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B+E Trailer Training Ipswich Suffolk Essex

We provide B+E Trailer Training around the Ipswich area to people travelling from Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.  The B+E entitlement allows you to drive a vehicle upto 3,500kg (cars to most ‘Transit’ sized vans) towing a trailer upto 3,500kg (any trailer over 750kg, most caravans and horseboxes).  Training runs from our Stowmarket site and you are required to bring BOTH parts of your driving licence to all training sessions.

We are pleased to say that we are working in partnership with The Camping and Caravanning Club as the sole provider of B+E Trailer Training to their members living in the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.If you require more info, are thinking of joining or are already a member who requires B+E Training then please either visit their website or call them on 024 7647 5442

Whether you already have the B+E entitlement or have passed your car driving test after the 1/1/97, we can offer virtually any combination of hours to form your Trailer Training Course, either using our vehicle and trailer, your vehicle with our trailer or your vehicle with your trailer.

Already have the B+E Entitlement?

If you already have the B+E entitlement on your licence, have a little experience of towing and would like some training then we would recommend a 4 hour course.  This will cover the basics of towing, legalities and manoeuvring.  If you are completely new to towing then we would recommend at least a 6 hour course.

Need to get the B+E Entitlement?

If you do not have the B+E entitlement on your licence we have 2 methods of training that we can offer.

  • Book one of our set courses (non assessment method)
  • Tailor made course by means of having an assessment

Set courses are outlined in the prices section below.  It is important to be honest with yourself when selecting a course as booking too few hours will result in your not reaching the required standard when it comes to test time.

Having an assessment is the best way of finding out how many hours you require to reach the required standard if you are unable to choose one of our set courses.

The test consists of several parts:

  • Eyesight Test – Read a new style number plate from 20m
  • Show Me Tell Me B+E‘ – You will be asked 5 questions from the list
  • Reverse Exercise – Off Road
  • General Road Driving – On Road
  • Independent Drive – On Road
  • Trailer Un-couple and Re-couple Exercise – Off Road
When attending training and test you MUST have your photocard licence.


Using Your Towing Vehicle with our Test Standard Trailer*

Set Courses

  • 8 Hour Course – £355 (Very experienced at reversing with a trailer)
  • 10 Hour Course – £415 (Experienced at reversing with a trailer)
  • 12 Hour Course – £475 (Some experience at reversing with a trailer)
  • 15 Hour Course – £565 (No experience at reversing with a trailer, but confident)
  • 18 Hour Course – £655 (No experience at reversing with a trailer, less confident)

Assessment Method

  • Assessment Lesson – £120 (4 Hour lesson in order to advise on the amount of training required)
  • Hourly Training Rate – £30 (Price per hour of training required)
  • DVSA Test Fee – £115


Paying by Credit Card will incur a 3% fee.  There is no fee for Debit Cards.

*Please Note:

Below is a list of requirements that MUST be adhered to if training is to be undertaken in your own vehicle.

  • Your vehicle is capable of towing 1,250kg.
  • You are insured whilst receiving tuition, attending the driving test and driving back to base from test.
  • Towing mirrors are required by both our instructor and the examiner.  You MUST bring your own pair to all sessions.
    • The vehicle MUST be fitted with either an audible or visual warning to advise when trailer indicators are illuminating  – OLDER VEHICLES.
    • OR
    • The vehicle MUST be fitted with either an audible or visual warning to advise when trailer indicators are NOT illuminating  – NEWER VEHICLES.
  • You have 7 pin electrics or a 13 to 7 pin adaptor.
  • Your vehicle MUST be roadworthy with NO faults and the windscreen FREE of chips/cracks.
  • We ask that you bring your own L plates for the front of your vehicle – a L plate MUST be displayed.
  • You are required to bring your own number plate.  This is to be of the ‘square’ style measuring 11″ x 8″ and conforming to regulation, as pictured in the example below.  Training will NOT commence without a legal number plate.
  • Your vehicle MUST display a ‘No Smoking’ sign.
  • Vehicle MUST be clean inside and out.
  • If you are using a ‘works’ vehicle, all tools etc MUST be removed for test.
  • Pets MUST NOT be brought along during training or test times.

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