B+E – Car and Trailer

You can train for, and take your B+E test with KJA Driver Training. The B+E test is essential for those wishing to tow heavier loads. Drivers who have a full car driving licence are eligible to take the B+E test once they have trained to use a car and trailer.

At KJA Driver Training, we offer various driver training courses in Scarborough, Whitby, Malton, Pickering, Driffield, Bridlington and throughout the surrounding areas. Wherever you’re based, you can rest assured that we can provide the expert driving tuition that you need. Our instructors are highly experienced and have helped hundreds of learners to become skilled drivers and confident and competent on the roads. With some of the highest pass rates in the UK, you can relax in the knowledge that you have the best possible chance of success.

Prepare for the B+E test with KJA Driver Training

The B+E test includes many facets which are similar to the national standard driving test taken by drivers. In order to pass the B+E test drivers must be able to display an aptitude to: 

  • Show that they know The Highway Code by the way they drive 
  • Drive in a safe manner in different traffic and road conditions 


Drivers will only be ready for the B+E test once they can do everything required for towing a trailer without instruction. You are not tied to a minimum number of lessons before you book the test. Your KJA Driver Training instructor will advise when he or she thinks you are ready to take the test. 


Once you have booked your test to try and gain your trailer licence, you are free to change the date if you so choose. Reasons for this can be due to matters of inconvenience, or because the driver believes he or she is not ready and would like to book additional lessons in order to build up his or her confidence. 


Should you fail your test, you are always free to resit it. You are able to choose a date more than three working days away from your last test. But at KJA Driver Training we often advise that more lessons may be needed in order to prepare effectively. 


If you have a standard driving licence, under current government regulations you will be able to tow the following: 

  • Drive a van or car up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM) towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM 
  • Tow a trailer over 750kg MAM as long as the combined MAM of the towing vehicle and the trailer is no more than 3,500kg 

For anything heavier, you will have to take a B+E test. Once you have passed your B+E test and have your trailer licence, under government regulations you will be able to tow. 


If you wish to tow heavier combinations than provided for by the trailer licence, you will be required to take further steps before you can tow legally, including: applying for a provisional licence for a medium-sized lorry and trailer (category C1+E), passing the lorry theory test and passing the C1+E driving test. 

Ready to train for the B+E test with KJA Driver Training? Call us today on 07826 188708