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Learn for Life School of Motoring

29 - Aug - 2014

Driving Lessons in the Louth, Grimsby and Lincoln areas

B E Trailer Towing

B + E trailer, caravan and horsebox towing courses in Lincolnshire

B   E Trailer Towing

B + E Trailer Towing and the DVSA Test

For B + E car and trailer, caravan and horsebox towing courses in Lincolnshire, choose Learn for Life School of Motoring. Whatever your previous experience, I have a course to suit all levels and abilities. Reversing a trailer is easier than you might think, given the right help and tuition.


Why choose us?

  • Small specialist driving school - flexible - professional - personal attention
  • Assessment lesson - £70.00 with £20.00 reduction off a course of 12 hrs or more.
  • You will receive tuition from Richard Fisher, a qualified and experienced ADI and LGV licence holder, one-to-one coaching.
  • Years of experience successfully delivering B + E towing courses in Lincolnshire
  • Local training - B + E trailer towing tests in Grimsby
  • Test booking service - as a DVSA registered trainer we can reserve and book tests in advance
  • Payments can be made via PayPal / cash / cheque / BACS.

 

I don't claim to be the cheapest for B + E towing courses...but I do aim to be amongst the best, offering real value for money. I set out to provide a course designed to give you the best chance of passing your B + E test first time.

Please do have a look at the Testimonial Page for reviews.

 

Are YOU licenced to tow a trailer, caravan or horsebox?

If you passed your driving test after 1st January 1997, you will probably need to pass the DVSA's additional B + E trailer driving test. [Depending on vehicle & trailer weights - Please click on the link below ("Towing with a car - rules / categories") to the GOV.UK website for full and exact licence details]

In order to take the DVSA B + E driving test, you must hold a full car driving licence.

If you hold the 'B + E' entitlement, but would like instruction on vehicle handling and reversing, I would be pleased to help you. Please ring to discuss your requirements.

If you have never towed a trailer before and need to start from scratch, I can guide you through the whole procedure, leading up to the B + E driving test, which I can book for you. I will provide a B + E trailer towing course to suit you.

 

 

Preparation and Assessment

 

If you are thinking of taking the B + E test, I would strongly advise you to undertake an assessment session, so that you know what to expect, and which areas you may need to improve on.

Assessment session - 2.5 hours - cost: £70.00 - with £20.00 CASH BACK on a course of 12 hrs or more.

  • Full briefing on the DVSA practical B + E test
  • The 'Show me - Tell me' safety questions
  • Demonstration and practice of the reverse manoeuvre
  • Explanation and practice of the uncoupling / coupling exercise
  • Assessment drive and appraisal
  • Written 'Action Plan' if appropriate

 

About the DVSA B + E Test


The test comprises:

  • Eyesight test and up to 5 "Show me - Tell me" safety questions
  • Reverse manoeuvre from one bay, across the manoeuvring area and into another bay
  • Uncoupling / re-coupling exercise
  • Drive of about one hour - including approx 10 mins of 'independent driving' with a laden trailer.

The exercises are undertaken at the test centre, and the test conducted from there. As well as the reversing manoeuvre, you will need a sound knowledge of the correct, safe routines for the trailer uncoupling / re-coupling exercise.

The standard of driving required is in line with that for the LGV driving test, on which the B + E test is based.

You will be expected to demonstrate and apply to your driving good observation and planning, anticipation and situational awareness, making good progress, whilst employing defensive driving techniques.

The test centre for central, north and north east Lincolnshire, including Lincoln, Louth and the surrounding area is located at the LGV Test Centre in Grimsby.

 

 

B + E Trailer Towing Tuition

 


Prices - B + E Trailer Towing Lessons cost £30 per hour. How many hours will I need?

I run courses tailored to meet the requirements of the individual.

Most candidates who are experienced, competent and safe drivers, whether or not they have done any towing previously, require a minimum of about eight hours of on-road tuition in preparation for the B + E test. This is in addition to any reversing practice, and does not include the session for the actual test.

Before booking a test and starting a training course, it is advisable to have a reasonable level of reversing ability, which may then need bringing up to test standard. To achieve this, two or three one hour sessions will usually be adequate for most candidates who are starting from scratch, however this will inevitably vary from person to person, some may require more training. Candidates with considerable trailer reversing experience will often require minimal tuition on this manoeuvre.

I strongly recommend pupils take the initial assessment session, followed by a comprehensive course of between twelve and fifteen hours, in order to achieve test standard, and this includes the three hour session for the DVSA practical test. (DVSA test fee not included).

The initial assessment session is vital in establishing the number of hours training required - £70.00 with £20.00 CASH BACK (by way of a discount) on a course of 12 hrs or more.

Prices of some typical courses

 

Initial assessment lesson & briefing on DVSA test procedure £70.00
DVSA B + E practical test fee £115.00
12 hour course including 3 hour test session £360.00
14 hour course including 3 hour test session £420.00
15 hour course including 3 hour test session £450.00
20 hour course including 3 hour test session £600.00

Currently ALL the above course prices qualify for a £20.00 reduction if you take the initial assessment at £70.00

(There is a £5 admin charge added to the test fee if you pay us through PayPal) If you do wish to pay via PayPal, please talk to us first!


The charge per hour is for ONE-TO-ONE TUITION, I am always pleased to consider lessons for TWO PUPILS at a time, if you have more than one candidate - this can save you time and money, as the charge per hour spent out in the car remains the same.

Note: Cat B licences from January 19th 2013: You can tow a trailer with a MAM up to 750kgs as long as the combined weight of car and trailer does not exceed 3500kgs. If you wish to tow a trailer with a MAM above 750kgs, the MAM of the trailer should not exceed the unladen weight of the towing vehicle, and the combined weight must not exceed 3500kgs. Above these limits you will require a B + E licence.

 

Please contact me to discuss your requirements, and to arrange an assessment session - phone, mobile or email.

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