Continuing Professional Development) trailer training for employees towing trailers as part of their job role

What Trailer Towing Training Courses Do We Offer?

Category B+E - Car and Trailer or Small Van and Trailer

Category LGV C1+E - Medium Goods Vehicle and Trailer up to 12000kg MAM. Van or Lorry between 3500kg - 7500kg and Trailer.

Who Is Our Trailer Towing Training Course Aimed At?

Anyone who needs to tow trailers or caravans above the B licence limit such as council and utilities employees, caravan owners, horse box owners, boat owners and many more.

All trailer owners would benefit from our towing courses, whether you are new to towing a trailer or have some experience. If you are new to it then you will need to learn the practical and legal aspects of towing a trailer. We can also cater for those who are already experienced in towing, but want to refresh your skills.

The aim of this practical towing course is to train you to reach the required standard and pass the additional trailer category B+E Car & Trailer DVSA driving test. All students will receive expert individual tuition in all areas and disciplines needed to complete the test successfully.

Where Do We Offer Our Towing Training Courses?

CRH Training are situated in West Bromwich in the Heart of The Black Country. We are ideally situated in the Midlands near major road networks and have a dedicated training facility. We have customers from across the across the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and further afield. 

Before you buy a trailer there are certain things you should know about towing a trailer with your vehicle:

Do You Have The Correct Trailer Towing Licence?

You might need to take an additional category driving test.

From 19 January 2013 drivers passing a category B (car and small vehicle) test can tow:

  • Small trailers weighing no more than 750kg
  • A trailer over 750kg as long as the combined weight of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM)

If you want to tow a trailer weighing more than 750kg, when the combined weight of the towing vehicle and trailer is more than 3,500kg, you’ll have to get B+E entitlement on your licence.

If you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997 and have an ordinary category B (car) licence, you can:

  • Drive a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes or 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM
  • Tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined weight of the trailer and towing vehicle is no more than 3,500kg

For anything heavier you need to take a category B+E driving test.

If you passed your driving test before 1 January 1997 you’re generally allowed to drive a vehicle and trailer combination up to 8.25 tonnes MAM, but you should double check here what your licence allows you to tow.

How To Work Out Towing Capacity

The maximum weight your car can tow (fully loaded car + fully loaded caravan or trailer) is usually listed in the handbook. The best thing to do is to contact us for help and advice for your particular situation and we will be happy to help.

Width & Length Regulations For Towing

The maximum trailer width for any towing vehicle is 2.55 metres. The maximum length is 7 metres for a trailer towed by a vehicle weighing up to 3,500 kilograms.

Tips For Towing a Trailer

Here are a few top tips for towing to help keep you and your trailer safe.

  • Tow bars must be ‘type approved’. This means it meets EU regulations and is designed for your car. This doesn’t apply to cars first used before 1 August 1998.
  • Give yourself more time and space for everything, especially taking corners.
  • Road safety group TyreSafe encourages caravan owners to check their vehicle's tyres before setting out on a trip.
  • Never exceed 50mph on single carriageways or 60mph on dual carriageways.
  • Never carry passengers in the caravan when you’re towing it.
  • Your number plate must show your car’s registration number, conform to the relevant British Standard and be illuminated at night.
  • Your rear light panel must always be working and visible so check before driving off and keep an eye out for any changes during your journey.
  • Any trailer weighing over 750 kilograms,including its load, must have a working brake system.
  • If your trailer is unbraked, the maximum you may tow is 750 kg or half the kerbside weight of the towing vehicle – whichever is the lower.
  • Try to keep the caravan as light as possible with the heavier items low down and close to the axle.
  • To prevent snaking and pitching make sure you have a well-matched car and caravan and try using stabilisers.

Train with Us Before You Tow

Our towing course is just the thing you need to learn all of the fundamentals of towing a trailer or caravan under all conditions and situations. It is the ideal preparation course as you get ready to take the car and trailer test and succeed.

The trailer towing test requires you to answer a few questions on vehicle safety, perform a reversing exercise and uncouple and recouple your trailer. This is followed by fifty minutes of on road driving, where you will encounter varied road conditions.

What Is The Next Step?

Please call CRH Training on 0121 553 3184 or email us at info@crhtraining.co.uk and our experienced team will be very happy to answer all of your  towing training questions and give you a quote for any of our driver training courses.


Step-by-Step
Getting Qualified Guide

Step 1
Register for free with CRH Training, then speak to an expert for advice on licence types and employment opportunities

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Step 2
Receive your CRH Information Pack containing all forms, application pack, training details and provisional course dates.

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Step 3

Pass your Theory Test with help from our online facility. Attend your chosen Driver Training Course at one of our training centres.


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Step 4
Take your driving test. We have our own DSA approved training centre at West Bromwich. Take your Initial Driver CPC. Contact Us to find out which course is suitable for you.

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Email: info@crhtraining.co.uk
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